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Gift basket drawing raises $10,000 for Utah Food Bank

L-R: "Life is what you bake it!" basket from UIT Leadership, and "Sports Day/Night" basket from University Campus Computer Support.

L-R: "Life is what you bake it!" basket from UIT Leadership, and "Sports Day/Night" basket from University Campus Computer Support.

By Jesse Drake

The following UIT employees received coveted gift baskets during an opportunity drawing on December 12, 2019.

  • Eric Jensen, Communications Infrastructure — "BYU" basket
  • Samantha Lankford, Communications Infrastructure — "Fun for the kiddies" basket
  • Tina Nguyen, Information Security Office — "Chill out" (winter-themed) basket
  • Teri Pearson, Communications Infrastructure — "I get around" (auto-themed) and "Relaxation and spa" baskets

But the real beneficiaries were the people served by the Utah Food Bank, which received more than $10,000 from ticket proceeds.

"We'd like to thank all of the creative people who put these baskets together, who donated their money and time, and everyone who purchased tickets," said Donna West, member of the ITS Employee Recognition Committee that organized the event. "You really did make a difference."

The estimated cost of making the baskets was more than $6,000.

Eighteen university organizations and departments donated gift baskets to the fundraiser. They included University Information TechnologyInformation Technology Services, Enterprise Data Warehouse, and University Medical Billing, which are located at 102 Tower, the downtown location for several U organizations.

UIT donated two baskets — a "Life is what you bake it!" basket from UIT Leadership, and a "Sports Day/Night" from University Campus Computer Support.

Below are photos of the drawing.


Last Updated: 12/18/19