Dartmouth United Way Raffle Winners!
Congratulations to our first Dartmouth College United Way Raffle Winners- Andrew Samwick, from the Rockefeller Center, who won a $20 gift card to Ramunto's, and Ellie Smith, from Alumni Relations, who won four men's hockey tickets! we'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who already donated to the United Way. In our first three weeks, we have already raised over $100,000!
We have more exciting raffles to come, and anyone who donates to the United Way will be automatically entered to win. Stay tuned and don't forget: when you contribute to the United Way, you will make a difference and have a chance at a prize-it's a win-win situation!
The Dartmouth Granite United Way campaign has put together an exciting grab bag of raffle prizes for several drawings starting Friday, October 17th. Gift certificates for PINE, Ramunto's, and Salt Hill Pub restaurants, basketball and hockey tickets, a weekend cabin at Dartmouth's Second Grant, and passes to the Dartmouth Skiway are just a sampling of what you could win.
Here's how it works:
All donors-including those who have already made their donations-will automatically be entered in the raffle. For the next several months we will draw a donor's name on a designated Friday, which will be announced, and the winner will be able to select from one of several prizes.
At the end of the Dartmouth Granite United Way Campaign, we'll put all donors in the hat for the drawing of three Grand Prizes.
Great prizes, multiple chances to win, the opportunity to make a difference; what's not to like? The sooner you make your donation, the better your chances!
As fall returns to the Upper Valley, it is once again my privilege to encourage your support for a new campaign of the Dartmouth United Way. However, as Gail and I witnessed last year, the wellspring of generosity on this campus requires little in the way of priming. in our first year back on campus, we were astounded and inspired by your commitment and generosity.
Last year, Dartmouth United Way surpassed its $300,000 goal, shattering a record as Granite United Way's largest-ever workplace fundraising effort! Congratulations are most certainly in order, as well as a heartfelt "thank you" for an unprecedented level of giving.
Unfortunately, there is no opportunity to rest on our laurels--the need is ever-present. In spite of a record-breaking campaign last year, stopgap funding is quickly diminished. Many of the non-profits supported by the United Way enjoy little in the way of financial reserves and continue to face budgets limited by an economy struggling to sustain momentum. In the best of times, our support is essential--in difficult times, it can be nothing short of a lifeline.
This year, the Dartmouth United Way's goal is to enroll 100 new donors and raise $320,000. Information on the campaign is available here: www.dartmouth.edu/~united way. As always, it is the act of generosity, not the magnitude that is important--an amount that might barely register on your household budget each month, when sustained throughout the year can mean needs met for an individual or family.
Whether you choose to contribute through the United Way, volunteer your time directly, or give back to the community in another way altogether, I encourage you to join me in reaching out. A simple act of generosity can extend much farther than you or I may ever know.
Here's to another record-breaking campaign!
Phil Hanlon '77, President
The Dartmouth United Way Campaign set the largest-ever goal of $320,000 this year, announced campaign co-chair Gail Gentes at a kick-off breakfast Tuesday, where she spoke about how volunteering at the Upper Valley Haven drove home to her the difference United Way makes to neighbors in need. read more.....
We begin our 2014 Dartmouth Campaign for Granite United Way with great enthusiasm for our remarkable capacity at the College to reach out and support those in need in our Upper Valley community. Together we contributed a record $305,956 last year to support local programs addressing critical needs in education, income, and health-representing a third of all contributions for the Upper Valley and the single largest campaign in the region.
We are excited to build on the energy and commitment we saw from a growing number of United Way contributors at the College. This year our goal is to raise $320,000 while continuing to expand our base of United Way supporters within the broad Dartmouth community. This effort begins with you.
Your gift-in any amount-is combined with those of your friends, co-workers, and colleagues to maximize its impact in the Upper Valley. take a look at how our United Way contributions helped our neighbors local community last year:
Since the College campaign started in 1973, Dartmouth has contributed $6 million to improve the well-being of our communities. Please join the leadership effort of the Dartmouth Campaign for Granite United Way by sharing whatever you can with our neighbors in need Together we can continue to make a difference.
Gail Gentes and Rick Mills
Dartmouth Campaign for Granite United Way
In this video, Geisel School of Medicine faculty member Dr. Joseph O'Donnell discusses how we can strengthen the social safety net in the Upper Valley and how easy it is for faculty and staff to give to the Dartmouth United Way Campaign and help our neighbors in need.
The Tuck School's Creative Services team, Tuck Assistant Dean Steve Lubrano, and Upper Valley cartoonist and publisher Matt Young, a former Granite United Way volunteer of the year, got together to illustrate just how much good you can do by donating to the United Way. What are you waiting for?
Dartmouth has been committed to the United Way in the Upper Valley for 40 years, through volunteer work, monetary contributions and organizational leadership. Geisel PhD student Marie Onakomaiya is just one example. She has volunteered at the Upper Valley Haven for several years, donates to the United Way, and has served on the Granite United Way Grants Review Committee.
"At Dartmouth, we believe in embracing the world's troubles and being our neighbor's keeper," Onakomaiya says.
Last Updated: 10/21/14