UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 14 | Dec.
Closing in on the Goal - UBC United Way Campaign
As the 2002 UBC United Way campaign draws to a close, volunteers
and donors continue to keep up the hard work.
With nearly $388,000 raised, we are very close to our
campaign goal of $400,000, said Deborah Austin, the
chair of this years campaign. About $11,000 of
our dollars raised has been the result of the hard work and
volunteer efforts put into the many special events various
campus groups have held.
Awareness and fundraising events have included numerous bake
sales, a pancake breakfast, BBQ, silent auction and noon-hour
speaker series. The Ritsumeikan-UBC program, for example,
held an awareness day with a combined focus on the United
Way and Japanese culture.
Austin said these events have been at the core of the campaign.
Not only are we raising awareness about the United
Way across campus, but we are promoting community involvement
as students, faculty and staff all work together to make these
events a success, she said. This campaign would
not be as successful as it is without the hard work, dedication
and commitment of our volunteers. They all deserve a tremendous
Community members still interested in donating to this years
campaign are encouraged to do so before December 12, when
the final prize draw, including return flight tickets on Air
Canada, will take place. Donations will be accepted until
the end of the tax year, December 31.
For more information on the campaign or how to donate, please
or call 604-822-8929.