The Portage County United Way honored Hiram College’s fundraising efforts at the Campaign Celebration award ceremony on May 30, 2014, at The Rusty Nail in Kent.
Hiram College received one of three special recognitions, the Campaign Excellence Award. This award recognizes a corporate supporter whose commitment to the annual campaign exceeds expectations. Hiram College was chosen for this honor because of its application of best practices, campaign kickoff events and employee special events to increase total giving, campaign participation and average giving among employees.
For the past 10 years, Hiram College employees have participated in the United Way/Community Shares giving campaign. This year, donations rose 8 percent, with a total of $10,702 raised to help combat homelessness and hunger in the community.
“I am very proud of the Hiram College employee community,” said Brittany Jackson, assistant director of three Centers of Distinction. “They yet again show their generosity of spirit, caring nature, and show why Hiram College is such a wonderful place to attend as both a student and work as an employee.”
Jackson, along with Audrey Cunningham, assistant professor of communication, and Jennifer McCreight, assistant professor of education, have led the College’s United Way fundraising efforts as faculty and staff representatives.
Social responsibility is one of Hiram College’s core values and part of its mission statement. Students, faculty and staff regular engage in community service and service learning opportunities.
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