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Centraide raffle and event results

Concordia's Centraide campaign winds down after a whirlwind week of bake sales, samosas and prize draws
December 1, 2010
By Shelagh Peden

Concordians gathered together at a variety of great fundraisers in the closing days of the Concordia Centraide campaign to do all they could towards the ambitious goal of $185,000, more than has ever been raised in previous years.

President Judith Woodsworth and Vice-President External Relations and Secretary-General Bram Freedman, who is also the campaign chair, served pasta at the campaign’s third lunch on November 25. All three lunches allowed staff and faculty to get together, share a meal and support the cause.

This last lunch was also the opportunity to announce the raffle winners: Peter Lyne is thrilled to have won an iPad and Cinzia Miscio won a 46-inch Toshiba LCD television. A grand prize draw was held November 26  to mark the closing of the campaign. The lucky winner of a 40-inch Toshiba LCD television was Antonio Petrozza. The complete list of prize winners can be seen on the Centraide site under Winners’ Circle.

A number of groups and departments rose to the challenge of supporting Centraide by holding special events on campus, the first of which was a sale of pumpkins decorated by Concordia’s Fine Arts students on October 28. They raised an impressive $294.58.

University Communications Services held several internal fundraisers, including treats on a goody cart for sale every Friday afternoon and a bagel day, selling bagels and cream cheese. They also held a bake sale on November 24 in the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex lobby. These events raised $381.55.

The John Molson School of Business raised $601.29 selling samosas and coffee in the lobby of the Molson Building on November 23. "The samosa sale was a great idea and a delicious way for students, staff and faculty to help a great organization like Centraide. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this initiative," said Karim Boulos, Executive Director of External Affairs for the Faculty.

But the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science took the cake with their bake sale, organized by Caroline Clayton, Olga Soares and Zineb Bencheikh. They raised $1 262.33 with the sale and a raffle of their own on November 22. Clayton’s enthusiasm shone through when she said, “the Centraide bake sale has really been a long-running initiative of the Faculty that has served the inner community with the opportunity to purchase delightful, home-baked treats and the external community with the funds raised!”

Get this year’s campaign results in the December 6 issue of the Journal, and find out what other records were broken.

Special thanks to Ambassadors

Freedman and the committee members would like to give special thanks to the Centraide Ambassadors, representatives from various departments and areas assigned the task of raising awareness across both campuses. Some volunteered at events, others held their own, selling raffle tickets and making personal pleas to friends and colleagues.

Related links:
•    Winners’ Circle
•    Read more about the JMSB samosa sale
•    Read more about the ENCS bake sale and see pictures
•    Concordia’s Centraide campaign
•    Contact the committee

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