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UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 19 | November 30, 2000

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 United Way.

To date, the university community has raised $284,000 towards the goal of $308,000.

"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.


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