January 23, 1998

Faculty, staff dig deep for charities

Faculty, staff dig deep for charities

The recently concluded Vanderbilt Community Giving Campaign raised $676,755 to benefit charities in the Nashville community.

Of that total figure, Vanderbilt University Medical Center raised $432,017.

"It makes me very proud to be at the helm of an institution that gives so much back to the community," said Chancellor Joe B. Wyatt during a speech to the campaign solicitors.

Areas in the medical center receiving Chancellor's Awards and honorable mentions included Pathology, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Information Services, Respiratory Care, Vanderbilt Home Health Care Services, Community Pediatrics, Perinatal Services and Environmental Services.

Chancellor's Awards are given to the departments with the highest percentage of participation.

"Everyone at Vanderbilt University can be very proud of the money raised for the United Way, Combined Health Appeal, and Community Shares," said Tish Maddox, director of Internal Campaigns.

Some of the money raised at VUMC is spent on programs that directly involve medical center staff and faculty.

Vanderbilt-based organizations that offer direct social services to the Nashville community can apply for funds retained by Vanderbilt from the campaign. Last year grants totaling $45,000 were made to 36 programs at Vanderbilt University.

Organizations interested in applying should contact the Internal Campaigns Office at 343-8759. The deadline for requests is 5 p.m., Friday, March 20.