Idaho State University United Way Campaign surpasses goal, collects more than $67,000

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University United Way Campaign, held last fall, raised a record amount from the University community, collecting $67,630.

From left, a group of clowns at the ISU United Way Campaign fall carnival included, from left, ISU United Way Committee members Stacey Marshall, Laura Judkins and Susan Hengel-Morris.

From left, a group of clowns at the ISU United Way Campaign fall carnival included, from left, ISU United Way Committee members Stacey Marshall, Laura Judkins and Susan Hengel-Morris.

“We surpassed all previous campaigns, beating our goal of $65,000. We are ecstatic,” said Stacey Marshall, ISU assistant director of the Office of Human Resources. “ISU is one of the largest donors to United Way in Southeast Idaho and we’re proud of the support ISU employees are providing to the community. Thanks to all who donated their hard earned dollars to help those less fortunate.”

The ISU United Way campaign supports the United Way of Southeastern Idaho, the Treasure Valley and Bonneville County and Idaho Falls, as employees at ISU-Meridian and ISU-Idaho Falls also contributed.

“We’d like to thank all the ISU employees who contributed and participated in events to support this worthy cause,” said Laura Judkins, ISU Human Resources training associate, who was an ISU United Way Campaign organizer. “We couldn’t have done this without the support of Jim Fletcher, vice president for finance, and the Office of Finance and Administration, which supported all of the events.”

Randy Gaines, ISU chief information officer, volunteered for dunk tank duties at the ISU United Way Campaign fall carnival.

Randy Gaines, ISU chief information officer, volunteered for dunk tank duties at the ISU United Way Campaign fall carnival.

The ISU United Way team consisted of Marshall, Judkins, Administrative Assistant Robin Nelson from the Counseling and Testing Center, Assistant Risk Manager Susan Hengel-Morris from General Counsel and ISU student Mckenzie Thomas.

This year fundraising activities included a fall carnival that incorporated the popular dunk booth, a bowling event sponsored by Information Technology, and the sale by Facilities Services of calendars that featured photographs from around campus.

“I am very proud of the wonderful response of the United Way Campaign,” Fletcher said. “I commend the hard work of this team who spearheaded our campaign. I am pleased at the generosity of the ISU campus and believe that the results will significantly benefit our communities.”