UBC leads way in Lower Mainland

UBC is the top Lower Mainland organization in the United Way category of Leaders of the Way with 82 donors who contributed $1,000 or more, up from 67 last year.

At $293,390 total campaign contributions increased from last year's campaign but fell just shy of the goal of $300,000.

This year's campaign chair Eilis Courtney praised UBC's United Way volunteers for their efforts and enthusiasm.

"Faculty, staff, emeriti and students worked together to raise funds and awareness for the UBC United Way campaign this year and it was a great success," says Courtney.

UBC was also among the top organizations in the Discoverer category -- those with donors who contribute $500 or more.

Plant Operations' Moe Gallant was the winner of the campaign's grand raffle prize -- a trip for two to any Canadian Airlines destination.

Tere Rostworowski, from the School of Nursing, won the top donor prize of a weekend getaway at Sun Peaks Resort.

Anyone who still wants to contribute to the campaign please contact Eilis Courtney at 822-6192 or call the United Way line at 822-8929.