Campus News

Campaign for Charities kicks off Oct. 16

UGA’s annual Campaign for Charities will begin Oct. 16 with a kickoff breakfast in the ­Magnolia Ballroom of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. The event runs from 7:30-9 a.m.

At the breakfast, campaign captains (primarily vice presidents, deans, directors and department heads) will receive packets of pre-printed pledge cards and other campaign materials for distribution in their respective areas.

The fundraising goal for this year’s campaign is $425,000, and campaign officials hope to increase participation to 27 percent of faculty and staff, up from 24 percent last year.

This year’s campaign chairman is Rodney Bennett, vice president for student affairs.

As in the past, the university will conduct a single campaign for charitable contributions to United Way agencies, Georgia Share members and other organizations approved through the State Charitable Contributions Program.

The campaign will run through Dec. 19.