More than 6,600 UBC employees emeritii and retirees will be asked to join UBC students, staff and faculty in the campaign that supports a broad spectrum of the Lower Mainland's charitable organizations.
Last year's UBC campaign raised $274,000 towards a United Way 1995 total of $20.8 million.
The United Way supports health care and rehabilitation services, crisis and emergency services, care for seniors, community services, and provides assistance to families and individuals through its 99 affiliated charitable agencies.
The United Way also processes donations for more than 1,000 registered Canadian charities when a donation is designated by a United Way donor. This service is performed at no cost to the receiving charity and is a means through which the United Way promotes philanthropy in Canadian society.