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Why I Give to the United Way

Barbara Boltz, project director for enrollment data and systems support in the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, writes about why she gives to the United Way

Barbara Boltz writes about why she supports the United WayBarbara Boltz, project director for enrollment data and systems support in the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, writes about why she gives to the United Way.

“Giving of my talents, time and treasures is a habit that I acquired as a child and believe is essential to being an engaged citizen of this great nation. I am the middle child of nine, raised in a one-income home.  As children, we did not receive allowances but earned monies by carrying newspapers, babysitting and cleaning houses. Being in a large family meant wearing hand-me-downs, home-sewn clothing, having a large garden and lots of canning.  Looking back, I realize that my parents stretched every penny and we were a part of the lower class, and yet, we had neighbors down the block that were even poorer…”

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To make a donation to Kent State’s United Way Campaign, go to FlashLine / University Resources / Giving Back and click on the United Way Pledge link.

You can also download a paper form from the site if you prefer to send your contribution that way. Completed forms may be sent to Pat Nash in the University Relations office or faxed to 330-672-7301.

POSTED: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 2:50pm
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