WMU News

Campus community tops its United Way goal

Nov. 30, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University community has helped put the Greater Kalamazoo United Way campaign over the top of its $9 million goal by donating a record amount of money.

After a somewhat sluggish start, faculty and staff members rallied to pledge $217,446, surpassing the goal of $215,250. The University is the fifth largest contributor to the community campaign.

A Nov. 14 victory celebration attracted more than 50 departmental fund-raisers, and almost 30 departments were honored for achieving 100 percent participation. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees were also recognized for increasing their total contributions by $2,500.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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