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January 22, 1999

United Way giving sets a record

by Linda Charles

Iowa State set a record in contributions to the United Way this year. The university has nearly reached its goal, raising $165,492, an all-time high for campus giving, said Kathleen MacKay, dean of students and campus campaign chair.

"We're very excited," said MacKay, who pointed out that, for the first time, students played a significant role in the campus campaign. "We couldn't have done it without the students."

Students contributions account for almost $4,500, most of which was raised through the miss-a-meal effort. Students skipped a meal at the residence hall dining rooms or their fraternity or sorority and the cost of the missed meals was donated to the campaign.

Rich Lampkin, executive director of United Way of Story County, praised MacKay's efforts in involving students in this year's campaign. He noted that at other universities, student giving has started small and grown to student campaign giving of $40,000 to $60,000.

Lampkin said he also was pleased with the significant number of new donors this year. The participation rate was up 7 percent.

Those interested in helping the campaign reach its $168,000 goal still may contribute. Contact MacKay, 4-1022,

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