Larry Marbert
Vice President for Real Estate and Facilities
United Way TeamUM 2015 Campaign Chair

Dear Colleagues,

Since its founding 90 years ago, the University of Miami has immeasurably helped strengthen the quality of life throughout our community—and for nearly 40 years, it has channeled extraordinary support though the United Way. Each year’s United Way Campaign is an opportunity to demonstrate your support for our UM mission of providing service that extends throughout our community. The University of Miami’s 2015 United Way Campaign kicks off today, and I am honored to again chair this year’s campaign.

I will be joined by Barth Green, M.D., professor and chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, and chair and co-founder of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, who will lead the Miller School of Medicine’s component of the United Way Campaign. Working together and with your generous support, we will make our 2015 campaign a success.

Last year TeamUM raised more than $1.1 million for the United Way of Miami-Dade.

Our campaign goals for this year include:

  • Again raise more than $1 million in contributions
  • Increase overall faculty and staff participation
  • Increase undesignated giving
  • NOTE: Undesignated contributions help the United Way respond quickly to emergencies and provide support to a variety of agencies with the greatest need. Each unrestricted dollar you contribute to the United Way is matched by federal and state grant programs, turning your dollar into $2.30.

The University of Miami’s 2015 United Way Campaign runs through December 31. We will update our progress regularly in e-Veritas and on the TeamUM United Way website.

Please consider signing up today as an early contributor. Those who make commitments by October 2, will be entered into our traditional October raffle.

Simply log on to Workday and click on the “GIVE” Worklet found on the “All About Me” page and select United Way, then follow the instructions to make your donation. United Way will distribute your donation according to your wishes. You can assign your United Way contribution in one of three ways:

  • Unrestricted to United Way – directing it to education, health, or financial stability
  • Designating it to a University of Miami fund
  • Designating it to your favorite not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization

Please make your gift today on Workday as a recurrent payroll deduction from your salary or as a one-time gift through payroll deduction, check, or credit card.

If you have any questions concerning online giving, please contact your department’s ambassador. For a list of ambassadors on the Coral Gables and RSMAS campuses, click here. For a list of ambassadors on the Miller School of Medicine campus, click here. You may also contact me via email at, or contact your campus co-chair.

Thank you for your continued support of the University of Miami and our local community. Every gift to United Way makes a difference.

Best regards,

Larry Marbert
Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities
United Way TeamUM 2015 Campaign Chair