Campus United Way Drive Sets Record

By Reid Oslin
Staff Writer

The Boston College community has pledged more than $130,000 to the 1998 United Way of Massachusetts Bay Campaign, surpassing the pre-campaign goal of $125,000 and setting a record for University contributions to the annual drive.

"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.

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