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Campaign History

A. Scott Weber, Campaign 2012 Chair

Scott Weber, 2012 Campaign Chair welcomes guests at the Campaign Kickoff at the CFA.

Begun in 1976 as the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA), the UB Employees Campaign for the Community provides the means for all employees and retirees of the university to make a meaningful contribution to charitable organizations worldwide in a safe and easy way.

Campaign Facts

  • UB’s is the largest campaign in NYS, raising more than $815,000 annually
  • UB’s SEFA Campaign began in 1976
  • Since the campaign started at UB, employees have donated more than $17 million to charitable organizations
  • In the last ten years UB has raised more than $8.7 million
  • Each year, about 200 liaisons volunteer to work on the campaign
  • Employees can designate their gifts to more than 2,100 community organizations around the world
  • In 2010 the Campaign went online, saving 120,000 pieces of paper in the process and $4,000 in printing costs
  • The university consistently ranks in the top 5 of giving campaigns across the country

Past Campaign Chairs & Totals Raised

2011 Chair Dennis Dennis R. Black, Vice President for University Life and Services Total $815,148

2010 Chair Scott Nostaja, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Total $828,380

2009 Chair Scott Nostaja, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Total $916,338

2008 Chair David Dunn, Vice President Health Sciences Total $877,320

2007 Chair Marsha Henderson, Vice President External Affairs Total $882,666

2006 Chair Michael E. Ryan, Undergraduate Education Total $916,988

2005 Chair Reggie Witherspoon, Athletics Total $925,770

2004 Chair John Thomas, School of Management Total $883,656

2003 Chair Mark H. Karwan, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Total $847,492

2002 Chair Mecca Cranley Total $843,820

2001 Chair Mary Gresham, Dean, Graduate School of Education Total $802,870

2000 Chair Lawrence Shulman, Dean, School of Social Work Total $757,060

1999 Chair R. Nils Olsen, Dean, Law School $719,448

1998 Chair Dennis Black, Vice President, University Life and Services Total $690,359

1997 Chair Barry Eckert, Dean, School of Health Related Professions Total $656,643

1996 Chair Nelson Townsend Total $650,689