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Thirty-nine members of the MIT community who made donations to the annual United Way campaign were winners in a prize drawing held February 14 at a thank-you party for chief solicitors. Everyone who contributed was automatically entered in the raffle. Sixteen door prizes were also handed out.
The Institute has raised $292,856 for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, or 98 percent of its $300,000 goal. The Office of Special Community Services has recorded 1,165 donors, including 66 Leadership Givers who contributed at least $1,000 apiece. The campaign began on October 23, 1996 and officially ended on December 31, though late contributions are still being accepted through Friday.
Raffle winners and prizes follow:
Rolanda L. Dudley-Cowans, Division of Toxicology, and Richard A. Finn, Physical Plant--Each won an overnight stay for two at the Cambridge Center Marriott Hotel.
Professor Thomas Kochan, Sloan School, and Institute Professor David Baltimore--Each won an overnight stay for two at the Inn at Harvard.
Eileen Ng, mechanical engineering--Two tickets to the Regattabar at the Charles Hotel.
Judith Leonard, Medical Department--Brunch for two at the Sheraton Commander Hotel.
Maureen Ahern, Purchasing Office, and Professor John Negele, physics--two Premium Club tickets apiece to the Boston Celtics game on April 20.
Dr. Eric Chivian, Medical Department--Two tickets to a performance of Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse.
Jenifer Evans, Lincoln Laboratory--Two tickets to a performance of Carmen at the Boston Ballet.
Patricia Marcus, earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences (EAPS); Douglas Reynolds, Lincoln Laboratory, and Ramachandra Rao Dasari, Spectroscopy Laboratory--Two tickets apiece to a performance of the Boston Classical Orchestra on April 25.
Sandra Knight, Technology Review--two tickets to the Boston Classical Orchestra on April 27.
Professor Ellen T. Harris, music and theater arts--Two tickets to the Handel and Haydn Society on March 23 (Easter Oratorios).
Professor Paul Schimmel, biology--Two tickets to a performance of the Handel & Haydn Society on May 4 (Schubert/Brahms anniversary).
Professor Emeritus Robert Alberty, chemistry--Two 10-day passes to the 1997 Topsfield Fair.
Hillary DeBaun, Student Services reengineering; Professor Gordon Kaufman, Sloan School; Lee Ann Latham Day, School of Architecture and Planning; Harry Finkle, Lincoln Laboratory; Sharon Flanagan, Physical Plant; Mark Schattenburg, Center for Space Research, and Julie Norris, Office of Sponsored Programs--four New England Aquarium passes apiece.
Rachel Kimboko, urban studies and planning--four Plimoth Plantation passes.
Susan Guralnik, electrical engineering and computer science--four Water Country passes.
Professor Bernard Frieden, School of Architecture and Planning; Professor Deborah Fitzgerald, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and Guillermo Alvarez, Laboratory for Nuclear Science--two round-trip tickets on the M/V Island Queen to Martha's Vineyard during the 1997 season.
Brian Corey, Haystack Observatory--two tickets to Stephen Sondheim's Company at the Huntington Theatre.
Julie Knight, Physical Plant--two Museum of Science exhibit hall passes.
Suzanne Adams, Safety Office, and Professor Ole S. Madsen, civil and environmental engineering--two passes apiece to the Mark Twain House in Hartford.
Marilyn Finlay, Alumni/ae Association--One South Entertainment Book.
Senior Vice President William Dickson and Deirdre Dow-Chase, Center for Advanced Educational Services--One Ski Card International discount book apiece.
Professor Lee Grodzins, physics--Dinner for two at the Bisuteki Steak House at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Cambridge.
Maureen Rezendes, Medical Department, and Elizabeth A. Thomson, News Office--One $100 American Express gift cheque apiece.
Door prize winners were:
Sonya Foster, Planning Office--autographed picture of Boston Celtic Greg Minor.
Kelly Smith, Alumni/ae Association--autographed picture of Boston Celtic Todd Day.
Bea Frain, Planning Office--Boston Garden "Last Hurrah" hockey puck autographed by Bruins defenseman Troy Mallette.
Mary Mullowney, Ocean Engineering--Hyatt Regency plush bathrobe.
Deborah Bell, Sloan School--three New England Aquarium passes.
Heidi Demers, Laboratory for Nuclear Science; Thomas Cosgrove, Lincoln Fiscal Office; Judith Stein, STS; Deborah Sylvia, Credit Union; Susan Grieve, EAPS; Mary Westlund, Center for Advanced Educational Services; Mary Amato, Purchasing Office; Bruce Brown, Division of Comparative Medicine; Beverly Walker, mechanical engineering; Aileen Greene, HST, and Drew Sexton, Plasma Fusion Center--two New England Aquarium passes each.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 5, 1997.