Story posted November 28, 2007
The Bowdoin Community can be proud of its stellar contribution to the United Way. The collective donation to this year's campaign of $104,035 shatters the previous record high of $81,602 in 2004. Bowdoin is among the region's top three United Way contributors alongside Bath Iron Works and Midcoast Hospital.
"The Midcoast region and the state of Maine rely on our leadership through our workplace campaign and we have responded in a powerful and inspiring way," said Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster.
The success of this year's "26 Days of Giving" campaign involved a full community effort. A greater number of faculty and staff contributed and they did so at an even more generous level. Assistant Hockey Coach Bill Riley redirected registration fees for this year's community youth Polar Bear Hockey Clinic to the United Way. For the first time, students were involved in the campaign, joining United Way representatives to staff tables at the Smith Union and answer questions about their organizations.
Foster thanked the Bowdoin Community "for what you have done and continue to do through your contributions of service, directorship and/or financial assistance to improve the quality of life in our communities and state."