Gifts and pledges will be accepted by the Community Giving campaign through the end of January even though the official end of the campaign was December 30. All donators will be eligible to win prizes in the end-of-campaign raffle.
As of January 24, campaign gifts stood at $336,646 received from 1,156 donors, including 91 Leadership Gifts of $1,000 or more. The campaign has collected 99 percent of its $340,000 goal.
Prizes donated by local merchants to be awarded in the mid-February raffle include overnight stays for two at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, the Boston Marriott and the Residence Inn, all in Cambridge; a kids' pool party at the Holiday Inn in Somerville; tickets to Water Country, the Museum of Science, the Children's Museum, the New England Aquarium and the New England Sports Museum; and a limited-edition Boston Celtics poster. Tickets to the following performances will also be raffled: Mary Stuart at the Huntington Theater, a Boston Classical Orchestra concert, Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse, the Boston Ballet's Cleopatra and a jazz show at Scullers Jazz Club.
For questions about the campaign, see the Community Giving web site, or contact campaign manager Elizabeth Mulcahy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Annemarie Cameron at email@example.com in the Office of Special Community Services (x3-7914).
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 26, 2000.