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Food and fun figure in fundraisers for Cornell United Way campaign

Chili Cook-off and Dessert Bake-off Nov. 29

The next United Way fundraiser on campus will be Facilities and Campus Services’ (FCS) Chili Cook-off and Dessert Bake-off, Nov. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Humphreys Service Building Atrium, when staff from FCS compete for the championship. The Cornell community is welcome: The cost is $5 for chili tastings and $5 for dessert tastings. Proceeds will support the Cornell United Way campaign.

Women’s Hockey Nov. 30

Pack the rink and show support for Cornell women’s ice hockey as they face off against St. Lawrence University Nov. 30, at 6 p.m., Lynah Rink to benefit the United Way. Thanks to the William Henry Miller Inn, a dollar will be donated to the United Way of Tompkins County for every fan in attendance.

On the way in, stop at the United Way information table to spin the wheel to win fun prizes and buy a limited-edition t-shirt.

Can’t make the game? Consider giving a gift today.

Winterfest Dec. 7

A new Winterfest will be held Dec. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the Willard Straight Memorial Room. Details to follow, but expect food, entertainment, music and a great way to end a Friday afternoon. All are welcome; proceeds will go toward the Cornell United Way campaign.

Campaign progress

As of Nov. 13, Cornell community members have raised $292,322 in gifts and pledges for the Cornell United Way campaign, reaching 39 percent of this year’s goal.

The Cornell community continues to be the single largest contributor to the United Way of Tompkins County Community Campaign, contributing almost 40 percent of total gifts each year. Thousands of Cornell staff and faculty members use United Way-related services every year, ranging from day care for infants to helping senior citizens.

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