Giving Matters

Giving Matters Contest

Giving matters to the UW community. Tell us why giving matters to you and we’ll post it here.

Nonprofit organizations do wonderful things for our communities and they need our support. ~ David Miles, French & Italian Studies

Giving reminds you how large the world is – that by taking a step away from your own personal struggles and shifting your focus to another person, you can help an individual and broaden your own horizons. ~ A.K.S.

Giving matters because lives matter. ~ Suzanne Baker, Internal Audit

Resources and time are what we have to make the world better. It’s the one thing we have in common, so it’s vitally important for all of us to help. It’s our responsibility. ~ Shelby, Pediatrics

Giving matters because it does help real people whose lives can be changed, even saved, with your donations. ~ Kristina Morgan, UW IT B&F

I can make a LARGE impact with a small amount of effort. I don’t always have time to volunteer, so I donate to my favorite charities to fill in the gaps for when I can’t donate time. ~ Jessica C. Ness, Astronomy

It gives me pleasure to do my part in making a difference in people’s livers. ~ Hassan Guyo, Building Services

I support amazing organizations doing amazing things. ~ Anonymous

Giving matters to me because I know I am making a difference when I support Meow Cat Rescue. I know my gift will be used to save a cat’s life, and when combined with the gifts of other Washington state employees, we are saving many lives. ~ Anonymous

It connects me to my community and beyond! ~ Anonymous

It makes a difference to people, change for the good, and gives hope. It makes you feel good. ~ Anonymous

Giving matters because it highlights that one person can make an impact, even with a small donation. Problems in our world seem so large sometimes. Giving is a way to help organizations continue to do their work in solving them. ~ Anonymous

It is the least I can do to support my community and effect sustainability. ~ Pam, Mathematics

Together, we can make a greater difference than individually. ~ Casey Colvin, Spanish & Portuguese

Everyone can feel good making a difference giving to a nonprofit that they connect with! It’s crucial for s and the nonprofits to connect as a community. ~ Anonymous

It is a terrific way to support your community and address problems and issues that are important to you. ~ Anonymous

Giving through the UW Combined Fund Drive matters to me because it is easy and secure. ~ Anonymous

It’s important and valuable to provide a voice to those without a voice. ~ Anonymous

I believe we are only as strong as our weakest. Donating time and money are just two ways I am able to make sure everyone in my community has what they need to succeed. ~ Anonymous

It is one of the most effective ways to make an impact and make positive changes in the world. ~ Anonymous

My family has been in difficult times and needed the blessing of help. We are not truly human unless we are aware and engaged in the lives of others. ~ M.A.G.

Giving matters to me because I know that I am changing lives. ~ Anonymous

Giving matters because of the positive impact on the nonprofit organizations, people, animals, etc. – an important contribution to society. ~ Annette Bernier, Philosophy

You build awareness of things bigger than you! ~ Anonymous

It gives back to a community that gave to me while growing up. ~ Anonymous

A small gift or act can make a huge difference to someone. ~ Anonymous

Others rely on you! ~ Anonymous

Giving matters because it is necessary to help others less fortunate. ~ Anonymous

So many people do good work to make our communities and world better – giving is one more way to help support them if you can’t join them! ~ Ellie Wade, EH & S

You share – help others – even in a small way matters. It’s positive, fun, and fulfilling. ! Marilyne Cunnington, Physiology & Biophysics

It helps make good things happen. ~ Anonymous

I am fortunate enough to be in a position in which I’m able to give! ~ Anonymous

It is beneficial and rewarding for both the giver and the receiver. ~ Anonymous

Small gestures can have a profound and lasting impact on everyone that gift touches. ~ Anonymous

The community resources have helped support me when I’ve needed it. It’s important to pass it forward! ~ Anonymous

It’s each of our duty to help those in need to make a better for world for all. You never know when you might be the one who’s in need. ~ Beth Clevenger, Procurement

Improving the wellbeing of the community cannot help but improve the wellbeing of ourselves. ~ Anonymous

Giving matters because you remember life’s little lessons – always remember “it is better to give than to receive.” ~ Troy Swanson, UW Tower