Way Goes Over the Top
After concerns that the United Way campaign might
fall short of last year's giving, 11th-hour donations pushed
the 2001 total to well over $250,000.
"We're thrilled by the generosity of the campus community,"
says co-chair Prof. Bev Kay, Land Resource Science. "It's
heartwarming to see this kind of response, and it will make
a huge difference to the overall Guelph and Wellington United
Co-chair Karen Reimer, manager of Co-operative Education
Services, says the University campaign is well supported
by employees, retirees and students.
"The Lollypalooza student event raised $6,500 and
was a great kickoff for the United Way campaign," she
says. "And we really appreciate the efforts of volunteer
co-ordinators and canvassers who distributed payroll forms,
as well as all those people who organized and participated
in special events. Those individual efforts add up to a
really great response from the University community."
Beth Osmond of Student Housing Services received the annual
Gabrielle Hubert Award for volunteer service at an appreciation
luncheon Nov. 29. The President's Award for special achievement
went to the Central Student Association.
A highlight of the luncheon was drawing the winner of a
vacation package donated by Golding Travel Ltd. of Guelph.
Eileen Cook of the Department of Clinical Studies won the
use of a one-bedroom condo for a week. Second prize in the
campus-wide raffle, a U of G leather jacket, was won by
John Burger of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Lillian
Wilson of Human Resources captured the third prize, a getaway
night for two at the Best Western in Guelph and 20 per cent
off dinner at Mirage Restaurant.