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United Way campus campaign extended

Nov. 15, 2006

KALAMAZOO--The 2006 United Way campus campaign at Western Michigan University brought in $167,675 in gifts and pledges through Tuesday, Nov. 14, and the campaign has been extended to Nov. 30 to allow more gifts to be included in the official total raised.

A campaign celebration, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed to Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Oaklands. The campus community is invited to attend.

"We are receiving a significant number of gifts and pledges every day, and more than 400 faculty and staff members still have not returned their pledge cards," says Lynn Kelly-Albertson, chair of the campus campaign. "We want to give all of those people an opportunity to return their pledge cards and be included in the campaign total."

The campus campaign has generated 188 new donors so far, and 240 previous donors have increased their gifts this year, according to Kelly-Albertson, who is executive director of Career and Student Employment Services.

WMU's campus campaign officially kicked off Oct. 3 and will help meet the Greater Kalamazoo United Way's $10.75 million overall goal.

For additional or replacement pledge cards or for more information, contact Lynn Kelly-Albertson at lynn.kelly-albertson@wmich.edu or campaign Vice Chair Sharon Van Dyken, academic advisor in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, at sharon.vandyken@wmich.edu.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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