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CSU Colorado Combined Campaign closes in on goal

December 21, 2011

Thanks to the generosity of Colorado State University faculty and staff, Colorado State is closing in on its $125,000 goal for the 2011 Colorado Combined Campaign.

Tim Miles, CCC chair and basketball coach, joins Cam the Ram in spreading the word about the importance of making contributions.To date, the Campaign has raised $110,846, surpassing last year’s campaign in both total gifts ($105,448 in 2010) and total number of donors.

The Colorado Combined Campaign is the only opportunity that CSU employees have each year to contribute to their favorite charities via payroll deduction. The official CSU campaign, which launched in November, has been extended through the end of the year, and pledges will take effect with the January pay cycle.

Learn more and make your pledge online

All CSU faculty and staff also should have received a printed pledge form through their department, for those who prefer that to the online option.

All contributors to the Campaign become eligible for a Dec. 30 drawing for fun incentive prizes, including a $100 King Scoopers gift card, a $50 CSU Bookstore gift card, free lunch in the residence halls, cool stuff donated by various Lory Student Center businesses, Colorado Combined Campaign promo items, and more.

It’s bigger than just one contribution. Jan Carroll knows that her contribution to the United Way through the Colorado Combined Campaign will be leveraged with hundreds of others to create a big impact for local residents in need.

Carroll, director for federal and civic engagement for Colorado State University Extension, started donating to local charities though Colorado Combined Campaign when she started working at CSU in 1994.

'Needs in our communities are greater than any of us alone can address'

“My inspiration is the value of our collective commitment and action,” Carroll said. “Needs in our communities are greater than any of us alone can address, but together we can identify the gaps and take action to meet needs.”

She chooses to donate to United Way of Larimer County, just one of hundreds of Colorado Charities to choose from.

“I appreciate (United Way’s) low overhead, and knowing my donation will make a difference,” she said. “I am interested in economic self-sufficiency for women and girls, and United Way’s WomenGive initiative provides child care scholarships for single women who are in school. In addition, a percentage of my donation goes to the Women’s Foundation of Colorado for research and advocacy. I want to support policy changes that will help women’s and girls’ full participation in society.”

Donations go to verified charities

Using the Colorado Combined Campaign helps her know that her donation is going to a verified charity and, through the option for a payroll deduction allows her to spread her contribution through an entire year.

“CCC assures that the charities are legitimate,” she said. “And, donations that are spread out over the year through payroll deduction perhaps can be more significant than a one-time check could be. There are many requests for donations, and CCC is not my only philanthropic commitment. It is, however, one of my top three.”

To make your contribution to a Colorado charity of your choice, visit the CSU’s Colorado Combined Campaign webpage for more information.

Contact: Nik Olsen
Phone: 491-5507