The Community Giving at MIT campaign will continue through the end of the month in hopes that a few more donations will help MIT reach this year's goal of $350,000. Several Boston-area organizations have also donated raffle prizes, for which every Community Giving campaign donor is automatically eligible.
As of January 8, the campaign had received pledges of $318,324, or 91 percent of its goal, from 1,045 community members, including 81 Leadership Givers contributing at least $1,000 apiece. Of the pledge total, $250,182 has been designated for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay (UWMB), $64,787 for the MIT Community Service Fund and $3,355 for other charity options. See the campaign web site or call x3-7914 for more information.
Raffle prizes will be drawn at the end-of-campaign party for departmental solicitors at a date to be announced. Anyone who makes a pledge to the campaign is automatically entered.
Prizes include stays at the University Park Hotel at MIT, the Boston Marriott in Cambridge and the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge; tickets to Shear Madness and a performance by the Boston Classical Orchestra; passes to the Children's Museum, the New England Sports Museum at the FleetCenter, the Museum of Science, and Water Country in Portsmouth, NH; and a limited-edition Boston Celtics poster.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 10, 2001.