United Way kicks off 2001 campaign
Cross-campus campaign sets ambitious new goal
UBC's 2001 United Way campaign kicks off Sept. 26 with a noon-hour
celebrity barbecue on the SUB plaza. Celebrity chefs on hand will
include Arts Dean Alan Tully and Forestry Dean Jack Saddler.
Among the special guests in attendance will be Lower Mainland United
Way General Campaign Chair and UBC President Martha Piper and Alma
Mater Society President Erfan Kazemi.
Co-sponsored this year by the Alma Mater Society, the barbecue
will feature live music by the Mike Wetherings band and participants
will have an opportunity to win major prizes.
UBC United Way chair Michelle McCaughran has been busy throughout
the summer working with faculty, staff and student volunteers to
organize a full schedule of campus activities in an effort to better
the $340,000 raised last year.
The objective for the 2001 campaign, which runs until Oct. 31,
is to raise $395,000.
"The United Way is about all of us and for the UBC community, the
'all of us' is faculty, staff and students," says McCaughran. "So
it's been important to have the support of the student body this
"This event should be a lot of fun for everyone involved and at
the same time remind the campus community of the need to help others."
An umbrella organization with 104 member agencies and 32 affiliates
spread throughout the Lower Mainland, the United Way supports health
care and rehabilitation services, crisis and emergency services,
care for seniors, community services, and provides assistance to
families and individuals.
Oct. 3 : Barbecue, Cecil Green Park House, 12-1:30 p.m.; Campus
Planning and Development Potluck Lunch, 11:30 a.m., University Services
Oct. 4: Science Barbecue, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., University Boulevard
near Main Mall