January 22, 1999

Vanderbilt Community Giving Campaign achieves new record

Vanderbilt Community Giving Campaign achieves new record

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Seven-year-old Moses Short helped draw names for prizes at last week's Vanderbilt Community Giving Campaign reception. Also helping were campaign director Tish Maddox (left) and Moses's mother, Barbara. (Photo by Anne Rayner)

The Vanderbilt Community Giving Campaign wrapped up last week with a party to honor solicitors from each of the university's contributing departments.

This year's campaign raised a record $686,700 for the United Way of Middle Tennessee, Community Shares, and Combined Health Appeal.

"The success of this campaign depends largely on the leadership provided by volunteers in each department," said Chancellor Joe B. Wyatt.

"I take special pride in the fact that this is one of the most generous universities in the United States, and I appreciate all of your efforts to make that possible."

Several departments in the medical center achieved 100 percent staff participation in this year's campaign. These included: Allergy Practice; Credit Union; Endocrinology/Diabetes Practice; Family Medicine; Linen Services; Medical Information Services; Outpatient Registration; Pain Control Center; Pastoral Services; Tumor Registry; Volunteer Services; and VUMC Storage.