"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 local 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.
Return to Jan. 21 menu
Return to Chronicle home page