Thursday, November 8, 2012

Free Food, Music, and Prizes Highlight Festivities

Ben Thompson

What could be better than a free candy buffet, a chance to win an iPad...and a photo-op with the University of New Hampshire’s founding benefactor, Benjamin Thompson?

Next Wednesday, November 14, students, staff, and faculty are invited to stop by the MUB Granite State Room any time between 12:30 and 3 p.m. to take part in the University’s first-ever campuswide celebration of philanthropy, A Thousand Thanks. In honor of National Philanthropy Day and this month of thanksgiving, members of the UNH community will be gathering to learn the importance of giving back and express their appreciation to our generous donors who support our students and programs every day. Our goal is to send out 1,000 “thank yous” to the alumni and friends who support UNH and to raise awareness about the impact of philanthropy here.

By writing thank you notes and playing various fun games you will have the chance to win a wifi-enabled iPad2 as well as generous gift certificates being given away by the University Advancement offices of Donor Relations and Annual Giving. There will be free pizza and sweets, live music—and a life-sized Benjamin Thompson standee to take your picture with. Don’t let your celebrity photo collection go without a shot of you and the original UNH philanthropist any longer!

Come over any time between 12:30 and 3 to join in the fun. No RSVP necessary.

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UNH Today