Then: The Community Chest and its offshoot Campus Chest, for many years, constituted a main conduit through which students and other members of the campus community could generate funds to support local causes. The Campus Chest even did a "Sacrifice a Meal" promotion similar to the current "Miss a Meal" fundraiser. This photo from the 1961 Ontarian shows a student playing a dart game to help raise funds for the Campus Chest. The Community Chest fundraising efforts eventually evolved into the effort now known as the United Way.
Now: The State Employees Federated Appeal/United Way appeal is a major way the campus community supports charities impacting the region, with fundraisers such as Baskets of Caring. Here junior human development major Janelle Stepien casts her vote for a chance to win one of the 21 gift baskets assembled by faculty, staff and students in a fundraiser that generated $2,336. A pair of yoga sessions this Friday and next, and the annual Holiday Skate with the Lakers, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, are the next in a series of campus United Way fundraisers. For more information, visit the college's SEFA/United Way site. (Photo by Jim Russell)