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United Way goal reached; 24 win raffle prizes

MIT's 1998-99 United Way campaign successfully concluded earlier this month with a final tally of $322,236 in pledges, or $236 over the donation goal. A total of 1,180 people made contributions, including 85 Leadership Givers who donated at least $1,000 apiece.

Raffle prize winners drawn from the pool of all who donated were announced at a chief solicitors' end-of-campaign celebration on February 9. Prize winners were as follows:

Overnight stays for two at area hotels -- Professor Ali Argon, mechanical engineering (Residence Inn in Cambridge); Elizabeth Garvin, Alumni/ae Association (University Park Hotel at MIT); Jane Pavone, Medical Department (Doubletree Guest Suites); Paul Cannavino, Lincoln Lab (Inn at Harvard); William Conley, Lincoln Fiscal Office (Cambridge Inn); and Heather Trickett, Residential Life Office (Boston Marriott/Cambridge).

Pairs of tickets to area arts performances -- Melissa Marquardt, Alumni/ae Association (jazz show at Scullers Jazz Club); Professor Erich Ippen, electrical engineering and computer science (Balanchine! at the Boston Ballet); John Doty, Center for Space Research (a March performance of The Steward of Christendom at the Huntington Theatre); Professor Martha Gray, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and Joseph Harrington, School of Engineering (pairs of tickets to a March 26 performance of A Romantic Extravaganza by the Boston Classical Orchestra); Mary Harney, Lincoln Laboratory (Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse); and Associate Professor Qingyan Chen, architecture (Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse).

Other prizes were won by Robert Ferrara, Information Systems (four passes to Riverside Park); Yvonne Gittens, Student Financial Services (four passes to the Children's Museum); Torrey Wallace, Lincoln Lab (pool party for 20 kids at the Holiday Inn Somerville); Professor Charles Cooney, chemical engineering, and Assistant Professor Carlos Cesnik, aeronautics and astronautics (five tickets each to the New England Sports Museum at the FleetCenter); Walter Powers, Libraries, and Joseph Collins, Association of Alumni/ae (four tickets each to the Topsfield Fair in October); Geoffrey Crew, Center for Space Research, and Sheila Kanode, School of Engineering (five tickets each to the New England Aquarium); Professor Stephen Graves, Sloan School (four tickets to Water Country in Portsmouth, NH); and Arthur Worsch, Lincoln Lab ($50 American Express gift cheque).

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 24, 1999.

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