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UConn community urged to send in charitable pledges

by Richard Veilleux - November 26, 2007

With only a few days remaining before the close of the 2007 Connecticut State Employee Charitable Campaign, employees at the UConn Health Center and the Storrs campus were closing in on their goals – and each other.

By Nov. 15, 475 employees at the Storrs campus had contributed $113,347, less than $25,000 short of the goal set by Lauren Davis Shea, Storrs campus campaign coordinator.

At the Health Center, 659 employees had contributed $103,359. Totals from the regional campuses were not available.

“Faculty and staff at the Storrs campus traditionally come through near the end of the campaign, and even a little after,” says Shea.

“With President Hogan’s genuine support, I have absolute confidence that as a community we will not only meet but exceed our goals.”

Shea says it’s important for donors to send in their pledge cards by Nov. 30 so state officials will have time to process the payroll deduction forms before the first pay period in 2008. Contributions are still welcomed after Nov. 30, she says, but the payroll deduction will not apply to all 26 paychecks.

Planning continues for a reception on Jan. 17, at the UConn Foundation building, for all Storrs employees who have donated to the campaign.

The last of six drawings will be conducted during that event, with prizes including a one-year Area 1 parking pass.

A football signed by Coach Randy Edsall will also be given away during that drawing.

The statewide goal for the 2007 campaign is $1.9 million.


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