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Employees Pledge More Than $127,000 in Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

The campus community contributed $127,429 in the 2008 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign to local, state, national and international charitable organizations, just shy of the $130,000 goal.

In all, 713 employees contributed to the campaign; the average donation was $178.72.

"We are grateful for the support from the campus community, especially considering the current economic climate," said Karen Travis, assistant vice president for institutional advancement, who coordinated the campaign. "It would be nice to have made our goal, but we did come awfully close, and of course the important thing to remember is that many charitable organizations are benefitting from our gifts."

The following units reported 100 percent participation by their employees: dental hygiene, budget office, community and environmental health, human resources, university events, vice president for administration and finance (administrative office) and humanities/women's studies.

Twenty-seven units exceeded their individual giving goals.

This article was posted on: March 4, 2009

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