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December 17, 2003

ISU surpasses United Way campaign goal

The Iowa State University community has raised more than $265,500 during its 2003 ISU United Way of Story County campaign, a record amount that surpasses the campaign goal of $264,000, announced Richard Seagrave, distinguished professor emeritus and chair of the university campaign.

The total includes a record level of donations for Habitat for Humanity, which will receive more than $33,000 from the university campaign. Habitat for Humanity funds are used to build homes for local, low-income families.

The campus campaign reflects a 5.9 percent increase over last year's record total of $250,600.

Seagrave credited the 99 campus volunteers and leadership in the campus units for the success of the campaign.

"The Iowa State University community is a caring, sharing one and it certainly was demonstrated this year with the generosity of many in helping those less fortunate," Seagrave said. "Each donation made this goal a reality."

During the Dec. 8 United Way of Story County campaign celebration, the Ames-ISU YMCA, YWCA of Ames-ISU and University Community Childcare received the 100 Percent Participation Award and ISU Foundation received the Star Performance Award. Several units significantly exceeded their goals, including ISU Students, department of athletics, colleges of Agriculture and Business, facilities planning and management, ISU Extension, research administration and the Graduate College.

The overall United Way of Story 2003 Campaign has raised $1,155,374, surpassing its $1,070,000 goal and reflecting a 10 percent increase over last year's donations.

Funds raised by United Way of Story County support 98 services that are provided to more than 30,000 county residents, including many Iowa State faculty, staff and students.

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