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I'm wondering if the comma placed after event is being used appropriately or if it should be replaced with a semicolon. This is part of a resume so I am trying to keep this information to one sentence.

Assisted with preparations for the 40th anniversary fundraising event, including cataloging auction items and assisting with planning the 40th anniversary luncheon

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It's correct. Do not use a semicolon. (semicolon is one word; hyphenate it if you like.) – Kris Dec 19 '12 at 6:57
You can't use a semicolon. The clause beginning with "including' can't stand on its own. – David Schwartz Dec 19 '12 at 8:09
In its current form, this question is too localised to be of use to anybody else and is probably also off-topic as it's essentially a proof-reading question. Marking it as such. – coleopterist Dec 23 '12 at 6:52

I recommend re-wording this item in your resume. How about the following?

"Assisted with preparations for the 40th anniversary fundraising event by cataloging items and by helping to plan the luncheon."

(the repeated "40th anniversary" in your entry is not necessary, is it?)

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