HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2016 – High Point University has been named the third largest contributor to the United Way of Greater High Point’s annual campaign for the third consecutive year.
The HPU family raised $230,000 in 2015 to support the UWGHP and its partner agencies – a 505 percent increase from 2005. Joe Cristy, director of undergraduate recruitment, served as the staff campaign coordinator. Dr. Dan Tarara, assistant professor of exercise science at High Point University, and Rosie Tarara, instructor of health education at HPU, served as faculty campaign coordinators.
In addition to the annual campaign, students, faculty and staff donate 100,000 hours of service each year to the United Way and other agencies. According to United Way calculations, those volunteer hours are valued at $2.3 million.
“High Point University continues to give tremendous financial support to the United Way each year,” said Bobby Smith, president of United Way of Greater High Point. “However, HPU’s impact on our quality of life extends far beyond the monetary contributions which helps our partner agencies. It is felt in every single corner of our community every day. I witness it every day in the different activities I am involved in. I could list countless examples. We are so grateful to HPU for their support.”
“As High Point’s University, we are committed to supporting the United Way of Greater High Point,” said HPU president Dr. Nido Qubein. “This organization supports numerous agencies and community initiatives, and we are grateful to partner with the United Way to move our city forward.”