Oct. 20, 2005 • Volume 14 Number 4

United Way Campaign co-chairs Jack Dunn and Anita Ulloa at Tuesday's campaign kick-off in Gasson 100. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

United Way In Full Swing

The 2005 Boston College United Way Campaign is officially under way, following the traditional kick-off breakfast for campus volunteers this past Tuesday in Gasson 100.

BC has participated for more than 35 years in an annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. Thanks to the generosity of Boston College employees, the 2004 campaign raised $130,000, which was distributed to agencies within the local community.

This year's campaign, which ends Nov. 15, offers employees the option of making a donation or pledge on-line in a fast, convenient and secure manner. Those wishing to make a gift may do so via payroll deduction, credit card or personal check. Every employee who donates or returns their pledge form will be automatically entered in a weekly raffle for exciting prizes.

A major feature of the 2005 campaign is the After-School Scholarship Challenge. First-time gifts or gifts that are increased over last year's level will go directly to providing children in Greater Boston the opportunity to participate in engaging after-school activities. Boston College employees wishing to take part in the challenge can indicate on their e-pledge or paper form that they wish to designate their contribution to the After-School Scholarship Challenge.

In their letter to the Boston College community, BC United Way Campaign co-chairs Director of Public Affairs Jack Dunn and Human Resources Employment Director Anita Ulloa said: "At Boston College a guiding principle for those who work or study here is care for the individual person. We are asked to translate this care into action, to share our gifts and talents with others. Giving to the United Way is a means of carrying out this mission and helping others by opening doors to social and economic opportunity."

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