ACU to celebrate United Way success with check presentation, sundaes


For immediate release
Oct. 8, 2001

Abilene Christian University will celebrate the success of the United Way employee campaign with ice cream and a check presentation this Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Living Room of the Campus Center.

Tim Johnston, ACU's employee campaign coordinator and director of admissions, will present an oversized check to Mary Cooksey, campaign director for United Way, and all ACU employees who contributed will enjoy sundaes and cokes, courtesy of ARAMARK.

Three hundred and thirty-seven employees donated more than $44,000 to help the United Way of Abilene, which exceeded ACU's goal of $42,000.

ACU, one of the city's largest employers, has participated for many years with United Way's campaign, Johnston said.

Johnston said ACU's goal of $42,000 was a generous one, but one he believed could be met.

"If we are going to live out our mission of Christian service and leadership, we should start in our own backyard," Johnston said. "We want to be a good neighbor."

About 300 businesses are contributing to the organization's goal of $2.2 million.

"I have seen Abilene really pull together, and I realized how generous and committed organizations in Abilene are to United Way," Johnston said. "It is fun to be part of that."

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