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African-American Affairs celebrates
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Inaugural symposium to look at the American college
Attention: book lovers
Campaign helps employees make a difference
U.Va. hosts nanotech workshop
Research awards to be showcased

Campaign helps employees make a difference

http://www.virginia.edu/cvc/ Staff Report

In this uncertain time, many people are finding comfort and satisfaction by reaching out to help others.

Throughout 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.

Authorized 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.

Employees 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.

“The 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 someone’s life.”

To give directly to the relief efforts employees can indicate on their pledge cards the following code numbers:

3901 American Red Cross, National Disaster Relief Fund

3902 911 Fund

3903 Salvation Army Disaster Relief Effort

Donations to the relief efforts will be processed and distributed immediately.

To give to local or regional charities, employees indicate the appropriate CVC codes, found in the directory, on their pledge cards.

President 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.

For 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, there’s 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.”

Representatives 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, President’s 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.

U.Va. employees should turn in their completed pledge cards to the CVC area volunteers by Dec. 1.

For questions about the campaign, call the CVC Office at 924-3939 or access the Web site at www.virginia.edu/cvc/


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