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Colorado Combined Campaign celebrates 25 years: Help CSU reach $2 million in cumulative giving

November 18, 2013

For 25 years, countless Coloradans and charitable organizations have benefited from the generosity of state employees who give through the Colorado Combined Campaign, the only charitable campaign that allows state employees to donate using automatic payroll deduction.

CSU Volleyball Head Coach Tom Hilbert is this year's honorary chair for the Colorado Combined Campaign effort at CSU.CSU joined the CCC in 2000 – and this year will likely surpass the $2 million mark in overall giving to the campaign since that time. The goal for this year’s campaign, which kicked off Nov. 1 and runs through the end of the year, is $135,000.

CSU Volleyball Head Coach Tom Hilbert is the honorary chair for this year’s campaign at CSU, which “The Colorado Combined Campaign helps you give back to the community that supports us all year long,” Hilbert says.

CSU a statewide leader

Every year, CSU faculty and staff have the opportunity to make charitable gifts to more than 700 local and state-wide non-profit organizations by payroll deductions to the CCC. Individual giving forms have been sent to each department office at CSU for distribution, and faculty and staff can also contribute online.

Colorado State has consistently been a statewide leader in the CCC, which benefits people and causes across Colorado. Since 1988, the Colorado Combined Campaign has raised about $29 million in donations from 4,360 state employee donors. Last year, CSU contributions made up about 11 percent of the statewide total – only slightly behind the statewide leader, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

The decision to give through the Colorado Combined Campaign is personal and up to individual employees; donor information is kept private to the extent possible and not shared with an employee’s department or division.

If you did not receive a paper pledge form or need a new one, please contact Katie Esquivel via email. Donations can also be made online by visiting the Colorado Combined Campaign website. PDF copies of the 2013 Resource Guides can also be viewed on the Colorado Combined Campaign website.

Do you want to share your story to inspire others? Let us know why you give and your experiences giving and we’ll share your story on our website. Email Katie Esquivel with stories or requests for more information.

Your gift goes a long way

What can your Colorado Combined Campaign donation do for the community? With the 2013 Colorado Combined Campaign well underway you may be wondering what impact your donation may have.

  • $1 per day provides a family with a safe place to stay for one month – Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • $1 per day purchases a solar air heater collector panel for Colorado family transitioning out of homelessness – Trees, Water & People
  • $2 donation will purchase a brand new book for a young child in our community – Grand Junction Imagination Celebration
  • $2 per paycheck provides two hours of respite care for the family of a developmentally disabled youth – Developmental Pathways
  • For $4 per pay period, you can organize a 3-hour litter walk on a river’s edge by 20 concerned citizens – EarthShare
  • $5 per paycheck will pay for milk, eggs, butter and cheese for a family affected by HIV – Boulder County AIDS Project
  • $5 per paycheck provides one support group session for adults and children with neuromuscular disease – Muscular Dystrophy Association/Colorado Chapter
  • $5 per paycheck gives hope to someone with a blood cancer, like leukemia, by underwriting the testing needed to add a potential marrow or stem cell donor to the Be The Match Registry – Bonfils Blood Center
  • $5 per paycheck supports part of a school-based health clinic in underserved neighborhoods – Metro Community Provider Network
  • $5 per pay period from 10 people will by 80 bales of hay – Defenders of Wildlife
  • $5 per week will provide a prescription copay for a low-income individual – United Way of Larimer County
  • $6.25 per pay period will provide 7 rides to the doctor’s office or grocery store to help increase independence – Senior’s Resource Center
  • $6 per paycheck pays for one community member to complete training and become a CASA volunteer for abused and neglected children – Child Advocates/Denver CASA
  • For $10 a homeless person can have a hot shower, wash his clothes AND have a full hot meal – Grand Valley Catholic Outreach
  • $10 will provide a military child with $35 worth of school supplies – Operation Homefront
  • $10 per paycheck provides training and competition for one athlete in his or her sport for an entire season – Special Olympics Colorado
  • $10 per paycheck provides a one month supply of medication for a terminally ill patient – Hospice of Saint John Foundation
  • $10 per paycheck provides five training backpacks for service dogs – Freedom Service Dogs
  • $15 helps buy 1 biology textbook – Denver Street School
  • $19 per week for one year will pay for an at risk youth, second language learner or any student with learning difficulties to receive a computer, internet service, headset and learn to read using evidence-based literacy software and weekly live one-on-one tutoring via web conferencing (20-24 hours) – John Corcoran Foundation
  • $20 helps connect 20 people with more than 6,000 promising new treatments through our clinical trials matching service – American Cancer Society of Colorado
  • $20 per month will provide a variety of adoption outreach services to help five families on their journey to adopt a child who was abused or neglected and is now waiting in the foster care system for a permanent home – Adoption Exchange
  • $20 provides “Safe Passage for Wildlife” – WILD Foundation
  • $25 per paycheck provides one month of group prenatal care for 12 pregnant women – March of Dimes Foundation/Colorado Chapter
  • $25 per paycheck provides one month’s services for an infant or toddler – Anchor Center for Blind Children
  • $25 covers a meal during the Wish experience – Wish of a Lifetime
  • $30 provides supplies for one Science Explorers class for 12 club members – Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County
  • For $35 per pay period, you can fund a training workshop for up to 20 community leaders on how to create and restore wildlife habitat in their communities and neighborhoods – Natural Wildlife Federation
  • $45 per pay period provides 2 weeks of care for a dementia client so their caregiver can remain working – Senior’s Resource Center
  • $75 will enable a child victim of sexual abuse to participate in a support group and begin the journey of healing – Safe Passage

Contact: Nik Olsen
Phone: (970) 491-5507