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United Way donations start coming in 1997 campaign

The 1997 United Way campaign at MIT will be headed by campaign chair Travis Merritt, professor of literature and former dean for undergraduate academic affairs, and co-chair William Wohlfarth, senior electrical engineer in Physical Plant and a member of the United Way Steering Committee.

The 1997 campaign, which aims to raise $315,000 from the Institute community by December 31, began two weeks ago. As of November 4, the Office of Special Community Services (OSCS) had received 100 donations totaling $23,960, including five Leadership Givers pledging at least $1,000 apiece. Donations benefit social-service agencies serving 2.2 million people in eastern Massachusetts.

Packets containing a personalized pledge form, a 1997 contribution guide, a letter from the Steering Committee and a return envelope have been distributed to each employee in campus mail; they are also available from the OSCS in Rm 20A-023. Employees may give pledges to their area solicitor or send them directly to the OSCS. Call x3-7914 for more information.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 5, 1997.

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