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   from the issue of November 1, 2007

Combined Campaign begins Nov. 1


UNL embarks Nov. 1 on an annual effort to collect contributions for Lincoln-area Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services. "Helping Hands" is this year's theme.

All university personnel will receive a Combined Campaign information packet, with letters and contribution materials. Information is also available online at

Marjorie Kostelnik, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences, is chairperson of the UNL effort.

Kostelnik and Chancellor Harvey Perlman encourage a continued spirit of giving based on past years' success.

"This past year, UNL collected awards for being the top public sector donor to the Combined Campaign, and earned recognition for having the largest number of Leadership Givers and also the largest number of 'Women in Philanthropy' donors of any contributing group," Kostelnik and Perlman said in a letter to the UNL community. "Probably the biggest reward, though, isn't engraved on a plaque in the chancellor's office, but rather, comes in knowing what an enormous difference our collective caring makes for those who just do not have the resources they need for some of life's 'basics' of food, shelter, health care, safety and education."

Organizations supported by the Combined Campaign are the United Way, supporting 39 agencies; Community Health Charities of Nebraska, supporting 17 agencies; and the Community Services Fund, supporting 24 agencies. Employees may give to any specific agency or to the three general funds, and a variety of giving options exist.

"Individually, you can make a real difference for others," Kostelnik and Perlman said. "Together, we can make a powerful statement as a positive force to make many lives - and our community - dramatically better."



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