November 15, 2013

WPI’s United Way fundraising campaign is under way

All over campus, efforts have begun for the annual United Way fundraising campaign, and the WPI community is counting on staff, students. and faculty to come together this holiday season to make a difference in the lives of those in need throughout our area.

Parking Space

Oh, the joys of parking on campus. Imagine having your own space right next to the building you work in (or in an area of your choosing), where you can park for free during an entire year! For just $5 apiece, pick up your raffle ticket and during our delightful Holiday Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 20, hold your breath (and the keys to your Mini) for the winning ticket to be announced.


From Dec. 9  through 13, purchase a Bingo sheet – as many as you wish – $10 for 1 or $15 for 2.  Each day that week Beth Mulvey will send out an email announcement with 4-5 numbers for you to mark upon your sheet. Land Bingo and call Beth to claim your prize – prizes range from gift cards to local restaurants to Visa gift cards. A different prize is awarded each day.


Want to dress down a bit on Friday, Nov. 22? Then for $5 you can wear your pin – and your jeans – proudly. The United Way pin represents your donation and your privilege to hang up your power suit for one day. Beth Mulvey cautions this doesn’t mean you can come in with your  torn jeans, PJs, spaghetti straps or Lululemon crops. Be tasteful with your casual wear and proud of your donation. In addition, all pin donations enter you into the raffle for a free parking space.

Felicia Vidito in Chemical Engineering is selling raffle tickets, pins, and bingo sheets in the Goddard Hall main office suite, 1stfloor (look for the United Way poster hanging outside of her office). Felicia had the honor of collecting the largest WPI donation last year, a collective effort of $800 from the Chartwells staff in Morgan Dining Hall. “They entered the largest donation in hopes of winning the parking spot so different people could use it each week. Actually. the winner was Yvonne Harris, who just so happened to be the last raffle ticket I sold on the way over to turn in all of my tickets!”


Mary Racicot at FPE, Gateway II

Marilyn Pearson at CPE, Gateway I

Susan Tarplin at University Advancement, 85 Prescott Street

Carol Contis at the Housing & Residential Experience Center, East Hall

Judy Fallon at Library Services, Gordon Library

Lisa Atwell at IT Main Office, Fuller Labs

Jen Cluett at Enrollment Management, Bartlett Center

Teresa Geddis at Academic Advising, Daniels Hall

Beth Mulvey at Human Resources, Boynton Hall

The above volunteers are all available today to provide you a pin, raffle ticket, and/or Bingo sheet.

By Doreen Manning