February 12, 2016

ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO (excluding UC San Diego Health System)

SUBJECT:    2016 UC San Diego United Way Campaign

Please join me in supporting the 2016 UC San Diego United Way Campaign.

This year's theme is "Elevating Every Child & Their Family Toward a Brighter Future." This theme is appropriate because each of us can help spark community action that elevates every child and family toward a brighter future by contributing to our Campaign. I am a strong supporter of this cause, and I encourage you to join your UC San Diego colleagues as we help individuals and families in the San Diego community, many of whom have a desperate need for the services offered by the United Way agencies. Supporting United Way through the UC San Diego Campaign offers the opportunity to make an important difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Your gift this year will help to support various community programs including those that will:

* Increase academic success including kindergarten readiness, third grade literacy, high school graduation, and beyond

* Help struggling families and youth work their way toward economic stability

* Improve community health for youth, families and the homeless

The UC San Diego United Way Campaign commenced on February 11 and will run through Friday, April 15, 2016. You also may contribute beyond that date. I encourage you to visit the UC San Diego United Way Campaign website at: You can make your pledge using the UC San Diego web-based pledge application. The instructions and application package along with a list of UC San Diego recipient agencies can be found on this website. Please request a form from your Department Coordinator if you prefer to use a paper-based pledge form. Your Department Coordinator's contact information can be found at:

I am proud of UC San Diego's prior campaign successes, and I applaud those of you who have volunteered your time, energy and financial resources to this cause. For this year's Campaign to succeed, each of us must become involved and act with our heart's compassion.

Questions about the Campaign may be directed to the Campaign Chair, Tonia Snee at (858) 822-5390 or

On behalf of the United Way of San Diego County and the many people who will benefit from your contributions, I thank you for your continued support.

Pradeep K. Khosla