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UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 9 | Sep. 7, 2005

UBC United Way Kicks Off

The 2005 UBC United Way Campaign will kick off in mid-September raising essential dollars for the United Way of the Lower Mainland, an umbrella organization that provides funding to a variety of social services organizations.

This year organizers are emphasizing the connection between the United Way and Trek 2010, UBC’s strategic vision document. As an organization committed to the community, the United Way embodies the values of community involvement and social responsibility that Trek 2010 promotes, says Eilis Courtney, Senior Coordinator for UBC United Way.

Thanks to the generosity of the campus community, last year’s campaign exceeded the goal of $525,000 by almost $2,000.

“We want to continue to build on that outstanding success by increasing the awareness of United Way throughout campus,” says Courtney. “One way of doing this is increasing the number of volunteers in the campaign. This is a great opportunity for staff, faculty and students to build their leadership, public speaking and event planning skills.”

For more information, contact Laura Laverdure, UBC United Way Campaign Coordinator at 604.822.8929, e-mail united.way@ubc.ca or visit www.unitedway.ubc.ca.

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