Syracuse UniversityOffice of Government and Community Relations


United Way LogoA gift to the United Way of Central New York is an efficient and effective way to fund a network of services that support our community.  Since its enthusiastic beginning as a community war chest in 1917, the United Way has centered its mission on investing community dollars into programs with the potential to achieve the greatest impact on the community as a whole.

Donating to the United Way campaign is easy.  Employees may choose to donate by completing a paper pledge card or through MySlice.

Paper Pledge Card

Each Syracuse University employee receives a customized paper pledge card in October. The card includes their name and SUID number, prior year pledge and number of pay periods (for pledge calculation). 

Can't find yours or didn't receive one?  You can pledge anytime on MySlice! 

Making a paper pledge is a four-step process:

  • Decide if you will increase your gift this year.  If you increase by one dollar per week you'll be entered into the United Way's annual Step Up Challenge program, which offers locally donated prizes to randomly selected employees.
  • Decide the total amount of your annual gift and indicate that total clearly on your pledge card.
  • Decide how you'll pay it:  cash, check, credit card, or payroll deduction.  If payroll deduction, do you prefer it is taken as one lump sum, or spread across a certain number of pay periods?  Indicate your preference clearly.
  • Choose whether your gift will be undesignated and benefit the entire community or indicate a designated agency to receive your pledge.

Be sure to sign and date your pledge card before mailing it to the campus campaign coordinator.


On consecutive Thursdays in October all employees will receive an email from the Syracuse University United Way campaign committee providing campaign information and containing a link to MySlice.

e-Pledge giving options include credit card and payroll deduction.

If you have questions on how, when, and where to donate to the annual Syracuse University campaign, contact the campaign coordinator.

New donors and those that increase their annual gift by $52 are entered into the United Way's enticing Step Up Challenge program. Donors from all companies are eligible to win incentive prizes, which are drawn daily by the United Way staff.