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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 14 | September 20, 2001

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 year.

"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.

Upcoming events

Oct. 3 : Barbecue, Cecil Green Park House, 12-1:30 p.m.; Campus Planning and Development Potluck Lunch, 11:30 a.m., University Services Building

Oct. 4: Science Barbecue, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., University Boulevard near Main Mall


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