Larry Marbert
Vice President for Real Estate and Facilities
United Way 2014 Campaign Chair

Dear Colleagues,

The University of Miami has supported the United Way for almost 40 years. 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 2014 United Way Campaign kicks off today, and I am honored to chair this year’s campaign.

I will be joined by Steven F. Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., executive dean for clinical affairs, chief executive of UHealth Clinical Practice, and associate vice president for medical affairs, 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 2014 campaign a success.

Last year TeamUM raised more than $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 $2.06.

The University of Miami’s 2014 United Way Campaign runs through November 28. We will update our progress regularly in e-Veritas, UM’s faculty and staff newsletter, and on the TeamUM United Way website.

Please consider signing up today as an early contributor. Those who make commitments of 1 percent or more of their salary will be entered into our traditional October raffle.

Simply log on to MyUM and click on “United Way Contribution” on the left side of the home page under “Give to 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 MyUM 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 2014 Campaign Chair

How to Contribute

Contributions can be made online through myUM.

  1. Log on to MyUM and
  2. Click on “United Way Contribution” in the upper left side of the home page under “Give to United Way”
  3. Follow the instructions to make your donation.

Faculty and staff can assign their contributions as unrestricted, direct their gift to a University of Miami fund, or designate it to their favorite not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.