2005 United Way campaign continues with activities across campus
2005 United Way campaign continues with activities across campusOctober 19, 2005Jaime Winne Alvarez firstname.lastname@example.org
Syracuse University’s 2005 United Way campaign features a variety of fun activities across campus designed to generate enthusiasm for, and raise awareness of, the United Way’s charitable efforts, with scheduled events running the gamut from the wacky to the delicious.
The campaign is already off to a good start, according to campaign coordinator Susan Germain, of SU’s Special Events office. The official kick-off, Dollar Day at the Dome, raised $5,493 during the SU vs. University of Virginia football game on Sept. 17. Another $500 was raised during a used book sale held at the Women’s Building and organized by Institutional Advancement’s Karen Christensen at the beginning of this month. In addition, the College of Human Services and Health Professions recently held a rummage sale to raise funds.
A host of events and activities are planned for the coming weeks, including the sixth annual SU Bowling Party, Oct. 26 at AMF Strike N Spare Lanes in Mattydale, where individual bowlers and teams will participate. Anyone interested in participating should RSVP to Jo Scanlon at 443-3204.
Pedigree will be no problem at the fourth annual Newhouse Halloween Dog Show, Oct. 31. Dogs of all shapes and sizes and their owners will once again compete in the best “not so professional” dog show on campus, in categories including most original costume, best mirror image, pet tricks and best in show.
Other campaign highlights include a silent auction sponsored by E.S. Bird Library, curry cook-off by Supportive Services, and spirit-building events, like the candy, apple and chili sales held in previous years, organized by Physical Plant.
The 2005 campaign will culminate with University-wide bake sales, the majority of which are scheduled for Election Day, Nov. 8. Students in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Professor Sherri Taylor’s graphic design class designed the posters that will appear across campus advertising the bake sales.
For more information on SU’s United Way campaign, contact Germain at (315) 443-5303 or email@example.com.