October 17, 2008
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Campus Pride update: We’re half way there

Just two weeks into the 2008 Campus Pride Annual Giving Campaign, and we’re half way toward our participation goal. The campaign continues throughout October, so you still have plenty of time to donate to the Campus Pride Campaign or the State Employee Charitable Campaign.

Remember, every employee who donates at least $5 to the campaign will be entered in a drawing for a one-week stay at the Royal Islander Resort in Cancun, Mexico, and two round-trip tickets on American Airlines.

To donate, fill out your pledge forms and return them to your team captains.  Return them by today to be eligible for the next prize drawing.

Everyone who makes a donation will receive a thank-you gift and is eligible for weekly prize drawings. And, departments with 100 percent of employees donating will be eligible for a pizza party. A drawing for the pizza party will be held after the campaign ends.

This week’s prize drawing winners:
I-Fen Chang
, research associate in cell biology and genetics
Prizes: Two-night stay in a King Room at the Residence Inn Marriott and a Nike athletic bag with a shirt and golf balls

Cynthia Dilldine
Cynthia Dilldine and Susan Smith

Cynthia Dilldine, accounting clerk
Prizes: Two-night stay in a King Room at the Residence Inn Marriott and a garment bag with free monogramming, a shirt, pens and pads.

Donations to the Campus Pride Campaign help fund several important UNT Health Science Center initiatives.  Money raised last year supported:

  • Local relief efforts for Hurricane Ike evacuees.  Through the UNT Health Science Center Fund for Excellence, employees donated $5,000 to the Tarrant Area Food Bank, which paid for 25,000 meals to those in need.
  • The UNT Health Science Center’s research in cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, human identification and heart disease.
  • Scholarships for the UNT Health Science Center’s diverse student body.  This year you can choose which UNT Health Science Center Foundation scholarship you would like to support.  The list of scholarships is now on the Institutional Advancement Web site.
  • The Hispanic Wellness Fair. The annual event, which the UNT Health Science Center helped found, provided free health services to more than 15,000 North Texans this year.
  • A 40th anniversary history book that is being published to document and share the UNT Health Science Center’s unique history.
For more information on the 2008 Campus Pride Annual Giving Campaign, contact Susan Smith (ext. 2174) or Jen Pendell (ext. 2430) in Institutional Advancement.  For information about the State Employee Charitable Campaign, contact Marco Mendoza (ext. 2230) in Human Resources. UNTHSC logo


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