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Messages from the Executive Vice President

September 30, 2009

CSEC Campaign

The Connecticut State Employee Campaign for Charitable Giving (CSEC) is poised to get underway. During last year’s campaign, the generosity of UConn Health Center employees again secured the #1 spot for the most funds raised by a state agency ($179,875.00). This is an awesome achievement!

I believe that activities like the CSEC Campaign provide an opportunity for us to come together as a community in support of a common cause, particularly at a time when so many people are facing hardship. I heartily support this effort and encourage your participation. Please consider making a donation.

Diane Reynolds, Human Resources, will serve as our Campaign Coordinator and will notify the Health Center community about events promoting the Campaign. Each department has identified a contact person who will distribute information and pledge cards.

The 2009 campaign kickoff will take place Thursday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Food Court. Representatives from the Connecticut Food Bank, Give 2 the Troops, Earth Share of New England, Mercy Ships and others will be present. Participating vendors will contribute 20 percent of their sales to the CSEC.

I look forward to seeing you at this event and I thank you in advance for your generosity.

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine