Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2001
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Following the trails of cells: NIH awards $38 million for research
Medical Center submits corrective action plan
Neonatologist named 2001 Distinguished Alumna

Terrorist attacks generate employee stress

Resolved to unity
Credit Union branch temporarily moving
Tracking down Lewis and Clark artifacts
Jefferson lectures look toward bicentennial
U.Va. one of top 10 most wired
Hot Links -- Alumni Association crisis site
Delegates get capital tour on building needs
Museum shows folks folk art
Volunteers roll up their sleeves and open their hearts to help others
CVC: another way to help
Ann Majewski
A group of employees from the Medical Center’s facilities services department helped revitalize Maplewood Cemetery, and Leonard W. Sandridge, U.Va. executive vice president and chief operations officer, lent a hand. From left to right: Gloria Smith, administrative assistant; Leonard Sandridge; Wendell Dodd, facilities coordinator; Maryann Thompson, safety manager; John Allen, carpenter; Jane Erwine, operations improvement; Dennis Terribile, operations improvement.

U.Va. employees who want to give financial support to relief efforts in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will soon have a direct means through the University’s annual participation in the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.

Getting Squeaky clean –
s
Rebecca Arrington
Al Delledera, systems administrator at the U.Va. Bookstore, gives one of the puppies at the SPCA a bath. Delledera, a dog lover and pet owner, chose to be a Day of Caring volunteer at the kennel because he felt he could contribute the most there, he said. For his efforts, an SPCA staffer let him name this puppy. Shampooed and towel-dried, Squeaky is ready for adoption.

Authorized by the governor, the CVC is an annual charity drive for state employees. The Sept. 19 Lawrence E. Richardson Day of Caring, sponsored by United Way, had 195 U.Va. employees volunteers. Each fall, state employees receive a pledge card and a directory listing participating charities. Employees can elect to give by payroll deduction, credit card, check, cash or stock to more than 900 charities, including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and United Way, which are actively supporting relief efforts.

United Way branches all over America, New York Community Trust and the Council on Foundations also created the Sept. 11 Fund as a single, national fund-raising effort.

Employees can direct donations to up to four charities; 100 percent of the designated contributions go to the charities that employees choose. As donations are turned in, they will be processed immediately and distributed to the relief efforts. For donors who elect to give through payroll deduction, their gifts will be processed in January, as usual.

“With a theme this year of ‘Opening Our Hearts to Help Others,’ the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign provides a very real way to give hope,” said CVC chair Ida Lee Wootten, U.Va.’s interim Community Relations Director. She noted that U.Va. employees will receive their pledge cards in late October or early November.

 

Matt Kelly
Tim Spencer, a 14-year veteran of Facilities Management's Landscape division, pulls out some poison ivy from a fence at Maplewood Cemetery.


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