United Way Campus Drive Begins Oct. 20

United Way Campus Drive Begins Oct. 20

Department representatives for the 2000 United Way campaign at Boston College will get a first-hand look at how employees' donations are put to use in Eastern Massachusetts when they attend the campaign's kickoff breakfast in Gasson 100 on Friday, Oct. 20.

Casey Cuthbert-Allman, '80, director of Development and Communications for the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston, will describe for the volunteers how United Way donations represent the principal funding source for her agency, which provides home health care to thousands of elderly and needy patients.

"I want to bring a message to the United Way donor who wonders, 'What do they do with the money?'" said Cuthbert-Allman. "I want to show the types of people that we are able to take care of and the many things we are doing, simply because we have money coming to us from the United Way of Massachusetts Bay."

Director of Employment and Employee Development Bernard O'Kane, chairman of this year's campus campaign, said that the funding of local service organizations has been the foundation of strong employee support for the annual United Way drive at Boston College.

"United Way of Massachusetts Bay focuses its support and resources on our own local community," he said. "In fact, over the past several years, BC employees have led the level of participation among all area colleges and universities."

Last year's United Way drive raised more than $123,000, with more than 50 per cent of employees making contributions.

All employees will receive United Way campaign information and pledge cards from their department representatives on or after Oct. 20. Completed forms should be returned to department representatives as soon as possible.

-Reid Oslin

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