UW Combined Fund Drive

Community Connections

June 2022

Hi All, 

This month I’m finding it hard to identify and keep a coherent theme for this letter, so I think I’ll segment it Sergio Leone style and theme this letter “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.” 

The Good: 

  • The amazing Neurodiversity panel our friends at WorkLife hosted. 
  • Staff from UWHR in from out of town for The Whole U Fitness Day. I love seeing people in three dimensions!
  • Get in the Gamewhere I got to meet Dubs and get a great picture! 
  • The responses we’ve already received for coordinator recruitment. Want to learn more about being the UWCFD coordinator for you department? Visit our webpage. 
  • Summer is almost here! 
  • This band mom has full calendar of seeing talented, dedicated kids doing what they love and are really good at. 

Members of the UWHR engagement team in full effect for Fitness Day!

The Bad: 

  • One of my sons has Covid. The rest of us are negative (yay!). It turns out self-isolating for a 13 year old isn’t much different than every day. 
  • Did I mention all the concerts? I love them, but five in one week is A LOT. 
  • Planning another campaign in a vacuum.  The through line of Year Two of living in a pandemic – expect the unexpected – still applies. I can manage it, but I still don’t love it. 

The Ugly: 

  • The Uvalde School Shooting. Kids and teachers should not get shot at all, but especially not in school. We need to do better. Click on the link for some ways to help the Uvalde community and engage in self- and family-care. 

That’s too heavy a note to end on so I’ll end with the words of Maya Angelou: 

“Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” 

With hope in my heart,

Jolyn Mason
Campaign Manager
UW Combined Fund Drive