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Barbara ChernowNote from the Chair
Senior Vice President for Administration, Barbara Chernow

Dear Colleague:

In the next few days you will receive an email with information about our 2014 Stony Brook Cares/SEFA United Way Campaign. This charitable giving initiative helps local, national, and international organizations in their mission to deliver vital services in our communities. SEFA-affiliated agencies provide critical aid for the hungry, the homeless, the sick, and the elderly, programs for youth and protection for our environment. With your support, these activities and programs make a great difference in many lives.

Charitable giving is a very personal decision. SEFA gives you a simple and effective way to choose an amount for your tax-deductible contribution and to specify which organizations will receive your support. There are more than 500 SEFA-affiliated charities to choose from, so there may be several you would like to help. By supporting them through SEFA, managed locally by the United Way of Long Island, you can be sure that your giving will target the needs you feel are most important. Annually, ​85% of SEFA funds contributed go directly to the agencies chosen, so the SB Cares/SEFA United Way campaign means that your participation will have the greatest possible impact.

You will find the downloadable pledge and payroll deduction authorization forms in the links below:

For Research Foundation Employees »
For State Employees »
For FSA Employees »

You also have the option to Give Online »

Please complete your pledge by December 31, 2014.

If you have any questions regarding this year's SB Cares/SEFA United Way campaign or need assistance completing the pledge form, please contact Michele Lake by email at or by telephone at 632-6340.

Please return all printed pledge forms to:
Michele Lake
Office of Administration
221 Administration Building
Campus Zip=1002

My sincere thanks to all of you who have given generously to the SB Cares/SEFA United Way campaign in the past. Please join me again this year, and let everyone know how important it is to be part of our campaign. Together, we make a huge difference in ways we could not even hope to alone. Your support makes so much possible, where it is truly needed, at a most critical time.

Barbara Chernow
Senior Vice President for Administration
Co-Chair Long Island SEFA Committee

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