The annual State Employees’ Charitable Campaign is now under way.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to support all the causes we love and, often, use,” says Lauren Davis Shea, the University’s 2007 chair.
“Whether it’s health care, the environment, performing arts, or social action, there’s something for everybody among the more than 900 agencies we can contribute to. Even $1 per paycheck can make a big difference.”
Shea has set a goal of $135,000 for this year’s campaign, which kicked-off Oct. 4 with a 1950s-themed ice cream social at the UConn Dairy Bar for faculty and staff who have volunteered to serve as departmental coordinators. It runs through November.
Last year, employees at Storrs, the regional campuses, and the Health Center donated more than $300,000 to the effort, more than employees at any other state agency.
It’s a campaign that also is dear to University President Michael Hogan’s heart.
“I am delighted that the start of my UConn presidency coincides with this annual appeal,” says Hogan, who was previously involved in the campaign at the University of Iowa.
“I enthusiastically support Lauren’s goal and hope we can all contribute to its fulfillment.”
Volunteers will be delivering packets of information and pledge cards across campus this week. Donations of as little as $1 per pay period are accepted. Contributions can be made regularly through payroll deduction, or on a one-time basis.