CCI sets goal to raise $9300 for United Way Campaign

Florida State University’s College of Communication & Information is dedicated to reach its fundraising goal for the University’s annual United Way of the Big Bend Campaign, and faculty, staff and students can all play a role.  Every year, the College donates thousands of dollars to the United Way. The United Way of the Big Bend is dedicated to improving the lives of local people through human service programs. This year, CCI’s goal is to raise $9,300 by direct giving, payroll deductions, fundraiser events, and a new effort, the “Spare Change” collection at each school or office in the college.

“The office or school with the most contributors will be this year’s champion. […]” Says Ercelle Fishburn, assistant to the dean and chairperson of United Way fundraising. “The following year, if another office wins the competition, they may house the trophy bookends in their office.”

In addition to payroll deduction and the spare change collection, CCI will host a Chili Cook-Off in mid November. For a small fee all participates are invited to enjoy a meal, which includes a choice of Chili, a drink and a dessert. All the money collected will be donated to the United Way.  In past years, goals have ranged from $9,000 to $10,000.

“The United Way is a great organization to support and has helped several families over the years. Last year ReadingPals was a success and several kids excelled because of the volunteers for this program. Thank you in advance for your support.” Says Shonda Sampson.

Good luck to all perspective CCI United Way Champions.

For more information and more importantly, to contribute, contact Ercelle Fishburn (