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NMSU raises $46,821 for United Way

New Mexico State University employees and students contributed $46,821 to the United Way of Southwest New Mexico in the 1999 fund-raising drive, NMSU campaign chairman Tom Dormody said. The campus campaign's final report brought the total to 90 percent of the university's goal of $52,000.

Although it fell short of its goal, the 1999 campaign introduced some innovations that should result in increased participation in the future, as more people become familiar with the changes, Dormody said. Among these are a Web-based pledging option and student participation in the fund-raising drive.

Overall, the United Way of Southwest New Mexico raised more than $513,000, or about 93 percent of its $555,000 goal. Twenty-two human services agencies are funded through the United Way of Southwest New Mexico.

Roseanne Bensley, assistant director of NMSU Placement and Career Services, will chair the 2000 United Way campaign on campus.

"I want to thank all who participated in the 1999 campaign, including a hard-working group of site coordinators," Dormody said. The 46 site coordinators distributed pledge information and collected pledges from employees.

Karl Hill
Jan. 26, 2000