Iowa State University

Inside Iowa State
October 23, 1998

Campus United Way drive is halfway to goal

by Linda Charles

Participation is up in this year's campus United Way campaign, says Rich Lampkin, United Way executive director.

Last year, the participation rate ran about 22 percent. This year it is at 34 percent. In addition, there is about a 32 percent increase in the amount of gifts, Lampkin said.

"Things are looking good," he said. "Those who gave last year are giving a little more and new people are giving."

The campus campaign is a little more than half-way toward its $168,000 goal, Lampkin noted. As of Oct. 16, $91,219 had been raised on campus.

ISU students will be doing their part the week of Nov. 9, said Kathleen MacKay, dean of students and campus campaign chair. The students, led by Government of the Student Body human relations chair Scott Bersheid, have planned several events, including a bucket drive in which they will stand on corners soliciting contri-butions, and a missed meal plan, with proceeds donated to the campaign.

The campaign officially ends Nov. 2 but donations will be accepted through November, MacKay said. Donations are confidential, she added. Donors may specify how they want their gifts used (for youth or physically and mentally challenged, for example) or even designate specific agencies.

All university employees should have received a pledge envelope in September. Those who need pledge cards should contact their team leader or MacKay ( or Phyllis Harris ( in 210 Student Services, 4-1022.

For more information, visit the United Way campus Web site at

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