"We want to express our sincere thanks for the generosity of Boston College's faculty, administrators and staff,
" said School of Nursing Assistant Dean Susan Donelan, co-chair of this year's campaign.
"These people have clearly reached out to those in need in all of our loca l communities.
Donelan added a special note of thanks
"to all of the department representatives who did such a tremendous job of getting the pledge forms back from our employees. We couldn't have set this tremendous record without them.
This year's campus drive topped the previous high of $123,620 set in 1997. Donelan said exact donation figures and the percentage of employees who contributed will be available at a later date. Boston College -- a participant in the United Way Campaign since the late 1930s -- has traditionally been a leader among area colleges and universities in the percentage of employees who have responded to the United Way effort, she noted.
A number of Boston College employees were winners in five raffle drawings held throughout the campaign that featured prizes donated by various University departments and local businesses and merchants. A complete list of winners may be found through the InfoEagle World Wide Web site at /bc_org/rvp/pubaf/unitedway.html.
Donelan noted that the campaign will continue accepting contributions from the University community.
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