Time to give draws to close

With the Nov. 30 close just days away, UBC’s United Way Campaign is nearing its
goal of raising $290,260. As of Nov. 22, the total was $256,742.

“We’re getting tremendous support across campus,” says campaign co-chair
Margaret Sayer of University Computing Services. “All of the volunteers believe
we can do it. We’ve had pancake breakfasts,dunk tanks and bake sales. But our
greatest support comes from all of the people who pledge their support through
one-time gifts and payroll deduction.”

Sayer points out that a small donation from each pay cheque will total a very
significant donation over the course of a year. The tax-deductible amount will
appear on the donor’s T4 slip, meaning there is no danger of losing a

“The most important thing,” says Sayer, “is that our gifts to United Way do so
much for our community. Over the next year, one in three people in the Lower
Mainland will benefit from the services of a United Way member agency. That
helps our families, friends, neighbours, and all of us. That’s pretty

UBC traditionally has the largest employee campaign in the Lower Mainland. In
addition, the university is the fifth most designated charity through the
United Way campaign.

Donors may choose to support the United Way of the Lower Mainland, or designate
specific gifts to any of its 99 member agencies, or any other registered
charity in Canada. No fees are deducted for designated gifts.