Produced by the Department of Media Relations & Publications

A Message from Lehman's President on the United Way Campaign

November 25, 2009

Lehman College President Ricardo R. Fernández urges support for this year's CUNY/Lehman United Way Campaign.

2 Minutes 8 Seconds

Look for us at the Lehman College YouTube Channel.





Hello. I'm Ricardo Fernández, President of Lehman College of the City University of New York.

In our annual United Way campaigns, faculty and staff of Lehman College have a strong record of generosity. You already know that the United Way is focused on advancing the common good in our community.

Giving to the United Way benefits Lehman in a number of ways, too. It reaffirms the humanitarian values at the core of the College's mission. It cultivates a culture of giving on campus that sustains these values over time. It also supports the College in its efforts to provide our students with a first-rate educational experience.


Please join me and your Lehman colleagues in giving to the United Way this year. How much you contribute is up to you. You can make an unrestricted donation, or earmark your contribution for a particular Lehman organization: the Lehman College Foundation, the Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts, the Lehman College Art Gallery, the Speech and Hearing Center, the Student Child Care Center, or the Lehman College Friends of the Library Program.

Donating is easy. Your Department Captain will provide a pledge form. You can choose to make a one-time gift by check or credit card, or make a recurring gift with a payroll deduction. In fact, a payroll deduction of just $1 or $2 bi-weekly has a real impact. No matter how you choose to give, remember, together we can make a difference at Lehman College and in our community.