January 20, 2010

Case Western Reserve Employees Help Charity Choice Campaign Surpass Goal

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Contributions to Case Western Reserve University's 2009 Charity Choice Campaign have been tallied, and faculty and staff have once again answered the call to assist people and organizations in need of a helping hand.

Employees donated a total of $204,308 from September to December 2009, surpassing the university's goal of raising $200,000.

"We thank you for participating in this year's campaign. You--along with your charity of choice--are making an ongoing difference in our community," said Charity Choice Campaign co-chairs W. A. "Bud" Baeslack III, provost and executive vice president, and Lev S. Gonick, vice president for information technology services and chief information officer.

Through the Charity Choice Campaign each fall, members of the campus community can designate a donation to three umbrella agencies that distribute funds to hundreds of local and national agencies:

  • United Way of Greater Cleveland is the leading convener and funder of partnerships focused on solutions for the community's health and human service priorities. United Way makes a difference in the lives of 450,000 people throughout Greater Cleveland. The agency supports more than 175 programs.
  • Greater Cleveland Community Shares is the only Northeast Ohio workplace-giving federation focused on advocacy and social change. It is the second largest fund of its kind in the country. For 21 years, its member organizations have worked to meet community needs and support social justice through advocacy, education and empowerment.
  • Earth Share Ohio (ESO) is a federation working to raise donations for local, regional and national nonprofit conservation and environmental organizations. ESO beneficiary organizations strive to protect the future for all citizens by providing vital services in the areas of environmental education, pollution prevention, recreation and trails and natural resources conservation.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, January 20, 2010 12:23 PM | News Topics: Community Outreach, Faculty, Staff, news

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