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CSU faculty and staff pitch in to help their communities

November 17, 2011

Mid-way through November, Colorado State University faculty and staff have contributed nearly $40,000 (toward a goal of $125,000) to the annual Colorado Combined Campaign, the one opportunity state employees have each year to make charitable contributions via payroll deduction.

Still plenty of time to make your pledge

There’s still plenty of time to make your pledge! You have two options…you can make an online gift, or you can use the pre-printed contribution form that’s been mailed to your campus department. (If you don’t receive your pre-printed form, just contact Katie Woodcox in the Office of the President at 491-6211 for a copy.)

To learn more about the CCC and how to give, visit the website.

Here, a few CSU donors explain why they support making charitable donations through the CCC.

Andrea Bazoin“I give to United Way of Larimer County because I know 100% of the money raised from personal donations goes directly to those in need in our community (not to administrative costs). The reason I give is because, especially in this tough economy, I know that every little bit helps. Plus, donating through the CCC is so easy. Making one single choice, on one single day, to give to others through a monthly payroll deduction means that I am helping others every day throughout the entire year! If everyone gave, even just a little, imagine the impact this could make in addressing the most critical needs of our community!” – Andrea Bazoin

Marianne Blackwell“My gift to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will ensure a continuation of the important research being done to cure these blood cancers -- life-saving drugs are now being developed and tested that will hopefully make bone marrow transplants obsolete in years.  A cure is within reach.  Giving through the CCC is an easy decision to make -- the automatic payroll deduction is terrific.” – Marianne Blackwell

 “I look at giving with a two-pronged approach: I give to Larimer County because I Susan Meyerwant to support local efforts. And I want to help people least able to help themselves. That is why I give to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Larimer County) and Crossroads Safehouse. When giving through the Colorado Combined Campaign, you can give what you feel comfortable giving, and you have the opportunity to find something to get behind that you believe in. And you can do it so conveniently -- someone else does the paperwork when you do payroll deduction. I’ve been giving through this campaign for more than a decade.” -- Susan Meyer

Coach Tim Miles“I want to do my part and give something back to the community where my family and I live. We have in Fort Collins one of the best communities in America, and those of us who live here bear some responsibility in making sure it remains one of the best. This campus is very much part of the Fort Collins community.” –Tim Miles, Honorary Chair of the 2011 CSU CCC Drive

Join your colleagues in giving back to our community. Make your pledge today through the Colorado Combined Campaign by clicking here.