Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Begins Oct. 16

Oct. 13, 2006 -- University of Virginia employees can support their favorite charities by participating in the 2006 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC). Administered by U.Va.’s Community Relations Office, the CVC is a workplace-giving program that allows state employees to designate a financial gift to any of 1,400 participating charities. Types of charities include health and human services, animal welfare, environmental conservation and medical research.

This year’s campaign theme, “Giving Hope,” focuses attention on those who benefit from the generosity of state employees. The 2006 CVC kicks off at U.Va. on Oct. 16. 

New this year, University employees can use their computing ID and NetBadge password to donate online through payroll deduction at It’s a fast, easy and secure way for University employees to support the causes that matter most to them. 

Larry Sabato, University professor and director of the Center for Politics, is U.Va.’s 2006 CVC Honorary Chair. A video message from him will be available soon on the CVC Web site.

U.Va. employees have a long tradition of leading the state in this workplace-giving program.  Last year, employees donated $694,647 to approximately 400 charities, the bulk of which are in our local area. By returning their red envelopes, U.Va. employees can continue this tradition and give hope to those who need it most.

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