Northwestern University's United Way Campaign
October 7 to December 19, 2014

The Northwestern University community exceeded our $300,000 goal, with donations from nearly 1,000 donors! Thank you for your support of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago or the charity of your choice. You are changing the story for children and families across our region.

Accessing eWay

Northwestern University’s United Way Campaign ended December 19, 2014, and our donation website is now closed for pledging. eWay will remain open until March 1 so that donors can access their donation details, if needed.
If you misplaced your log-in email, go to the eWay website and click "Forgot Password" to reset your password. Your username is your Northwestern University NetID and the campaign code is chi2014nu.   


Donation Receipts for Tax Purposes

United Way mails donation receipts for any single contribution of $250+ to the donor's home address that they have on file. If they do not have a home address for the donor, they can then issue the receipt to a work address if requested.
United Way does not typically generate tax receipts for payroll deduction gifts. Per the IRS, a donor needs two things to substantiate a charitable payroll deduction amount:

  1. a copy of the donor's last paycheck stub of the year, which lists his/her deduction amount, and
  2. a copy of his/her completed donor form or eWay confirmation email.

In the absence of one or both of those documents, United Way can issue the donor a receipt, but they will need a document that lists the actual amount deducted from the donor's paychecks in the relevant calendar year (e.g., a paycheck stub).
If you have any questions about donation receipts, please contact United eWay Help at 312-906-2204 or

Payroll Deductions

In order to sync up all payroll donations with the start of the calendar year, payroll deductions will begin in January. For employees who are paid bi-weekly, payroll deductions will be taken out of the second paycheck of the month.
If you need to make changes to your monthly payroll deduction, please contact Northwestern University’s Payroll Department at: 847-491-7362 (Evanston), 312-503-9700 (Chicago), or

Basketball Ticket Coupons

All donors have the option to receive a coupon for two free tickets to the February 21, 2015, Northwestern vs. Penn State men's basketball game. You will be given instructions on how to obtain the ticket coupon in the confirmation email sent to you once you've donated (or if donating via paper form, check the appropriate box). The total face value of two tickets is $56, and the receipt of the coupon will reduce the charitable tax deduction associated with your donation by that amount.

To redeem your coupon, please go to the Northwestern Athletics Ticket Office at Ryan Field or call 888-GO-PURPLE (press 1 for general information) and mention the United Way coupon for further instructions.

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Thanks for making the 2014 campaign season a success!