16th Annual Dollar Day at the Dome Is Set for Oct. 3
Before the Syracuse University football team kicks off against Louisville on Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., more than 180 student volunteers from SU’s fraternities and sororities will be stationed at Carrier Dome entrances, near the Quad, in parking lots and across campus wearing bright United Way caps and holding orange buckets, greeting fans and soliciting donations for the United Way of Central New York.
Patrons who donate will be investing in the 91 local programs and services at 32 local agencies funded by the United Way of Central New York.
Celebrating more than four decades of support for the United Way of Central New York, Syracuse University will launch its 2014 United Way campaign in early October, distributing pledge cards to all employees and ushering in a new season of creative fundraising events across campus. The campaign runs through the end of the year.
Dollar Day gives students an opportunity to participate in the University-wide campaign, and raise funds for the community.
“Greek Life students will be out 90 minutes before kickoff, visiting tailgates and stationed at key areas, collecting donations from fans,” explains Peg Northrup, campaign and event manager. “We want to encourage fans to look for the orange United Way buckets and help us help our community.”
Dean Bea Gonzalez serves as chair of the 2014 campus campaign, “Participate with Pride.” The dean leads a cross-campus committee of more than 15 area chairpersons and dozens of employee volunteers who help publicize the campaign and communicate the benefits of participation.
For more information on Dollar Day at the Dome, or the campus campaign, visit http://uw.syr.edu or contact Northrup in the Office of Government and Community Relations, at 443-5303.