What is the UA Employee Emergency Fund?
The University of Arizona (UA) community has a long history of demonstrating compassion for its members and for providing generous donations to colleagues in need. The University of Arizona Employee Emergency Fund (EEF) has been established to provide another opportunity to offer support to colleagues who face an unexpected, temporary financial hardship, such as rent, utilities, or other essential expenses, as a result of sudden illness, a family crisis, or a natural disaster. Awards are contingent on adequate contributions to the fund and the other requirements set forth within the appplication.
What kinds of situations are considered a temporary hardship?
Sudden illness, a family crisis, or a natural disaster would all be considered temporary hardships. Examples of eligible expenses might include medical expenses for a sudden illness that are not covered by insurance, costs for travel out of state for a family member's funeral, transportation emergency costs such as an unexpected vehicle repair, or costs incurred as the result of a natural disaster such as the Monument fire.
How to Apply for Emergency Funds
1. Complete and sign the Application Form.
2. Attach necessary documentation showing unexpected hardship. (Examples: overdue utility bill showing cut-off date, emergency house repair, unexpected medical bill. Please redact any medical condition or name of medication.)
3. Submit the original application, including any attachments, either by mail or email to:
Employee Emergency Fund
University Services Building, Rm 158
PO Box 210158
Tucson, AZ 85721
Giving to the Fund
UA employees can make a donation to the fund through UA Cares, the UA's annual workplace giving campaign, which runs from October through November each year. At that time, gifts can be made online through UAccess, or with a paper pledge form. But gifts are also welcome any time of year. Gifts can be made through payroll deduction, by check or credit card. For information about giving to the EEF, please contact Sheila McGinnis in the UA Office of Community Relations at 626-4671.