CVC Campaign Begins

Posted: October 5, 2009 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: October 3, 2009 at 8:58 am

This year’s Commonwealth of Virginia (CVC) campaign slogan is What $2 Can Do, highlighting the fact that any donation amount has a positive impact on those in need.

This year, more than ever, there is a great need for people to generously reach out and help others. And, with more than 1,300 charities in the campaign, there are many opportunities to find a cause that speaks directly to one’s interests.

The online directory at is easy to navigate (click Donors, then click Find Charity) and provides options to search for charities by region, zip codes and name. Local zip codes such as 22003 Annandale, 22030 Fairfax City, 22041 Falls Church, 22201 Arlington and 22303 Alexandria bring up a variety of charities that work in our local areas.

In support of Mason’s sustainability efforts, this year electronic pledge cards can be completed, printed, signed and submitted to Helga Yunker in Human Resources and Payroll at MS 3C3 for processing. The electronic cards will be distributed via departmental listservs. Yunker is Mason’s CVC coordinator, and she is hopeful that the Mason community will show its generosity during these difficult times. She can be reached at 703-993-4057 or Paper pledge cards are also available via e-mail request.

Neighbor to Nation, a local umbrella organization representing numerous charities, will be at Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day on Oct. 28 on the Fairfax Campus. Stop by the CVC tables to meet them, get information on many other charities and to drop off your pledge cards for entry into the CVC raffle. The raffle prizes are a certificate donated by George Mason Athletics, good for four tickets to any men’s or women’s home basketball game, and several sets of lunch dining passes that were generously donated by Mason Dining.

The easiest way to pledge is through payroll deduction, which is available to faculty and staff. One-time donations in the form of cash, checks, credit card debits or stock are an option for all, and online donations can be processed through credit cards. These are all charitable donations and are tax deductible as allowed by IRS regulations.

The CVC campaign runs now through Dec. 15.

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