By responding to the request for giving in the annual Campus Charitable Fund Drive, the UI community has provided help to the people next door and given hope to people around the world for 66 years. In 1994, the $680,000 donated was distributed to 12 agencies, with local services supported through United Way of Champaign County receiving about one-fifth of its annual donations from UI employees. Sixteen agencies have become eligible to participate in this year's fund drive, expanding the opportunities for giving. More than 300 faculty and staff members participate by serving as fund- drive volunteers. Their efforts in distributing information, answering questions and collecting donations make the campaign possible. In order to recognize their contribution to the charitable fund drive, their names are listed on page four of this insert. "While I've been chair of the Campus Charitable Fund Drive I've learned that the CCFD at the UI is unique among Big Ten universities for two reasons: The campaign is conducted solely by campus volunteers - the CCFD volunteers are all wonderful people and their participation is essential to the success of the campaign; and it is a combined fund drive with a very large selection of service organizations and individual charities from which to choose, while still providing a way to demonstrate support of our local community." said Mike McCulley, professor of architecture. "This year we hope to encourage an even higher percentage of employees to participate in that support." Those donors who are designated as Fair Share Givers, Pacesetters and Leaders are an important ingredient to the success of the campaign. They, too, are listed. What your gift can do ---------------------- Every gift to the Campus Charitable Fund Drive counts. Your participation and caring make possible: * Emergency shelter, counseling, day care, and medical and social services for thousands of local residents. * Programs for people with Down's Syndrome, autism and other developmental challenges. * Addressing issues that affect the lives of the citizens of Illinois such as health care, environmental needs, economic justice and hunger. * Athletic competition to help build greater confidence, self-esteem and courage in Illinois citizens with mental retardation. * Research leading to cures and prevention of many devastating illnesses, education for those with chronic illnesses, and services for patients and their families. * Assistance in many areas - economic, social, educational - made available to women and children who need it. * Disaster relief, emergency aid to refugees, medical care for the world's poor and humanitarian help for victims of war. * A continued commitment to the nation's veterans through support programs for housing, food and employment. * Improvement of the quality of life and provision of educational and career opportunities for African-American youth in Illinois and the nation. * Protection of the world's endangered wildlife, natural resources, and wilderness areas through conservation and education programs. * Literacy programs, support groups and assistance for the disabled. * Protection of Illinois rivers, conservation of natural areas, prevention of pollution and expansion of public open space. Participating agencies in this year's fund drive ------------------------------------------------- American Cancer Society America's Charities Black United Fund of Illinois Combined Health Appeal of Illinois Earth Share Environmental Fund of Illinois Illinois Special Olympics Illinois Women's Funding Federation Independent Charities of America International Service Agencies Little City Foundation Local Independent Charities Public Interest Fund of Illinois United Negro College Fund United Way of Champaign County Veterans Protective League Descriptions of each agency's programs are in the fund drive brochure.