UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 02 | Jan.
Campus campaign surpasses target
Community comes together to give big to the United Way
The UBC United Way campaign has set a new record.
The 2000 campaign raised $351,000 -- $43,000 more than the target goal set by
More than 200 UBC faculty, staff, alumni and emeritii contributed $500
or more, says Bill McMichael, campaign chair and program co-ordinator with the
UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program.
"Our campaign committee is both humbled and delighted by the generosity of our
contributors and volunteers," he says.
UBC runs one of the largest employee campaigns in the Lower Mainland
and accounts for one-third of the dollars raised in the United
The Faculty of Commerce gave the campaign a head start by raising more than
$28,000 prior to the university-wide kick-off. Thirty per cent of
staff and faculty in Commerce contributed to the campaign, which is
the highest of any faculty. UBC's unions wrapped up the
campaign by raising
more than $4,000 in the most successful international barbecue ever.
"The campus community came together so impressively on this
campaign and participants
had so much fun working with each other that I believe we have just begun to
see how high we can climb," says McMichael.
Ron Fong in Plant Operations won the UBC United Way grand prize, a trip
for two anywhere Air Canada flies in North America.