September 2000

Lab givers top United Way goal

ORNL’s United Way Campaign 2000 exceeded its goal of $566,569 by more than $25,000. At the last tally before press time, contributions by Lab staff members were at 104.5 percent of the goal. The campaign closed out on August 17.
This year's new UW event—a jewelry fair—was a big hit with the lunch crowd.
This year’s campaign included a stopover and pep talk by Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt, a book fair and a new event, a jewelry fair. Part of the proceeds from the book and jewelry fairs went to the United Way. Building 4500-North’s Flagpole Lobby, where the fairs were held, was frequently crowded during lunch time. The book fair raised $2,325; the jewelry fair raised $1,700. Another jewelry fair planned for November will count on next year’s drive.

“Everyone who has been involved in the campaign this year should feel very proud of this effort—the campaign cabinet, the division coordinators, the solicitors and especially to every individual who contributed made this success possible,” says campaign chair Lou Dunlap. “ Sixty-seven percent of the employees participated. It has been a pleasure to be associated with this enthusiastic, motivated group. The ORNL contributions will make a big difference to many United Way groups throughout our region.”

This year’s campaign co-chair was Harvey Gray. Betty Jo Jones served as treasurer and Jama Norris was assistant treasurer.


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