For the Second Year in a Row, C4C Tops UW Departments for Combined Fund Giving

For the second year in a row, the UW Center for Commercialization (C4C) had the highest participation rate for the UW Combined Fund Drive, part of the state’s workplace giving campaign, which raised nearly $2.12 million, making it the most successful year in the program’s 28-year history. 83 percent of the C4C staff donated to the fund this year.

The campaign ran October 10 to December, 7. During that time, 4,364 UW faculty, staff and retirees raised $51,697 more than the previous year. The funds went to 1,755 charitable nonprofit groups.

“It was our goal to exceed our 82 percent participation rate from last year. We do care, and our support is a team effort,” said Hope Friedlander, human resource manager for the UW Center for Commercialization. “Together, we raised funds in support of more than 60 organizations worldwide. Little amounts add up. Especially during difficult economic times, it’s our duty to be passionate about causes. One dollar can go a long way; it can save lives or provide a vaccine for children.”

Read more about the UW Combined Fund Drive.