United Way Campaign Bounces Into Record Book Engineering Dean Don Giddens had been concerned by the prospect of changing from Hopkins' long-standing tradition of a semester-long United Way campaign to an October blitz. But he had nothing to worry about. At the annual United Way "Thank You Breakfast" on Thursday, Giddens and United Way administrator Judy Peregoff reported the university's 1995 campaign exceeded its goal of $573,700 and was just $6,000 shy of $600,000, a university record. In congratulating Giddens, Eugene Sunshine, vice president for administration, told the audience that while he knew all the good things about the dean, he hadn't realized one bad thing about him. "You're a lousy basketball coach," Sunshine teased him. Giddens admitted that his squad of Engineering faculty, staff and students was terribly outgunned in their first-round route by the ROTC team in the first United Way basketball tournament. But he was pleased that the event, organized by Lynn O'Neil, Julia Nardi, Bill Harrington and Barbara Fisher, raised another $1,800 for the campaign. ROTC won the four-team event by beating the administration team, 43-39.
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