Dear OSU Community:
The 2011 Oregon Charitable Fund Drive at Oregon State University is coming to a close on January 31, 2012.
As of January 19, 2012, 184 OSU employees have contributed $98,742. Currently we are 16% behind last year’s contributions of $118,400. We encourage you to make your contribution before the fund drive ends.
Each year we have responded generously to crises at home and abroad and have extended helping hands to those affected. The Charitable Fund Drive is the one campus-wide effort that enables you to contribute to non-profit groups locally and throughout Oregon to help a wide range of needs in the communities where we live
The participating umbrella groups represent more than 850 individual charities. This year your overall choices are:
Your local United Way – focuses locally to address important human needs
Black United Fund – helps to stimulate success in low income communities
Children’s Trust Fund – works to prevent child abuse and neglect
Community Health Charities – supports research, education & helps people living with disease
Earth Share – protects our natural heritage & human health
Equity Foundation – promotes the dignity and worth of all people
Habitat for Humanity – allows low-income families to purchase affordable homes
Local Independent Charities – helps wide range of nonprofits, from guide dogs for the blind to breast cancer research
Work For Art – supports the arts and arts education
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation – supports grassroots social justice organizations around the state
The campaign is designed to allow EVERY state employee to be a philanthropist – you get to decide how much you give and where it goes. You can also see how your dollars are working in the community by allowing your charities to connect with you. Oregon employees collectively have given more than $21 million since the campaign began 21 years ago. This year’s goal is to raise $1.2 million – last year, we raised slightly more than $1 million!
The charities involved in the Charitable Fund Drive are committed to promoting healthy families, clean air and water, community vitality, and opportunities for self-help and self-sufficiency. Please join us in helping others by supporting the services and activities that are important to you.
With over 4,500 employees at OSU, if each one of us donated $5 per month, we could increase the amount of contributions made last year from $118,400 to more than $270,000. By contributing to this effort, we will help enhance the lives of those who live in our community in a number of significant ways.
You may contribute in two different ways:
- FORM: Return the filled out form in your packet to 2011 CFD, 100 LaSells Stewart Center
- ONLINE: https://www.ipledgeonline.org/_cfduniversities/ and follow instructions on how to log-in to contribute online.
Please check the OSU Charitable Fund Drive website at oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive to view more information on the numerous charities and to track the progress of our contributions.
Edward J. Ray
Vice President for Finance & Administration, 2011 CFD Campaign Chair