Benefits of Giving
Charitable Nonprofits Benefit
A newly minted Official Beach Hero shows his badge.
Charitable nonprofits maximize your gifts.
“Want to be a hero? Increase science literacy? Improve the health of Puget Sound? Your gift to the UW Combined Fund Drive supports the Environmental Science Center in lifting up the educational experience of underserved students and fostering a new generation of environmental stewards to restore Puget Sound. Our field study programs teach students how to think critically about environmental issues such as salmon recovery and plastic pollution in our oceans. The Environmental Science Center takes its programs a step above others by asking students to become Environmental Heroes and pledge ways they can help keep communities clean and safe from pollution.”
Jennifer Dumlao, Outreach Manager, Environmental Science Center
A child, whose quality of life has been vastly improved through research, receives daily respiratory therapy.
Charitable nonprofits can fund critical research.
“One in four people in the workplace has a chronic disease or cares for someone who does. Our member health charities are able to maximize their support of medical research, patient services, and community education because of generous contributions through the UWCFD. Continuous payroll giving allows them to plan their annual budgets, receive sustaining income, provide uninterrupted services, and reduce other more costly forms of fundraising. More of each dollar can fund significant clinical trial research at the University of Washington and other Puget Sound facilities.”
Karen White, Executive Director, Community Health Charities of Washington & Idaho
Youth realize their college dream with help from Seattle Education Access.
Charitable nonprofits gain leverage.
“UWCFD funds help Seattle Education Access provide consistent services and support to low-income students throughout the county who want to go to college, but need the extra bit of help from us to get there. Your support makes the dream of college a reality for our students. Individual donations also show foundations and corporations that we have a strong base of community support, and this helps us compete successfully for grants.”
Anthon Smith, Executive Director, Seattle Education Access
A community member enjoys a meal at the Wallingford Senior Center.
Youth, family, and senior services benefit from CFD funding.
“The UW Combined Fund Drive has the power to be truly transformative for seniors in Wallingford and northeast Seattle. Seniors are at risk for declining health and the erosion of their social network. They experience confusion as technological advances outpace occasions to learn and a lack of engagement as opportunities to learn and grow focus on younger generations. These risk factors often strike suddenly leaving seniors with little time to adjust. The awesome giving power of the UWCFD is crucial to the Wallingford Community Senior Center. The UWCFD helps seniors age with dignity.”
Javier Womeldorff, Development and Membership Coordinator, Wallingford Community Senior Center
Customers choose from nutritious fresh produce items at Northwest Harvest’s Cherry Street Food Bank.
Hunger relief programs benefit from CFD funding.
“UWCFD funds are critically important for Northwest Harvest. When employees give through the UWCFD, we’re sustained by knowing what quarterly pledges we’ll receive, plus we save substantial time and money on gift processing. CFD giving has helped us feed hundreds of thousands of hungry families and supported our distribution of over 26 million pounds of nutritious food in Washington last year. We’re grateful for the generous support of the CFD and UW employees.”
Shelley Rotondo, Executive Director, Northwest Harvest
ROOTS guests, after a night of shelter, wondering if they should expect rain.
Efforts to help the homeless are bolstered by CFD funding.
“ROOTS has been providing shelter to homeless youth since 2001 at our location right across the street from UW. We’re fortunate to have such amazing student and faculty volunteer support from our UW neighbors. Our Young Adult Shelter program served over 500 young adults last year, many of whom are now students or in stable housing. Your support through the UWCFD goes toward the cost of sheltering young people; in fact, you can sponsor one night of shelter for just $29. Your gift means the world to those who would otherwise sleep outside.”
Kristine Cunningham, Executive Director, Rising Out of the Shadows (ROOTS) Young Adult Shelter
Three Karelian Bear Dogs ready for action.
Animal protection services benefit from CFD funding.
“The Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Karelian Bear Dog Program is on a mission to help resolve bear-human conflicts and reduce the number of bears that have to be lethally removed. Karelian Bear Dogs help their handlers re-train bears to avoid humans. The dogs also help in finding injured and orphaned wildlife, gathering evidence for poaching investigations, removing bighorn sheep and moose from roads and neighborhoods, and providing safety to handlers who always work alone in the backcountry. The handlers are responsible for all funding as the program does not receive state funds. Your help through the UW Combined Fund Drive benefits both wildlife and the people of Washington in a new and unique manner.”
Bruce Richards, Officer, Department of Fish & Wildlife
Donors find choice.
“I give through the UWCFD because it’s an easy, efficient way for me to plan my giving and donate to the many nonprofits I support all at once. Having the payroll deduction option actually enables me to give more, as the donations are spread out over time. I also enjoy learning about organizations that I’m not familiar with through the UWCFD activities. Each year, I find one or two organizations that interest me, in addition to those I already support, and make donations.”
Lisa Hanna, Human Resources Consultant, UW Human Resources
Donors find it’s easy.
“I give because of the huge need for social services in my community that I care so much about. I appreciate that the CFD method makes giving so easy for both me and the social service providers I select. It’s easy to select payroll deduction and my service provider gets ONE easy check donation. It’s extremely cost efficient, and it enables more focus on needed services rather than overhead cost.”
Noel Bain, Fiscal Specialist II, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Donors appreciate that it’s tax-deductible.
“I give because I love the variety of the CFD charities I can give to. Whatever mood I’m in, I’m able to give, all at once, to multiple charities and causes that touch my heart. I give donations as gifts based on the interests of my family and friends. Each year, I get a year-end statement that’s handy at tax time.”
Brianne Kegley, Patient Financial Services Supervisor, UW Medicine
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