Lyndsey Ayers, Director of Community Partnerships at HPU (right), presents Jane Liebscher, president of United Way of Greater High Point, and Joe Barnes, VP of Resource Development of UWGHP, with a check representing the university’s campaign contribution.
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 27, 2021 – High Point University continues to support the surrounding community by raising $260,000 for the United Way of Greater High Point’s annual fundraising campaign.
High Point University was recently recognized by United Way of Greater High Point for the second largest campaign in the city, up from third place in the previous year. The HPU family contributed $260,000 this year to support the UWGHP and its 27 partnering agencies, an 829% increase since 2004. This is the largest donation by HPU.
“High Point University is an anchor institution in our city, and we are committed to supporting the United Way,” said HPU President Nido Qubein. “I am proud that our city stands tall together in the good efforts of the United Way and their partner agencies. Together, we are building a stronger community.”
In addition to the annual campaign, students, faculty and staff donate 110,000 hours of service each year to the United Way and other agencies. According to Independent Sector calculations, those volunteer hours are valued at $3.1 million.
“High Point University continues to be not only an anchor for our community, but the source of hope for thousands through their annual United Way campaign,” said Jane Liebscher, president of UWGHP. “In addition to their unprecedented generosity, their tireless in-kind support of our organization helps us make a difference in the lives of so many. United Way of Greater High Point remains incessantly grateful to High Point University, Dr. Qubein, the incredible staff and amazing students. Desmond Tutu famously said, ‘Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all of the darkness.’ High Point University is that light for our community.”