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Next month begins the 18th annual State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) United Way Bake-Off, and organizers invite faculty and staff members to consider baking a dessert to help raise money for the 2018-19 campaign.

Thanks to the bakers and tasters during last year's bake-off, the campaign was able to raise around $660. The list below provides days and times for when representatives of buildings on campus will participate. To enter, a baker would e-mail the contact person for their building's bake-off and let them know the name of the dessert they will submit.

Due to Department of Health rules and regulations, desserts need to be submitted in taste-size portions wrapped in plastic or in cupcake paper cups. Because of the nature of the contest, desserts requiring refrigeration will not be allowed. The bake-off contact person can let participants know when and where to drop off their dessert prior to the event. Prizes will celebrate the winner of each bake-off.

The campus community is invited to attend any or all three of the bake-offs to sample the various clever and tasty creations. Items are sold two for $1.

Bake-off times and buildings include:

Monday, Oct. 15: noon to 2 p.m. in the Marano Campus Center
Buildings participating: Building 20, King, Lee, Marano Campus Center, Mary Walker, Park, Rich, Sheldon, Shineman, Wilber
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Wednesday, Oct. 24, noon to 2 p.m. in the Mahar Hall Lobby
Buildings participating: Hewitt Union, Lanigan, Mahar, Penfield Library, Tyler
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Tuesday, Oct. 30, noon to 2p.m. in 211 Culkin Hall
Buildings participating: Building 12, Culkin, Laker, Pathfinder, Rice Creek
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The event is one of a series supporting the annual SEFA/United Way campaign, which gives state employees in their workplaces opportunities to support charities of their choice through a single pledge through payroll deduction, electronic donation or by check -- as well as via the various campus fundraisers.

For more information on the campaign, visit