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Marian College Community Serving Central Indiana - 9/8/2008

This fall, faculty and staff will be helping the larger central Indiana community when the college supports the annual workplace campaign of United Way of Central Indiana.

Through the annual workplace campaign, employees from organizations across central Indiana, including Marian College, collaborate to generate funding for human services such as providing after-school and child care programs, assistance for people with disabilities, and support for domestic abuse victims, as well as funding programs that help children succeed in school and beyond. More than 90 percent of the money raised from the workplace campaign goes back into the community.

The workplace campaign is just one way the people of Marian College are serving the community. They serve in many other ways as well, including at the college, parishes, not-for-profits, and more.

In fact, the college estimates that faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends contribute up to 50,000 hours of volunteer service each year. In 2007, volunteers started keeping track with the intention of giving 250,000 hours of service by the time the college celebrates its 75th anniversary in Indianapolis in 2012.

All members of the Marian College community are encouraged to track your volunteer hours. Just visit the alumni web site and record your name, organization, and number of hours volunteered.