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Employee giving tops $115,000 in latest CVC fund drive

Old Dominion University closed the books on its participation in the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) March 18 with a gift basket drawing that was open to all employees who contributed during the fall 2009 fund drive.

Andy Rondeau, assistant coach and defensive coordinator for the Monarchs football team, won the basket, which was provided by the Office of University Events. The basket was packed with a variety of licensed ODU merchandise, including a blanket, coffee mug and wing sauce.

The CVC campaign solicits donations to support local United Way agencies as well as a host of other area, state, national and international charitable organizations.

The campus community contributed a total of $115,869 to the 2009 CVC campaign, which concluded at the end of the fall 2009 semester. The amount represents 92.7 percent of the $125,000 university campaign goal. Nearly a third of ODU employees made a contribution, and the average gift was $158.51.

Considering the downturn in the economy, and the fact that charitable giving decreased across the country, organizers were pleased with the results.

"We wish to thank all employees who supported their favorite organizations as part of the campaign," said Karen Travis, assistant vice president for institutional advancement, who chaired ODU's CVC drive. "It's particularly gratifying to know that, even in tough times, our community comes together to help others in need."

The following campaign divisions exceeded their individual goals in the campaign: Human Resources, President's Office, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs Central and Institutional Advancement. The Human Resources Department also led the way in participation, with all of its employees contributing.

This article was posted on: March 19, 2010

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