Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Urges Employees to Get Involved

Posted: April 22, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), the annual workplace giving campaign for employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia, offers employees another way to give back to the community through local and national organizations.

Employees who support a charity in the Northern Virginia area that is not currently CVC-eligible may wish to encourage the organization to apply to be added to the list of fund recipients for the 2005 campaign, which begins this fall. The deadline for charities to apply to be added is April 30, 2005.

In 2003, more than 20,000 employees in the commonwealth donated more than $3.2 million to help those in need. Of the 1,100 charities that receive distributions from CVC, 527 are from Northern Virginia. These organizations cover a wide variety of concerns ranging from health and human services to research, disaster relief, and animal welfare.

Keith Bushey, assistant vice president and chief safety officer, is a member of the statewide CVC Advisory Council, and urges Mason employees to consider giving to their favorite cause through CVC during the next cycle. “We recognize the demands on people in the Northern Virginia area, since many people get hit up for the federal campaign and there are a lot of competing interests. On the plus side, though,” he points out, “as close to 100 percent as possible goes to the designated charity through CVC. It’s a very efficient organization, and their administrative costs are very low.”

More information is available on the CVC web site or from Janet Brooking, CVC campaign director.

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