Wesleyan Giving

Wesleyan University has enjoyed a deeply meaningful twenty-two year partnership with the Middlesex United Way.  Not only have Wesleyan employees contributed over $2 million to support the critical resources provided by the United Way since 2001, but many of us engage United Way sponsored organizations as volunteers and provide pathways for Wesleyan students to make contributions to this critical work.

Hundreds of Wesleyan employees give to our annual United Way Campaign, demonstrating the power of mobilizing caring people (learn about what inspires them here).  Last year alone, over 200 of our friends and colleagues made contributions, which in-turn helped the Middlesex United Way:

  • Provide funding to over 3,500 families facing housing instability.
  • Provide 60,000 pounds of fresh food to families and individuals facing hunger.
  • Refer 8,387 Middletown residents to critical services via its 24-hour, 2-1-1 hotline.
  • Distribute over 50,000 masks to partners providing front-line services.

The Middlesex United Way is a locally based, volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening lives, helping people, and improving community conditions in the 15 towns in Middlesex County. The United Way partners with local agencies and organizations to provide critical services and programs, while it seeks solutions to chronic community problems.  The organization focuses on education, income, health, housing, and racial equity and inclusion. You can learn more about the Middlesex United Way here.