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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 02 | Jan. 25, 2001

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 United Way.

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 Way's Educational Division.

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.


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