UBC Reports | Vol.
51 | No. 3 |
Mar. 3, 2005
Tsunami Response Challege Nets $230,170 in First Six Weeks
As of February, the UBC web site recorded $87,445 in gifts
from the UBC community to relief agencies in response to the
$2 Million Tsunami Challenge. A further $7,025 was committed
through payroll deductions.
Events and student-led initiatives, ranging from theatre
gate sales to charity concerts and organized runs, have raised
a further $122,587. The campaign goal for funds raised for
relief agencies is $1 million.
In addition, $13,113 has been raised for the UBC Global
Services Learning Endowment, which will support UBC students,
as global citizens, in their efforts to build a better world
in areas around the globe wherever help is needed. UBC will
match gifts to this endowment fund to a maximum of $1 million.
“People have been enormously generous in giving for
immediate relief in the disaster areas,” said Piper.
“Long-term needs remain a high priority and many in
our community want to express their sense of global solidarity
in a continuing drive to reach our relief fund goals.”
Record your gifts on the UBC accredited contribution form
found at www.ubc.ca/tsunami,
and help us track campaign progress.