Contributions to the 2019 campaign goal supports local nonprofits such as Alabama Possible and its Cash for College program, which helped UAB junior Naomi Thomas attend college and discover her life’s calling.

In just two years, the campus food bank has served more than 156,300 meals to students, employees, patients and their families with the help of volunteers, including students from the Department of Social Work learning to apply the principles that guide their profession.

UAB employees have pledged more than $1.81 million during the 2013 campaign

Thirty-four percent of UAB employees donated $1.82 million in 2012, and this year’s goal is $1.85 million

UAB faculty, staff and students responded to those in need in the aftermath of the April 27 tornadoes, and they know more work will need to be done in the coming months.