Campaign edges towards goal
Commerce doubled its participation rate
The UBC United Way Campaign is shaping up to be one of the most
successful in the university's more than 40 years of raising money for the
To date, the university community has raised $284,000 towards the goal of
"We're going to do it," says UBC President Martha Piper, who is chair
this year of the educational division for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
"The last time we surpassed the $300,000 mark was in 1996 when we raised
$304,709, but this year I'm confident we will reach the $308,000 goal United
Way set for us."
UBC runs one of the largest employee campaigns in the Lower Mainland and
accounts for one-third of the dollars raised in the United Way's Educational
Division. Last year, the division raised $917,213.
This year, the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration gave the
campaign a head start raising $26,000 prior to the university-wide
kick-off. The faculty more than doubled its participation rate to 31
per cent and doubled the dollars they raised from 1999.
The UBC United Way campaign supports a number of lesser-known United Way
agencies, such as the Battered Women's Support Services and SUCCESS
(United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society), that provide
services to Lower Mainland communities.
The campaign ends Dec. 31. Call 822-8929 for a pledge form or visit the Web
site at www.unitedway.ubc.ca.