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Fundraisers

Spring Boutique Sale

Wednesday, April 9 from 10:00 – 2:00 in the Capen Lobby, ground floor

Come browse, shop, and splurge on jewelry, vases, Tupperware, home décor, and treats for Easter, Mother’s Day, birthdays, graduations, etc. Vendors include BeJeweled, Campus Dining and Shops, Global Villages, Small Indulgences, Tupperware, Vaseplace.

For more information contact Nancy Schimenti at nfs3@buffalo.edu.

Campaign Awards 2014

Read about the campaign Celebration and award winners on The Reporter here.

  • Faces of the Campaign recognize the three UB employees who unselfishly shared their personal stories of how the campaign has helped them. Their stories were used in marketing materials promoting the campaign. Recipients are Jerry Linder, Human Resources; Gina Bellavia, School of Nursing; and Chris Salem, School of Management.
  • Topping the Charts notes the achievements of units that met or exceeded their annual goals. There are seven winning units this year, led by the School of Nursing, which exceeded its goal by at least 16 percent. The Office of the President, University Life and Services, School of Management, School of Social Work, Office of the Provost and University Libraries also were honored for exceeding their goals.
  • Bennett Cup. Established in 2000 in honor of former United Way President Bob Bennett, chancellor emeritus of the state Board of Regents, this award is considered the MVP award of the campaign. Bennett was on hand to give out this year’s award to the School of Nursing, which raised more than $13,000.
  • Chair’s Cup. Awarded each year at the discretion of the campaign chair, this award recognizes a unit whose performance shows a commitment to the campaign, as well as significant success. The Office of the Provost received the 2013 Chair’s Cup for exceeding its unit goal of $71,000.
  • Volunteer of the Year. Catherine Brown, human resources director for Campus Dining and Shops, received the award for helping to organize a new fundraising committee within Student Affairs.
  • Unsung Hero. Joan Thompson, secretary in State Accounting Services, received the award for the important work she does behind the scenes to help the campaign. This includes processing campaign forms as they come in to Financial Services.
  • William R. Greiner Award. Denise Wolfe of University Libraries was honored for her efforts toward ensuring the campaign’s success.
  • Outstanding Service Recognition. Rema Hanash, director of resource development with the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, and University Print Services are this year’s honorees.

Campaign Prizes

Each week during the fall 2013 Campaign a winner(s) will be selected for special prizes from various units at UB. Prizes will be awarded every Thursday and all employees who make a donation by 11:59pm on Wednesday will be eligible for the drawing.

Prize Winners

October 31

  • One special parking space for the spring 2014 semester, to be awarded to one employees. Compliments of University Life and Services.

The winner of the parking space is Patricia Wilson in the Division of Athletics.

  • Two tickets for the Sanjay Gupta Distinguished Speaker Series Event and two reception passes on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Compliments of the Office of Special Events.

The winner of the passes and tickets is Thomas Nochajski in the School of Social Work.

November 7

  • Two $15 gift certificates to Curley’s Grill & Banquet Center, to be awarded to two employees. Compliments of the Office of the Associate Vice President for Information Technology.

The winners of the gift certificates are Christine H. Gleason in Physics and Frank Tierney in Campus Living.

  • Two guest passes for the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens. Compliments of the Office of the Associate Vice President for Information Technology.

The winner of the guest passes is Gregory J. Howland in CIT.

November 14

  • Four Darwin Martin House coffee mugs, a photo of architecturally significant buildings in Buffalo, and two Darwin Martin House tour tickets. ($115.00 value). Compliments of the School of Architecture and Planning.

The winner of the Darwin Martin and architecture gifts is Dr. Gersh Berim in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Two tickets for the Sanjay Gupta Distinguished Speaker Series Event on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Compliments of the School of Management.

The winner of the Sanjay Gupta tickets is Kristin M. Gniazdowski in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

November 21

  • A 50-minute massage gift certificate from Sandra C. Aldridge, LMT. Compliments of the School of Social Work

The winner of the massage is Kerry Ring in Theatre and Dance.

  • HP ENVY 120 Color Printer. Compliments of UB Financial Services.

The winner of the printer is James Rosso in School of Medicine Admissions.

December 5

  • A set of 4 tickets for the Distinguished Speaker Series Special Event with David Blaine on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Compliments of the Office of Special Events.

The winner of the David Blaine tickets is Judith Paradzai of Campus Dining and Shops.

  • Six men's basketball tickets to the game on Saturday, January 11 with food at the game. Compliments of the Office of the President.

The winner of the men's basketball tickets is Jeffrey Kujawa of the Center for Urban Studies.

Weekly Prizes

December 12

  • One special parking space for the spring 2014 semester, to be awarded to one employee. Compliments of University Life and Services.

The winner of the parking space is Dr. Christine Duggleby of Anthropology.

  • SaveAround Coupon Books - savings on food, recreation and entertainment in the WNY area (3 winners). Compliments of the School of Nursing.

The winners of the three SaveAround Coupon Books are:

Stephen G. Comings of Enterprise Infastructure Services

Pamela L. Garvey of the Center for the Arts

James D. Houseknecht of Animal Facilities

  • A $50 Tim Horton’s Gift Certificate. Compliments of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The winner of the Tim Horton's gift certificate is Dr. Pao Lo Liu of Electrical Engineering

The campaign staff will be in touch with all winners to claim their prizes.

Grand Prize

November 20

  • This year's campaign grand prize is 16 tickets (8 employees and their guests) plus parking to the UB Bulls football game vs. Bowling Green on November 29, 2013 at Ralph Wilson Stadium. This prize will be awarded to the unit that has the highest percentage increase of donors from last year's campaign to this year's campaign through November 20, 2013.

The winner of the grand prize is the Graduate School of Education.