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Inside Iowa State
Nov. 7, 1997

P&S trail in United Way race

by Anne Dolan

With about three weeks to go until the United Way campaign ends, faculty are trouncing Professional and Scientific staff in a challenge orchestrated by leaders of the two groups. The contest is based on the percentage of people in each group who make pledges to United Way.

The United Way of Story County reported that, as of Oct. 31, 16 percent of P&S staff have returned pledges, while 34 percent of faculty have pledged donations to United Way.

At the campus campaign kick-off event Sept. 3, P&S Council President Rob Bowers challenged Faculty Senate President Bill Woodman to a contest between P&S staff and faculty. The winner will be determined by the highest ratio of pledges received between the two groups. Volunteers in the United Way office downtown are tracking the contest.

The 1997 campaign concludes Dec. 1.

The campus campaign is within $28,000 of the goal. As of Oct. 31, the ISU community had pledged about 84 percent ($140,323) of the campus goal of $168,000.

Rich Lampkin, director of United Way of Story County, said that about 20 percent of ISU employees typically contribute to the university campaign.

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