January 3, 2011

Auction gives boost to Homewood United Way Campaign

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Godwin

The residents of Mason Hal l— home of Undergraduate Admissions — teamed up with their colleagues in Parking and in Grounds to raise awareness of the Homewood campaign for the United Way. Event organizers Lillian Donovan, Sarah Godwin and Paul Jacobus cajoled co-workers to donate items for an in-house silent auction, among them upgraded parking, a handmade holiday wreath and a private two-hour professional ice-skating lesson. The event was deemed a tremendous success, with 100 percent office participation (through donations or bidding) and more than $1,600 raised for the campaign. The auction was held Dec. 6 to 10 with the results announced at a celebration lunch on Dec. 16.