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CFD Community Fair happening now
October 4, 2007

People interested in the various non-profit organizations that contributions through WSU’s Combined Fund Drive can benefit can attend the community fair today in the Lighty atrium until 2 p.m. 

 

 

The fair is held as a way for people to talk with representatives from local CFD nonprofit organizations, said Laura Lahne, CFD coordinator. This allows individuals to learn more about the organizations and to learn what their money could possibly go to.

 

 

Some fo the attendees include:

 

• Alternative to Violence of … » More …

Community fair emphasizes giving
October 1, 2007

At least ten nonprofit organizations will have representatives present at the Combined Fund Drive Community Fair on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The fair is held as a way for people to talk with representatives from local CFD nonprofit organizations, said Laura Lahne, CFD coordinator. This allows individuals to learn more about the organizations and to learn what their money could possibly go to.

The fair will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 in the Lighty atrium.

Attendees include:

• Alternative to Violence of the Palouse
• Whitman County Crime Victims Service Center
• Council on Aging
• American Red Cross» More …

Employees honored for CFD participation
September 14, 2007

Doris Lohrey-Birch has worked with the Combined Fund Drive for 16 years.

“It’s an easy way to contribute to things that are important to you,” said Lohrey-Birch, a senior secretary with the entomology department.

The CFD is Washington’s authorized and supported workplace giving program for state employees. For more than 20 years, employees have been donating to more than 2,000 local, national and international charities of their choice via the CFD.

“The needs are great, and even if a person is only able to contribute about $3 or $4 a month, that $3 or $4 can make a difference,” Lohrey-Birch said.

Dee Dee … » More …

CFD participation lowest in 10 years
December 1, 2006

Participation in WSU’s 2006 Combined Fund Drive could end up being the lowest in 10 years, given current response levels. As of Tuesday, Nov. 28, WSU had 702 participants who have pledged $160,438 to CFD. The greatest concern is not the decline in dollar giving, but the steady decline in participation levels, which peaked in 1997 when 17.6 percent of WSU employees made pledges. By comparison, the University of Washington with 3.5 times more employees, has more than 6 times the participation level as WSU. The UW has 4,351 employees pledging $1,511,736, which is 9.5 times the giving total at WSU. Anyone interested in making … » More …

Program gives 105 percent of employee donations
September 1, 2006

Ten years ago the amount was $3.4 million. Five years ago it was $4.7 million. Last year, the Washington State Combined Fund Drive donated more than $5.6 million to 2,199 nonprofit organizations — the highest in the program’s history. WSU employees gave $167,944.    CFD was founded in Washington State in 1984 as a means of streamlining and consolidating the numerous fund-raising campaigns that were occurring throughout the year. Today, more than 120 WSU employees give their time to keep the university community aware of the possibilities available for giving via CFD.State employees may use payroll deduction to donate to a nonprofit organization of their choice. … » More …

Volunteers give more than money to local agencies
December 17, 2004

It is the time of year known for giving, and faculty and staff are getting into the holiday spirit through the WSU Combined Fund Drive.The CFD is a way for state employees to donate, via payroll deductions, to more than 1,600 local, national or international charities through a single campaign.In operation for 20 years, the CFD reduces fund-raising costs due to increased donation efficiency, and that translates into more money going directly to employees’ charities of choice.While funds are crucial to charity operations, some WSU faculty and staff donate their time and effort, as well, to local charities supported by the CFD to directly provide … » More …

Celebrating 20 years of employee generosity
September 17, 2004

Ten years ago it was $3 million. Five years ago it was $4 million. Last year, the Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD) had its highest level of contributions in the program’s history with more than $5 million going to about 1,900 charities. Washington State University employees gave $165,473 of it. This year, CFD celebrates its 20th year in service. The 2004 WSU drive kicked off on Sept. 14 at the Lewis Alumni Centre, with speeches by President V. Lane Rawlins, Executive Director of Alumni Relations Tim Pavish, and representatives of the CFD. “Many WSU administrators, as well as President Rawlins, have made this program … » More …