November 10, 2006

University's charity fundraiser surpasses goal

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Cleveland-area social service and nonprofit agencies needed help, and the Case Western Reserve University community responded by surpassing the goal set for the 2006 Charity Choice campaign.

The university's target was to raise $125,000; the Case community responded by pledging $158,673.24 as of October 31.

"We recognize all faculty, staff and students who continue their research and studies that benefit our community. We particularly want to thank those who volunteer their time, talent and have helped with their generous contributions to help the community in which we live and work," read in part a statement from the Charity Choice cochairs thanking the campus.

The funds will be shared by three umbrella agencies: Earth Share of Ohio, Greater Cleveland Community Shares and the United Way of Greater Cleveland. Although the official kickoff to the campaign has now closed, the Case community can continue to contribute through the end of the calendar year at http://www.case.edu/finadmin/humres/charitychoice.

Charity Choice seeks to increase recognition of the social, economic and cultural challenges present within the northeast Ohio area, and begins the process of change through increased awareness and compassion. For those who would still like to donate, there are 230 organizations to choose from. Payments can be made in three convenient ways: a monthly paycheck deduction; a one-time paycheck deduction; or, employees can issue a one-time check. There is no minimum donation, and gifts can be made online or via a printable pledge form.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, November 10, 2006 03:19 PM | News Topics: HeadlinesMain

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