May 29, 2008
Vol. 27 No. 17

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    Giving to Help campaign raises 16 percent more charitable funds

    This year, the University’s Giving to Help campaign raised $310,800 for charities, a 16 percent increase from last year. The annual effort encourages faculty and staff to contribute to a non-profit organization of their choice, ranging from local to global, a process the University makes easier though monthly payroll deductions.

    In a letter to the University community at the beginning of this year’s campaign, President Zimmer wrote, “As you know, there are many individuals in our society in need of help, and many worthy organizations attempting to address both near and longer-term needs. Many of us who currently enjoyed the benefits of living in our society feel a responsibility to help those in need.”

    Winners were recently drawn from the annual Giving to Help Raffle, into which all campaign contributors were entered. Prizes, donated by the University, Hyde Park businesses and other Chicago organizations, ranged from a paid day off to theater tickets to restaurant gift certificates.

    Sonya Malunda, Assistant Vice President and Director of Community Affairs, won the grand prize—a pair of round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the United States.