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United Way Campaign Comes To A Close

November 28, 2007

United Way of the Greater Seacoast has a lot to be proud of this year, following the conclusion of the 2007 fundraising campaign at UNH.. With the help of co-chairs Christina VanHorn and Marianne Fortescue as well as Kate Hanson’s Communication 698 class, UNH was able to raise $50,500 for the United Way - the most successful year in recent memory.

The co-chairs and the class would like to thank everyone who participated in the campaign. Senior Bryan Ouellette said, “It wasn’t just our class and the directors who helped, but all the department heads, the faculty/staff who donated, the directors of the local media outlets, and anyone who donated their time to help us reach our goal.”

Although the goal this year wasn’t released, UWGS along with the class set a $50,000 goal, a goal in which President Mark Huddleston thought was “very achievable.” By the second week the campaign had raised close to $44,000, far exceeding previous campaigns. The UWGS, the directors, and the class were happy with the resulting donations from faculty and staff.

Not only will the results of the campaign significantly benefit thousands of people in the Seacoast area, but the 23 students in Hanson’s 698 class can take this experience with them in their futures. According to communication department head Larry Prelli, “This was a valuable learning experience where the students were able to put into practice what they learn.”

Bob Hope once said “If you haven’t got charity in your heart, then you have the worst heart trouble.” Apparently, the hearts of UNH faculty and staff are beating stronger than ever.

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