October 2, 2023

President Hurley on UMW’s CVC 2012

By now, most faculty and staff are aware that UMW has started its Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign for 2012. Hopefully you were able to stop by and visit with some of the non-profits that were in the Red Room immediately following the employee luncheon on Tuesday, October 16. One of the non-profits on hand that day was the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Coincidentally, an article appeared in The Free-Lance Star that same morning, with the headline “Area food pantries trying to meet growing demand”. Here is an excerpt from that article:

“So far this year, 20,000 people in the area received services through the food bank partner agencies and programs each month, Oliver said.

That is 5,000 more individuals than last year. The food bank distributed nearly 3.6 million pounds of food so far in 2012.”

Consider this, from the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank’s web site:  “For every $10 donated, we are able to provide 30 meals to hungry children and families.”  While we are all aware of the tough economy and the increasing costs of daily living, some of us have definitely been hit harder than others.  That is why I’m asking you to please consider participating in CVC this year.  The Fredericksburg Area Food Bank is just one example of the over 1200 non-profits listed in the CVC 2012 Directory.  Be sure to look at the directory, either on the CVC web site or by requesting a paper copy from one of the UMW CVC Ambassadors.  And remember, if you have recently participated in a fund raising event or have already given to a listed non-profit (any time between March 1 and December 30, 2012), you qualify as a CVC participant.  Please contact Lori Izykowski at lizykows@umw.edu with any questions related to this year’s campaign.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.