The theme of the 2010-2011 campaign theme — "One Chance to Change a Life" — was inspired by the song "One Life" by Press Play.
Special thanks to David Hanley of Press Play and Dream Records for allowing the use of their song. The video was created by UC Merced United Way Board Member, Tom Bustos.
Thank you, Tom Atkins, assistant vice chancellor for Facilities Management. Employees in Facilities who donated $25.00 or more per month during last year's campaign earned the opportunity to throw — or mush — pie in Tom's face. View the Merced Sun-Star's video  of the event.