United funds edge to goal
Response phenomenal, says campaign chair
Fifteen days and counting -- that's all the time left to make this
year's United Way fundraising goal of $395,000. But with $336,000
already raised, organizers are confident that UBC will hit the target.
"So far the campaign has been a phenomenal success," says Michelle
McCaughran, UBC campaign chair. "UBC's United Way campaign is one
of the largest in the Lower Mainland and despite the cancellation
of this year's kick-off breakfast due to the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks, people have come up with creative ways to raise funds."
Campus Security patrol members will be approaching motorists Nov.
22 offering cookies, coffee and gentle reminders to turn in pledge
For those with wanderlust, the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
is hosting a series of travel presentations this month.
Assoc. Prof. Doug Patterson talks about his recent experiences
in India on Nov. 16. Assoc. Dean David Shackleton describes his
travels in Ladakh on Nov. 23, and graduate student Shawn Taylor
recalls his adventures with grizzlies and mountain goats on Nov.
All presentations take place at noon in Room 160 of the MacMillan
Building. Admission is by donation.
Even after the campaign is officially wrapped up, the Alma Mater
Society will be organizing a casino night Jan. 25 with proceeds
going to United Way.
For more information, visit the UBC United Way Web site at www.unitedway.ubc.ca.