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December 20, 2002
University exceeds United Way goal
The University of Guelph has exceeded its United Way fund raising goal. To date, $274,614 has been raised, including the retiree contribution. The goal was $265,000.
“We’ve done a fantastic job,” says Toni Pellizzari, executive secretary to the dean of the College of Biological Sciences, who co-chairs the campus United Way campaign along with Prof. Bev Kay, Land Resource Science. “I’m so proud to be a part of this University and of the community spirit that we have,” Pellizzari says.
The University’s campaign included 165 canvassers and 40 co-ordinators, who were recognized recently for their participation. Don Britton, a Molecular Biology and Genetics professor and United Way canvasser for 16 years, was awarded the annual Gabriel Huber Award, which recognizes individual commitment to the University’s United Way effort. Britton was honoured for taking the time to hand out pledge forms to each employee in his department and personally following up. This year, his department reached 138 per cent of its goal for the campus campaign.
Office of Registrarial Services received the President’s Award for special achievement. Registrarial Services increased its participation rate to 32 per cent and exceeded its goal by 50 per cent.