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  October 14, 2002

State Employee Charitable Campaign Update

There's good news and bad news for the 2002 Connecticut State Employees Charitable Campaign, as the effort begins its third week.

The good news is that 211 UConn employees on the Storrs campus have contributed more than $42,000 to the campaign, which supports 968 non-profit organizations dedicated to health care, the environment, the arts, and the needy.

Better still, more than 150 employees at the UConn Health Center have already contributed more than $40,000 - and that's only in the first two weeks! The regional campuses have just begun their campaigns.

The bad news: With only three weeks to go, the campaign in Storrs is 789 participants and about $58,000 short of its goal.

Campaign Progress

"We're on the right track," says Richard Veilleux of University Communications, chair of the UConn-Storrs portion of the statewide effort.

"We've received some very generous gifts, and some UConn employees who haven't participated in the past have signed on. That's great news. All we need now is that surge of support we know is out there to help push us over the top."

Employees whose donor card or booklet of charitable organizations have disappeared beneath stacks of work can call Veilleux at 860.486.3530 or University Events at 860.486.1001 to obtain replacement materials.

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