A Message from Dr. Robbins

Welcome from the Honorary Chair
Dr. Robert C. Robbins
President, University of Arizona 

I am proud to serve as the 2017 UA Cares Honorary Chair. The campaign offers a great opportunity to share my personal commitment and the commitment of the university to supporting our local community through charitable giving and volunteerism.

I’ve heard about the wonderful fundraising activities like the annual Chorizo Breakfast hosted by the Budget Office and the Chili Cook-Off hosted by Facilities Management for 15 years. Not only do these and many other events provide the means to help others, they provide a climate of goodwill, and they bring excitement and awareness to the campus during UA Cares. I’m looking forward to experiencing some of them firsthand, and I encourage all university employees, departments and units to participate in UA Cares.

The UA Cares campaign kicks off on October 11. Please think about what matters most to you and give what you can. All UA employees are invited to donate to any University programs through the UA Foundation, and to any United Way Impact Area or 501c3 non-profit organizations of your choice through the United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona.

Considering the challenging economic times we face, supporting our community is important now more than ever. UA Cares gifts can be made through UAccess or by submitting a paper pledge form. For more information on ways to give, giving options, or any other aspect of UA Cares please visit the UA Cares website, or contact Sheila McGinnis in the Office of Community Relations at 520-626-4671.

Every donation helps, and every supporter is appreciated. Thank you in advance for helping to make UA Cares a success.

Best regards,

Robert C. Robbins, M.D.


The University of Arizona