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United Way campaign continues

90 percent of goal achieved, Valentine's Day wraps up efforts

Published January 12, 2004; Category: ADMINISTRATION

The Dartmouth College United Way campaign will continue through Valentine's Day, thus allowing people who were away for the fall term to participate. Additionally, anyone who has questions, needs a contribution envelope or requires assistance in participating can e-mail campaign chair Bill Hochstin, for assistance.

So far the College campaign has received more than $198,000 in pledges, 90 percent of the campaign goal of $220,000. Last year the campus contributed $211,657, with more than 900 College community members participating. Hochstin noted that demand for services provided by United Way agencies is up, while private and governmental support of social service agencies is falling, making the College's contributions particularly important this year.

"The funds provided through the United Way campaign stay local, with total overhead costs low, at about 18 percent," said Hochstin. He added that direct services were given to more than 25,000 people through 29 agencies and 68 programs last year.

According to United Way records, the College community has contributed more than $3.4 million to the United Way since the Dartmouth established its annual campaign in 1973.

By TAMARA STEINERT

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Last Updated: 12/17/08