United Way campaign to include dog show, bake sale, Dollar Day at the Dome
United Way campaign to include dog show, bake sale, Dollar Day at the DomeSeptember 20, 2002Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
The first day of autumn arrives today and with it comes Syracuse University’s annual United Way campaign, as pledge cards are distributed this week to all faculty and staff. Last year, faculty, staff and students raised more than $190,000 for the United Way of Central New York.
“The United Way presents a genuine opportunity for each of us to express caring for others and to certify our affection for our own community,” says David Smith, vice president for enrollment management and chair of the University’s 2002 campaign. “I am proud to be part of this effort and I know others will join in trying to make this year’s campaign the most successful ever.”
SU organizers say the 2002 campaign promises to be as exciting as last year’s campaign. Highlights of upcoming events include the Second Annual Newhouse Dog Show on Sept. 24; the annual Dollar Day at the Dome on Oct. 5; the annual SU Library bowling party on Nov. 2; the annual Curry Cookoff on Nov. 5, sponsored by the Office of Supportive Services; the annual University-wide bake sales on Nov. 5; and the early-bird, pledge card return incentive trip to the Nov. 2 SU vs. Central Florida football game in Orlando. Employees who return their pledge cards by Oct. 18 will be eligible for the incentive.
Pledge cards may be returned via campus mail to Susan Germain, Office of Special Events, Room 210, Women’s Building. Pledge cards may also be returned during the Nov. 5 bake sales.
If the prestigious Westminster Dog Show is not in the cards for that four-footed family loved one, the Second Annual Newhouse Dog Show might be just the ticket. “This is a dog show where pedigree is no problem,” explains event organizer Brenda Finley. “Dogs of any breed or mix, young or old, top winning champions or not, are eligible.” The show will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24. Pre-registration is required along with a $5 donation for the United Way. Categories include the most original costume, best mirror image, pet tricks and Best in Show. For more information, call Finley at 443-3368 or e-mail befinley@ syr.edu
New this year will be the sale of the original Orange Slice notepad. The notepads will be $2 each and will be available at the bake sales and through the Office of Special Events. Copies of past issues of “Campus Cooks” are still available through the Office of Special Events or by calling Germain at 443-5303. The cookbooks will also be available at the bake sales.
In addition, the United Way $2 Challenge will be available to employees who increase their annual donations by $2 or more per pay period and to those who pledge $2 or more per week for the first time. Those eligible for the $2 Challenge will automatically be entered to win weekly prizes from the United Way of Central New York and will be eligible for the grand prize drawing-a two-year lease on one of four vehicles from Roger Burdick’s Driver’s Village. Information about the $2 Challenge is available on the United Way of Central New York Web site at www.unitedway-cny.org..
“One gift to United Way helps tens of thousands of Central New Yorkers in 10 key human-service areas,” says Marcia Harrington, vice president of marketing and communications for the United Way of Central New York. “Most importantly, your gift is used very efficiently-91 cents of every dollar given to United Way of Central New York goes directly to programs and services.”
SU area chairpersons, who will be coordinating the University’s 2002 United Way campaign are: Allan Breese, director of business and facilities maintenance services; Audrey Burian, administrative secretary in the Newhouse School; Ronald Cavanagh, vice president for undergraduate studies; Betsy English, director of the SU Bookstore; Jo Giacovelli, assistant to the dean in the College of Visual and Performing Arts; Marilyn Kerr, assistant professor of biology and director of the Health Professions Advisory Program; John LaGraff, professor of engineering; Cynthia Needham, library assistant in the SU Library; Robert McClure, senior associate dean in the Maxwell School; Debra Monahan, professor of social work; Peter Webber, director of auxiliary services; and Robert Wilson, associate director of supportive services.