CVC: another way to help
group of employees from the Medical Centers facilities
services department helped revitalize Maplewood Cemetery,
and Leonard W. Sandridge, U.Va. executive vice president and
chief operations officer, lent a hand. From left to right:
Gloria Smith, administrative assistant; Leonard Sandridge;
Wendell Dodd, facilities coordinator; Maryann Thompson, safety
manager; John Allen, carpenter; Jane Erwine, operations improvement;
Dennis Terribile, operations improvement.
U.Va. employees who want to give financial support
to relief efforts in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks
will soon have a direct means through the Universitys annual
participation in the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.
Delledera, systems administrator at the U.Va. Bookstore, gives
one of the puppies at the SPCA a bath. Delledera, a dog lover
and pet owner, chose to be a Day of Caring volunteer at the
kennel because he felt he could contribute the most there,
he said. For his efforts, an SPCA staffer let him name this
puppy. Shampooed and towel-dried, Squeaky is ready for adoption.
by the governor, the CVC is an annual charity drive for state
employees. The Sept. 19 Lawrence E. Richardson Day of Caring,
sponsored by United Way, had 195 U.Va. employees volunteers. Each
fall, state employees receive a pledge card and a directory listing
participating charities. Employees can elect to give by payroll
deduction, credit card, check, cash or stock to more than 900
charities, including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and
United Way, which are actively supporting relief efforts.
Way branches all over America, New York Community Trust and the
Council on Foundations also created the Sept. 11 Fund as a single,
national fund-raising effort.
can direct donations to up to four charities; 100 percent of the
designated contributions go to the charities that employees choose.
As donations are turned in, they will be processed immediately
and distributed to the relief efforts. For donors who elect to
give through payroll deduction, their gifts will be processed
in January, as usual.
a theme this year of Opening Our Hearts to Help Others,
the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign provides a very real way
to give hope, said CVC chair Ida Lee Wootten, U.Va.s
interim Community Relations Director. She noted that U.Va. employees
will receive their pledge cards in late October or early November.
Spencer, a 14-year veteran of Facilities Management's Landscape
division, pulls out some poison ivy from a fence at Maplewood