U.Va. leads state in CVC giving
for 10th year
$550,433 that U.Va. employees contributed in the 2001 Commonwealth
of Virginia Campaign is a an extraordinary example of
the compassion of state employees, Sara Redding Wilson,
the states top human resources officer, said Jan. 10 before
presenting a Gold Award to the University for raising the highest
amount of any state agency.
words were echoed by several speakers, including Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer Leonard W. Sandridge, during
a Jan. 16 luncheon celebrating the generosity of more than 3,150
employees who gave their time, energy and money to the annual
charity drive. With the events of Sept. 11, our world changed
and with it, the importance of the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.
Never before has the work of the CVC meant so much, said
David Cattell-Gordon, community relations director in U.Va.s
Center and a senior campaign team leader. In this light,
the CVC reminds us of what is most important and what our mission
as a University is: service to others.
each fall at state agencies, the CVC provides employees with an
easy method of giving to charities of their choice. Employees
this year could give to nearly 1,000 charities.
the lunch, Sandridge recognized U.Va. units that contributed to
the campaigns success. The Office
of the Vice President and Provost received the Hovey S. Dabney
Award, named for U.Va.s former rector and given to the unit
with the highest per-capita gift per donor. The Jean Holliday
Award, named in recognition of the former Engineering
School administrators endless hours of community service,
was given to the Senior
Vice President for Development and Public Affairs area for
the greatest percentage of employees participating in the campaign.
areas, the Medical Center
and the Vice President for Management and Budget, shared the Campaign
Spirit Award, which Sandridge described as a very special
award given to those that demonstrate the true spirit of service
gifts not only of money, but of time and talents, as well.
gave the Presidents
Office an award recognizing the area that experienced the
greatest increase in participation from last years campaign
to this years.
nearly 10 years U.Va. has led state agencies in CVC giving. CVC
chair Ida Lee Wootten praised the work of campaign leaders and
volunteers, describing the amount raised as the result of
the depth of your commitment and the breadth of employees
the Commonwealth, state employees contributed more than $3.4 million
in the CVC, a new record and a 9 percent increase over last years