and tuition. Last year, CCBC was able to distribute $21,000 in Emergency Assistance funds to cover a range of needs from buying books to paying electric bills.
Please consider responding positively when one of the CCBC United Way volunteers approaches you. You can make a pledge through payroll deduction or through an online or paper donation form. If you are able, I would like you to consider joining me in making a leadership gift of $300 or more to become a member of CCBC’s Live 360° United Team. Most importantly though, please consider giving whatever you can. To show our thanks, Cathy Birkelien and her staff have once again assembled an array of gifts for donor incentives: a reserved parking space for a year; lunch for you and five friends at any restaurant of your choice (fancy is good and I pay the bill!); plus many others.
Ms. Cathy Birkelien, our campaign chair, will soon forward information about the campaign and the list of donor incentives to the college community. She will also detail information about how to make this year’s pledge, either via the donation form or online. If you would like to find out more about how your donation will help the many agencies the United Way serves, please visit the United Way of Central Maryland UWCM Web site at www.uwcm.org. You can also contact Ms. Birkelien at ext. 3335 or speak with one of the campus campaign volunteers who will be contacting you next week with more information. They can assist you in completing your pledge form or making an online donation.
Last year we set a United Way Campaign Goal of $30,000. Our CCBC family beat that goal by raising $33,379. We will maintain the $30,000 goal this year, hoping once again to surpass it. Please consider helping us support CCBC students while we support the United Way.