All Washington State University employees are invited to attend the Fall 2011 Combined Fund Drive Kickoff on Tuesday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m. in the CUB Senior Ballroom on the WSU Pullman campus. Local Palouse organizations will present their services in a short program followed by a community services fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. WSU staff and faculty are invited to attend and learn more about community-based programs on the Palouse.

For over twenty-five years, the Combined Fund Drive has been the philanthropic giving program for employees in the state of Washington who wish to support local, national, and international community organizations.

Each fall, the Combined Fund Drive campaign raises awareness of the opportunity for state employees to manage their charitable contributions through this program. Last year, WSU employees pledged over $175,000 to support 400 community organizations.

Nonprofit organizations and contribution options can be researched online at cfd.wsu.edu or www.cfd.wa.gov.  Questions and comments may be directed to cfd@wsu.edu.