more like it. Concordias Centraide campaign may actually reach the
$56,000 goal by the time it winds up later this month.
So far, about $54,000 has been raised in pledges, mainly through payroll
deductions. The number of donors so far is 245. Last year, only 221 pledges
were received for the whole campaign at the university.
Around Concordia, volunteers have been organizing events to raise awareness
and loose change for Centraide.
There was a pizza lunch in IITS that brought in $200, two squeegee days
at campus parking lots that brought in $375 downtown and $218 at Loyola.
Thanks to the organizational skills and inspiration of Commerce and Administration
Associate Dean Danielle Morin, a sale of baking and crafts in the Faculty
brought in a whopping $744. Volunteers passed the hat at Stingers football
games, netting $535 so far. Yesterday the students in Engineering and
Computer Science tried to make a loony line that beat McGills.
Theres more to come. Concordia Bookstores plan to contribute some
of the proceeds from a two-day book sale to Centraide. The sale is scheduled
for November 16 and 17.
Ann M. Bennett has done an extraordinary job of bringing in prizes for
a draw for Centraide donors. At the Rectors Reception on Friday,
the name was drawn for the winner of the grand prize, air fare for two
As a token of appreciation, all donors have been sent two tickets to Stingers
basketball and hockey game on Saturday, November 11, courtesy of Athletics
and Recreation Director Harry Zarins.
Winners of draws for donors
Congratulations to Bob Roy,
who won the big prize: return airfare for two to Florida, courtesy of
Voyages Foreman Ideal.
Friday, October 27:
Marcus Lawrence (Chemistry and Biochemistry) won a dinner for two
at Restaurant Paesano.
Freda Otchere (Library) won a Concordia sweatshirt.
Garry Boyd (Education), Mia Massicotte (Library) and Matina Skalkogiannis
(Geography) won compact travel gift sets.
Sabah Alkass (Building/Civil/Environment Engineering) won a coffee/Bell
Quick Change calling card gift pack.
Heather Oswald Edward (Counselling and Development) won a $50 gift
certificate from The Bay.
Ollivier Dyens (Études françaises) won a leather
briefcase valued at $60.
Dorothy Cameron (Library) won a Sony audio stand, valued at $150.
Friday, November 3
Lina Lipscombe (Bookstores) won a Nortel Meridian telephone, valued
Patricia Hélène Winston won two Montreal Canadiens
Karen Fada (Psychology), Jane Stewart (Psychology), Jolanta Manowska
(Office of Registrar), Margaret Ferley (Library) and Bill Curran (Library)
all won leather briefcases, valued at $60 each.
Priscilla David (Counselling/Development) won a Concordia zippered
Monir Wahhab (Commerce) and Annabeth Doyle (Psychology) won coffee/calling
card gift packs, valued at $45, from Bell.
Gary Katch (IITS) and Luc Metras (IITS) won compact travel gift
sets, valued at $40.