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Oct. 5, 2006 • Volume 15 Number 3

United Way time

The annual Boston College United Way Campaign begins on Oct. 17 with its traditional kick-off breakfast in Gasson 100, featuring remarks by University President William P. Leahy, SJ, and guest speaker Kenneth Hamberg '68, vice president and chief financial officer of the Home for Little Wanderers.

More than 70 BC employees will serve as United Way representatives for this year's campaign, which will run until Nov. 21. In the years since it began holding an annual United Way campus drive, BC has been at the top of local academic institutions in terms of employee participation.

BC campaign chair Anita Ulloa, director of employment in the Human Resources Department, said the United Way is focusing in particular on preventing youth violence and childhood obesity.

"The United Way of Massachusetts Bay is working towards a vision of making the Greater Boston region the best place for children in the country by 2015," she said. "This means investing in childhood development, building youth opportunities and ensuring sustainable employment and ensuring affordable housing.

"At Boston College we are dedicated to learning and also to making this world a better place. The United Way is one way to contribute towards a better future for our children. When we improve the environments in which they grow up, the community benefits. An investment in their future is an investment in future citizens who can and will give back."

Raffles will be held each week of the campaign, Ulloa notes, so those who contribute donations early have a better chance of winning a prize.

For more information, see www.bc.edu/offices/unitedway.

-SS

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