President encourages United Way of the Midlands participation

Today I am pleased to launch the University of South Carolina’s four-week United Way of the Midlands campaign. I am asking each of you to join Patricia and me in taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to demonstrate our generosity and concern for the health and well-being of our neighbors and friends in the Midlands.

You might say that the United Way is a pioneer in crowdsourcing as they have repeatedly shown that there is strength and power in pooling resources. If every full-time employee on the Columbia campus donates just $2.00 per paycheck, our power to change lives grows exponentially. Our combined resources provide such varied services as community education to prevent domestic violence, home meals to our senior citizens, as well as shelter and emergency food for abused children and much, much more.

There is strength in numbers. Let’s show, as Gamecocks, that our compassion has no limits.