The Dartmouth community is proving to be generous this year. The College's United Way campaign has raised $122,785 as of Nov. 29, which represents 52 percent of its goal. Putting this figure into context, at this time last year, the campaign had raised 42 percent of its goal. Of the donations received this year, 27 percent are from those who never before gave to the United Way. The number of this year's gifts exceeds last year's by 32 percent, and 47 College departments have already exceeded last year's level of giving, according to figures provided by Debra Jones, Campaign Assistant with the Upper Valley United Way. "I'm very grateful to the department coordinators who have worked so hard to bring the campaign forward," said Bill Hochstin, Dartmouth United Way Campaign Coordinator, "and to the many new givers who have joined our campaign to help the community. Our goal of $235,000 is achievable and absolutely critical to the Upper Valley United Way mission."
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Last Updated: 12/17/08