helps employees make a difference
this uncertain time, many people are finding comfort and satisfaction
by reaching out to help others.
November, U.Va. employees can use the Commonwealth
of Virginia Campaign to give directly to national relief efforts,
support local charities, or chose from nearly 1,000 charities
throughout the region, the country or the world.
each year by the governor of Virginia, the CVC is a charitable-giving
program that provides state employees with an easy, effective
method for helping others. All salaried employees at U.Va. will
receive a pledge card this fall and a 2001 Commonwealth of Virginia
Campaign Directory that lists a wide variety of charities, including
those engaged in medical research, animal welfare, environmental
conservation, national relief efforts, and health and human services.
can choose from the directory the location and kind of charities
that match their interests and/or family needs and indicate the
charities numerical codes on their pledge cards. Employees
can give through payroll deduction, check, credit card, cash or
stocks. One hundred percent of their designated contributions
goes to the charities or relief efforts they choose.
CVC enables us to support organizations that assist our neighbors,
families and friends, said U.Va. President John T. Casteen
III in a letter that accompanies the pledge materials. Just
a few dollars a week can make a difference in someones life.
give directly to the relief efforts employees can indicate
on their pledge cards the following code numbers:
American Red Cross, National
Disaster Relief Fund
Salvation Army Disaster Relief Effort
to the relief efforts will be processed and distributed
give to local or regional charities, employees indicate
the appropriate CVC codes, found in the directory, on their
Casteen will hold his annual kick-off brunch Nov. 12 to show support
of the campaign and to recognize the scores of employees who organize
and promote the campaign at U.Va. David Cattell-Gordon, community
relations director at U.Va.s Cancer Center will speak at
the event about how U.Va. employees support through the
CVC provides valued care and services locally.
nearly 10 years, U.Va. has been No. 1 in giving in the state,
according to CVC Chair Ida Lee Wootten. Last year 3,158
U.Va. employees gave a total of $522,671. Because of the commitment
and dedication of those spearheading the campaign at U.Va. this
year, theres every reason to expect the same high level
of giving. Such generosity provides a critical foundation for
delivering services and care. Local charities, in particular,
need our support.
of each vice-presidential area at U.Va. deliver campaign materials
to those in their units. The senior campaign team leaders this
year are: Joe Gieck, and Robert Constant, Athletics; Tim Gillet,
Executive VP/COO; Gretchen Arnold, Health Sciences Library; David
Cattell-Gordon, Medical Center; Scott Syverud, Medical School;
Anita Thompson-Heisterman, Nursing School; Jerilyn Teahan, Presidents
Office; Peggy Smith, Development and Public Affairs; Antonio Rice,
Chief Information Officer; John Portmann, Provost; Scott Jones,
Finance; Miles Gibson, Management and Budget; Mollie Iseli, Research
and Public Service; and Peter Yu, Student Affairs. Mary Daniel
Brown is the CVC administrator.
employees should turn in their completed pledge cards to the CVC
area volunteers by Dec. 1.
questions about the campaign, call the CVC Office at 924-3939
or access the Web site at www.virginia.edu/cvc/