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Charitable Giving Campaign to Begin Oct. 1

Date: Sept. 26, 2001
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News

Jeannette Songer

All across the country, there has been an outpouring of assistance to firefighters and police, as well as to blood centers, in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Jeannette Songer, assistant dean in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, left, hopes that members of the UC community will continue to give during the month of October. She chairs the UC Charitable Giving Campaign, which runs Oct. 1-19. This annual fund-raising effort benefits the agencies of both United Way and Community Shares - you can pick the organizations you wish to assist.

The goal this year is $325,000. Last year, of the money raised, 43 percent came from faculty, 42 percent came from staff and 15 percent was given by emeriti and UC affiliates.

This year, big jars for donations will make it easier for students to get involved. They will be placed at the Dining Pavilion. Contribution forms will be sent via campus mail to all faculty and staff.

Those who donate $30 or more prior to Oct. 19 will be eligible for two free tickets to the Nov. 3 Bearcats football game. Lots of other prizes such as an autographed football and basketball, tickets to CCM performances, and Bookstore gift certificates will be raffled at the end of the campaign.

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