Along with the calendar year, the 2012 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign at the University of Virginia is drawing to a close. To date, more than $650,000 has been donated in support of area charities. Last year, $982,000 was contributed.
“We recognize that the campaign is significantly off the pace set by last year’s record-breaking total,” said Jim Fitzgerald, associate director in U.Va.’s Community Relations Office and the campaign chair. “But there’s still time.”
The CVC at U.Va. officially runs through Dec. 14. Donations can be made with pledge cards after this date, with every effort made to have them processed by year’s end, he said. Employees may also give online.
Employees may designate gifts to their favorite charities. Undesignated gifts are spread among participating charities, said Fitzgerald, who emphasized that all designated gifts go directly to the charities themselves, with nothing deducted for the CVC’s administrative costs.
“The CVC is about a lot more than the numbers,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s about providing substantial, sustained support for charities that serve members of our community. Gifts, regardless of the size, when coupled with gifts from others across the University, can have a significant impact in improving conditions within our community.”
For information about the CVC or to give online, click here.