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Lawrence Kinlin School of Business holds "FUNdraising" events for United Way
After setting a United Way 2010 special events fundraising goal of $1,000 over and above what was raised in the envelope campaign, the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business came up with some unique ideas. As happens with many special events, a few revolved around food!
After canvassing was finished, the fun started with a "Pay the Pumpkin Halloween Bake Sale". For fifty cents, staff and students purchased Halloween baked treats. The "FUNdraising" campaign was off to a great start as $220 was raised!
Breakfast Served With a Smile
On Wednesday, December 1, 2010, managers in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business provided personalized service to their staff and faculty.
For the low price of $3, everyone had the opportunity to have breakfast served to them at their desk by Mary Pierce, David Belford and Carri Rodgers-Rowley. Judging by the $140 they raised, most people enjoy having breakfast served to them at work!
At left, Dean David Belford serves croissants and muffins to staff and faculty
of the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business.
Homemade Soup Contest
On Thursday, December 2, the School held a Homemade Soup Contest. A wide variety of soups were entered into the competition and all entries were judged by Chef Cam Anderson and Chef Stephanie Brooks from the School of Tourism and Hospitality.
After tasting all 13 entries, Chef Anderson and Chef Brooks awarded first prize to Monika Shukla for her "Sambhar Soup", second prize to Lori Read for her "Beef Noodle and Vegetable Soup" and third prize to Anne Wilson for her "Cream of Carrot with Fresh Ginger Soup".
Monika Shukla with her first-prize winning "Sambhar Soup".
Other entries included: Liz's Goulash (Liz Gray), Jim Johnston's "Secret Soup" (Jim finally shared the secret ingredient), Soph Katsademas' "Squash Curry Soup", Dee Morrissey's "Cream of Rutabaga Soup", Teresa Park's "Hamburger Soup", Anne-Marie Patterson's "Italienne Hamburger Soup", Diane Huysman's "Italian Wedding Soup", Mary Pierce's "French Quarter Bean Soup", Cam Quinn's "Thai Hot and Sour Soup" and Randy Hull's "Squash, Apple and Quinoa Soup".
This event raised a total of $276!
"Today was a great event and a lot of fun! I want to thank everyone for entering their favourite soup in this competition. It was wonderful to have such a wide variety to choose from," said United Way canvasser Lori Read. "Thank you everyone for participating, enjoying the many soups and supporting United Way. Let's do it again next year!"
Other "FUNdraising"events included:
- 50/50 draws for the month of November and December 3, 2010.
- Red-Top Tuesday - staff were asked to wear something red on top every Tuesday (shirt, blouse, hat, sweater). If they did, they paid $1.00 and received a United Way Sticker. If they forgot to wear red, they had to pay $2.00.
- The Loonie Bin - the bin was available throughout the month of November. According to the poster, "When you feel the spirit move you, and you wish to help a friend, toss a Loonie in our bucket, start a whole new giving trend"
According to Lori, the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business will exceed their financial goal of $1,000 and has also become a little richer with fun and laughter throughout the campaign!