Some of Concordias Centraide committee members presented a big cheque
to representatives of Centraide in the Library Building atrium just before
the holidays are, left to right: Anne-Marie Wilheim (Centraide loaned
representative), Rector Frederick Lowy, Professor Ted Stathopoulos, campaign
co-chair Patricia Posius, Ann Bennett, campaign co-chair Professor Danielle
Morin, Gerry Jones, Claire Richer-Leduc (vice-president of Centraides
board of directors and president of the allocation committee) and Hélène
The Loyal Order of Buffalos, led by Engineering and Computer
Science Students Association president Michael Nimchuk, raised $2,200
for Centraide by cheerfully haranguing passersby to donate to their Loony
Photos by Andrew Dobrowolskyj
At a little ceremony held in front of the Christmas tree in the McConnell
atrium on Dec. 7, Claire Richer-Leduc, vice-president of the Centraide
board of directors, was presented with a cheque from Concordians for $91,460.37.
Thats how much students, faculty, staff, retirees and governors
raised this year for the annual Montreal-area charity drive, and its
even better than committee co-chairs Danielle Morin and Patricia Posius
Last year, the Concordia committee was given a Solidaire award by Centraide
for the greatest improvement over the previous year an increase
of 52 per cent, for a total of $65,014. This time around, Centraide set
a goal for Concordia of $75,000.
One reason for the increase was the proliferation of bake sales, raffles,
loony and toony lines, windshield washes and other fun events organized
over the six weeks of the campaign. A total of more than $14,000 was raised
Thanks to the anonymous donor of three of the four weekend getaways at
the Fairmont Château Mont Tremblant, which were raffled off, and
proved a great incentive to donors. Thanks also to the following major
donors of raffle prizes:
Lina Lipscombe, Director, Bookstore/Computerstore, for a multitude of
prizes, such as Concordia sportswear, and for contributions that includes
booksale proceeds and funds from a bookstore contact.
Harry Zarins, Director, Recreation and Athletics, and head coaches Les
Lawton and Gerry McGrath, who gave raffle prizes and tickets to Stinger
games to all donors, and for running the football game bucket brigade
for Centraide donations.
Frances Weller, Manager, Telesis, who contributed new telephones and organized
a very successful raffle.
Murray Sang, Director, Centre for Continuing Education, who came up with
the imaginative idea of gift tuition for courses.
Cristelle Basmaji, President, Commerce and Administration Students' Association,
for NHL hockey tickets and a number of events, including the CASA welcome
barbecue and a bachelor/bachelorette auction.
Nadia Guidice, President, and Raphael Merakian, Marketing & Sales,
Voyages Foreman Ideal, who gave the fourth weekend getaway at Mont Tremblant.