Category Archive: Campaign Updates

Dec 16

Field House drawing winners, and more numbers

The drawing was held Friday afternoon for the two family memberships to the Alumni Field House. The winners were Patricia Trimingham, a manager for Talent Acquisition and Analytics in Human Resources, and Dr. David Konkel, science writer & editor in the Institute for Translational Science. We hope they’ll use the memberships in good health; congratulations …

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Dec 06

Bottom of the ninth inning and Tiny Tim’s up to bat…

It’s the last weekday of the 2013 campaign. We are just about at $450,000, $50K from our goal. Today will need to be a remarkably good day if we hope to hit the half-million-dollar target. Our participation has been great. There are a ton of 100% areas, and they deserve to be highlighted.  To everyone that has so …

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Dec 04

Long way to go and a short time to get there

The end is in sight. The campaign wraps up on Dec. 7, and we’re just about $75,000 short of our goal. True, the last days usually see some pretty strong participation; people are busy and most of us are deadline driven. Yes, we have a great track record of meeting our goal, and Dean Watson has been working as hard …

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Dec 02

We hear it works with horseshoes

SECC2013-banner-final-upsidedown

Drew you in with the upside down banner? Here’s the logic: We all know this year’s theme is “Lucky 13.” The dollars have been SLOW in coming this first day of the last week of the campaign, a little like Karo syrup on a cold morning, headed for a pecan pie (that many of us …

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Nov 29

Marking another milestone

We passed the $400k mark earlier today. We are on the home stretch toward our half-million-dollar goal. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. If Black Friday is your thing, happy hunting. If you are one of the many working today, at UTMB or elsewhere, thank you for being there for the rest of us. …

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Nov 22

Three cheers for our 100% areas

I’ve always been impressed by 100%. Our department has a relatively small  (about 20) group of pretty positive, engaged and socially conscious people, and I can’t remember any time in recent history we’ve risen very much above 70%. Even with the best intentions, people are out, schedules get crossed, competing needs or priorities take precedent. Glitches happen. So when I …

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Nov 19

UTMB: Congrats on breaking the $300K barrier!

Today at lunchtime we hit another significant SECC milestone: we pushed beyond the $300,000 mark. As I write this, we are at $303,627 from 1,523 great employees (and at least one retiree). Thank you to those that have already supported us. If you missed it, Dean Watson sent a message to campus about the campaign earlier today.  Where …

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Nov 15

Cue the confetti: We’re past the halfway mark

Health System Flash report

It’s Nov. 15, the campaign’s midway point in time, and we are just past the halfway mark toward our goal of $500,000. There’s some nice ying-yang to that, good balance. We had a nice boost from the Health System. EVP & CEO Donna Sollenberger sent out a great message to her troops. In it she mentions Typhoon Haiyan and the …

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Nov 13

And the winners are…

Pleasure Pier Gift Card

We always like to do an “early bird” drawing to encourage participation and get a great start on the campaign. This year was no exception. We had five gift cards worth $50 each, to the Galveston Island Pleasure Pier (or any other Landry’s property). We used a random number tool to choose names from the 1042 employees who …

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Nov 12

Credit where it’s due

What does it take to get an area collectively engaged in the charitable campaign? Often it takes an individual or small group, getting committed and personally involved, actually asking their colleagues ”Will you consider supporting this because it’s important; through it we can do great things?” We’re all bombarded constantly with messages and communication. How does …

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