Record amount pledged in United Way campaign
A record amount in contributions -- $241,326 -- has been pledged to the University's Campaign for the United Way/Crusade of Mercy and Other Charities. Nearly 1,200 employees -- also a record number -- contributed to the campaign, which exceeded its goal of $240,000.
"We are thrilled with the results of this year's campaign, and we want to thank all of the employees who contributed for their thoughtfulness and generosity," said Henry Webber, Associate Vice President for Administration and campaign coordinator. "This money will help numerous people in need in the Chicago area, including many families in the Hyde Park area."
A raffle was held Feb. 1 for all employees who contributed to the campaign up to that time. Contributions are accepted throughout the year, Webber said.
This year's top raffle prize, two round-trip tickets to Tampa or Orlando, Fla., or New York City, donated by Kiwi Airlines in conjunction with Midway Travel Services, went to Melanie Macielewicz of the Office of International Affairs.
Other raffle winners and their prizes are:
_ John Ultmann -- weekend in the V.I.P. Suite at Regent's Park, donated by Regent's Park by The Clinton Company
_ Gwendolyn Goings -- three-month club membership in The Regent's Club, donated by Regent's Park by The Clinton Company
_ Alun Hughes -- deli tray from Market in the Park, donated by Regent's Park by The Clinton Company
_ Mary Nash -- two tickets to the world champion Chicago Bulls 1993-94 season, donated by the Chicago Bulls
_ John Fennessy -- hockey stick autographed by the Chicago Blackhawks, donated by the Chicago Blackhawks
_ Wayne Yocum -- Chicago Bears cap autographed by Neal Anderson, Richard Dent and Jim Harbaugh, donated by the Chicago Bears
_ Richard Scovie -- $40 gift certificate toward a dinner for two at Piccolo Mondo Cafe, donated by Piccolo Mondo Cafe
_ Richard Hellie -- "The Fifties," a best seller by David Halberstam, donated by Kroch's & Brentano's
_ Cynthia Davis, Marilyn Ormuz, Noreen Fulton -- $10 gift certificates for Ann Sather's Restaurant, donated by Ann Sather's Restaurant
_ Karl Narveson, Brenda Murphy, John Principato, Mildred Cornelius -- $25 grocery certificates at Mr. G's Supermarket, donated by Bill Gerstein of Mr. G's
_ Howard Margolis -- The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, donated by the Seminary Co-op Bookstore
_ Robert Graves -- two tickets to a performance of "A Delicate Balance" at Court Theatre, donated by Court Theatre
_ Bernard McGinn -- two tickets to the Tallis Scholars, a University of Chicago International Early Music Series concert, donated by the Music Department
_ C.A. Novotny -- two tickets to the Lydian String Quartet, a University of Chicago Chamber Music Series concert, donated by the Music Department
_ Kathleen Johnson, Claire Powers, Robert Riesman, Roger Hildebrand, Robert Newton -- $50 gift certificates for the University Bookstore, donated by the University Bookstore
_ Ralph Austen, Susan Orlebeke, Howard Stein, Elaine Ehrman -- $25 gift certificates for the Medici restaurants, donated by Medici
_ Edwina Simmons -- catered box lunches from Au Marche for recipient and nine of her co-workers, donated by Au Marche _ Valery Braun, Henry Peck --gift certificates for a free dinner at Cardinales East restaurant, donated by Cardinales East
_ Leory Anderson, Linda Ginsberg -- gift certificates for a free haircut/style at Hair PHD, donated by Hair PHD
_ Timothy Orr -- 1993 American Heritage Dictionary, donated by the Seminary Co-op Bookstore
_ Mary Rem -- gift certificate for a free haircut/style at 57th Street Hair Salon, donated by 57th Street Hair Salon
_ Mary Kulberg -- free athletic pass for the 1994 academic year, donated by Physical Education & Athletics.
_ Zeynobia Heard -- free pastry and coffee for two at Starbucks, donated by Starbucks in Hyde Park
_ Penelope Kaiserlian -- $10 gift certificate for lunch at the Nile Restaurant, donated by the Nile Restaurant
_ Frederick Lighthall, Kristi Schoendube, Margaret Gober -- $100 gift certificates to University Computing Organizations, donated by University Computing Organizations
_ Michael Rogers -- stir-fry pan with stir-fry sauce, donated by Freehling Pot and Pan Company