What is UofL Cares?

Since 2006, the UofL Cares program has provided over $2M in philanthropic support to local charities. Today, we ask you to consider supporting one or more of our partnering charities. With the entire UofL community uniting together, we can provide critical resources and positively impact our neighbors.

When can I give?

The 2016 Campaign will take place from October 31-November 30 and is open to all UofL faculty, staff, and students.

How can I give?

Payroll Deduction

  1. Login to ULink and go to the “Faculty and Staff” tab. Under “Personal Information” select “UofL Cares.”
  2. Click on the tab of the organization you wish to support and enter the amount you wish to be deducted each pay period. It will automatically calculate your gift total for one year (which will begin January 2017). If you prefer to give less than 12 months, please modify the pledge amount.
  3. You can support multiple charities. After you finish donating to one charity, click on the tab of another organization and repeat the process.

Payroll Deduction

By Check or Credit Card

Faculty and staff may also contribute a one-time gift by check or credit card. Download and print the pledge form (PDF) and return it to your unit's UofL Cares ambassador or send by campus mail to:

check or credit card

2016 Participating Charities


WHAS Crusade for Children

Established in 1954, the WHAS Crusade for Children raises money for agencies, schools, and hospitals to better the lives of special need children. Through the crusade, millions of children in Kentucky and Indiana have been assisted.

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Metro United Way

The Metro United Way is working to improve lives and our community by engaging people to give, advocate, and volunteer. With your help, we can have community whose people achieve their fullest potential through education, financial stability, and healthy lives.

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Kosair Charities

Kosair Charities’ mission is to protect the health and well-being of children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana by providing financial support for clinical services, research, pediatric healthcare education, and child advocacy.


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Fund for the Arts

The Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit committed to building a vibrant community through the power of the arts.  We believe the arts fuels our regional economy, inspire student success, bring people together and simply make our community an amazing, unique place.

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Community Health Charities

Community Health Charities is the largest non-profit federation working exclusively on health and well-being. We have connected nearly 2,000 of the most trusted health charities across the US with more than 17 million caring donors, like you. We are united in partnership with 35 local Kentucky member charities to deliver more of every donor dollar to the health charities on the forefront of providing cutting edge research, programs, and services that help us live healthier lives.

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Your support of UofL will have a real, immediate impact. Each gift helps spark our student’s imaginations, fuels innovation and new discoveries, and helps fulfill the promise of a limitless future. Your gift of any amount will help our university blaze new trails and keep a Louisville education exceptional.

Join Us at 4th Street Live!

Every Wednesday in November, the following restaurants will give 20% of their lunch and dinner food sales to our participating charities. Tell your server that you are dining for UofL Cares. 

Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse – Kosair Charities
Birracibo – WHAS Crusade for Children
The Sports and Social Club – Metro United Way
Gordon Biersch – Fund for the Arts
TGI Fridays – Community Health Charities

Contact Us

Please contact William Holley
Director of Annual Giving