by Barbara Black
Centraide campaign used imagination
to raise $115,000 Centraide, which provides much-needed operating funds
for more than 250 charities around Montreal, benefited from Concordians
generosity this year to the tune of about $115,000. However, judging from
the photos above, the campaign provided a lot of fun for organizers of
fundraising events, especially on Halloween.
The John Molson School of Business bake sale and lunch (top left) is probably
one of the biggest annual fundraisers, thanks to the persuasive talents
of Murielle Salari, and the assistance of Ramona Sénécal,
Karen Fiddler, Chen Fang Huang, Cherine Ziraniri, and others, including
JMSB Director of Academic Advising Services, Monir Wahhab, who makes falafel
to order. Many of these staff members sold more than 150 teddy bears for
Centraide only a week later. The Stinger Bee was buzzing around Centraide
events, thanks to Fred De Luca and Lise Tavares, who wore the costume
at the opening and the Thank You draw, respectively.
Dressed as a witch, Francine Kolodychuk, the supervisor of the Copy Centre
in the McConnell Building, must have frightened passersby into donating
to Centraide. She sold apples for about two weeks and organized an event
on Halloween. A putting game was part of fundraising events on Oct. 31
on the downtown campus. The game was built by our own Physical Resources
staff. Dina Tavares organized a bake sale in the courtyard of Bishop Court
on Oct. 31. Thanks to firewoman Tavares and Viking maids Shelagh Peden
and Laura Perlmutter (Internal Relations)
Students also raised money for Centraide, including loony lines and parties.
Most of the active students were business and engineering students, but
there were others, notably the Iranian Students Association, who made
a substantial donation.
Many merit congratulations
and thanks, including energetic co-chairs Danielle Morin and Patricia
Posius, the indefatigable raffle coordinator Ann Bennett, helpful money
manager Gerry Jones, and a fine committee made up mainly of women staff
members in the School of Business and Bishop Court.
Murielle Salari and Ramona
Sénécal were named JMSB Centraide Volunteers of the Year
for their incredible dedication.