Luck made Penn employee Ilene Rosenstein last years grand prize winner for participating in the Penns Way 2002 campaign.
But to get lucky, she shared her personal luck with people in need, by filling out her Penns Way envelope.
And thats all youll have to dofill out your envelopeto be eligible for the weekly and grand prize drawings in the 2003 Penns Way campaign, which kicks off Nov. 6 and runs to Dec. 31, said the campaigns deputy coordinator, Anthony Whittington, who is director of administration and finance in the Division of Public Safety. This years grand prize, like last years, is an Apple iBook.
Nearly a year after Rosenstein brought her iBook home, her family is still vying to use it. Her children, Matthew, 13, and Jenny, 9, use Macs at school, so they prefer the iBook to the family PC. I have to fight for it, said Rosenstein, director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), where students go to get help with emotional, academic or career concerns. Theres four of us and all of us use computers, so it was very helpful.
The chance to win wasnt Rosensteins only motive for participating in Penns Way. Heres an opportunity for our [Penn] community to give back to the community, she said. Plus, she likes how Penns Way is run. You can pick things [charitable groups] that are important to you. Its a very convenient way of giving.
Even if you prefer another approach to giving, you can still participate, just by filling out your envelope, Whittington said. What you giveor dont giveremains confidential. Your boss cant see whats inside.
To further preserve confidentiality if you opt for payroll deductions, the envelope requires only the last four digits of your social security number.
This years Penns Way goal is $435,000, an increase of $11,000 over last years successful campaign goal. This years campaign motto is NowMore than ever.
So share your luck with the whole community, and participate.
For this years prizes, look in the Almanac or go to www.upenn.edu/pennsway once the campaign begins.
Originally published on October 31, 2002