October 9, 2008 — University of Virginia employees can again support their favorite charities by participating in the 2008 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. 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 nearly 1,400 participating charities. Types of charities include health and human services, animal welfare, environmental conservation and medical research.
The campaign’s theme, “Giving Hope,” focuses attention on those who benefit from the generosity of state employees. The 2008 CVC kicks off at U.Va. on Oct. 13 and runs through Dec. 12.
University employees can use their computing ID and NetBadge password to donate online at www.virginia.edu/cvc. Employees may choose to set up deductions from each paycheck or, new this year, choose to make a one-time contribution through payroll deduction. It’s a fast, easy and secure way for University employees to support the causes that matter most to them. And, when an employee designates their gift to their favorite charity, 100 percent of their gift goes directly to that charity with no overhead or administrative costs.
Jim Fitzgerald, chairman of the 2008 CVC at U.Va., said, “There is a lot of need in our community — and our country. Now more than ever, University of Virginia employees have the chance to help others in need. If we all give what we’re able, it’s incredible what we can accomplish.”
U.Va. employees have a long tradition of leading the state in this workplace-giving program. Last year, 3,800 employees donated a record $888,888 to approximately 400 charities, the bulk of which are in our local area. By returning their red envelopes or pledging online, U.Va. employees can continue this tradition and “Give Hope” to those who need it most.
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