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Colorado Combined Campaign looks to system workers for donations

Employees may choose from 700 charities when pledging contributions

The University of Colorado's 2009 Colorado Combined Campaign for University of Colorado system employees is under way, presenting a slate of more than 700 charitable groups and service providers in Colorado who are seeking donations.

The campaign continues through Nov. 30. A catalog of organizations that benefit from contributions has been distributed to employees, who are asked to consider giving one-time gifts or signing up for ongoing payroll deductions.

System participation in last year's campaign was 18.6 percent of employees; this year's goal is 25 percent. Weekly e-mails will update employees on participation rates of units within system administration, and employees who donate will be eligible for weekly prize drawings.

In a letter to system administration employees, President Bruce D. Benson noted that the university is the largest donor to the statewide campaign.

"We can be proud of our educational and economic contributions to Colorado," Benson wrote, "but our personal giving is noteworthy as well."

Employees may complete pledges or one-time gifts online at a Web site for state employees. To get started, click here and create a new account.

For more information regarding the pledge form or the online giving site, please call Wynn Pericak, campaign coordinator, at 303-860-5629.

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