Recognition of leadership and commitment


Craig Lafferty, left, president of the United Way of Greater Mercer County, presented President Shapiro with a plaque at the campus drive's kickoff luncheon Nov. 15 in appreciation of his support over the years. The plaque reads: "We salute you for your outstanding leadership and commitment to the United Way."
     The University's campaign is scheduled to run through Dec. 15 on the main campus and on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. Campus volunteers are distributing pledge cards. People who have questions or need another pledge card should contact their departmental campaign volunteer, look at the United Way home page at <> or contact the main campus United Way coordinator, Karen Woodbridge, at 258-5656 or <>. Plasma Physics employees should contact the lab's United Way campaign chair, Mary Ann Brown, at 125-3045 or <>.

By the numbers

The University's annual campaign in support of the United Way of Greater Mercer County runs through Dec. 15.

To illustrate the power of contributing, here are some examples of what your dollars could provide:

$1 per week

• Two nights in a shelter for a homeless family of four
• Twelve days of rehabilitative therapy for a child with developmental disabilities
• A nursing visit to an elderly person recovering from surgery

$5 per week

• Five months of dinner meals for a senior citizen
• Distribution of surplus food to 300 families

$10 per week

• Basic necessities for a family of six who are victims of a fire
• Eleven sessions of psychiatric care for a mentally ill individual
• A hot, nutritious meal for 100 homeless, indigent people

$20 per week

• Fifteen days in a shelter with counseling for a battered woman and her children
• One year of activities for three children in a community program
• Six months of therapy for a low-income family addressing teenage suicide

December 4, 2000
Vol. 90, No. 11
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Page 1
Agencies deliver experience along with the morning paper
Memory formation clearer

Page 2
Clothing donations needed
By the numbers / United Way campaign
Spotlight / People / Obituary

Page 3
Ahmed studies differences, seeks unity
Research notes

Page 4-5
Calendar of events

Page 6
Board names six new full professors
Trustees promote, reappoint

Page 7
New tigers on the prowl

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Nassau notes

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