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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 …

WSU runs (behind) with the pack in giving
September 28, 2007

The percentage of WSU employees who give to the Combined Fund Drive is 8.99. That’s right in there with many of the state’s universities, but a couple contributors do stand out above the rest.

Western Washington University had an annual giving rate in 2006 of 12.42 percent of employees and University of Washington led the way with 17.13 percent.

“We have gone down just a little bit in giving in the last three years,” said John Cory, CFD coordinator for WSU.

Cory said he is not sure what has caused the decrease in giving, but has heard of a phenomenon called “donation fatigue” … » More …

Keeping up with the Huskies
October 13, 2006

The 2006 Combined Fund Drive is approaching its midway point, and contributions are funneling in. As always, WSU’s drive coordinators are not emphasizing the dollar amount, but rather the number of contributors.But how is WSU doing when compared to other universities in terms of employee involvement? WSU has about 686 employees who have committed to making CFD contributions in the next year. That’s about a 10 percent participation rate among full-time employees. At the University of Washington, 3,875 employees have signed up to make CFD donations, which translates to about 12.4 percent of employees. WSU’s CFD coordinators are hoping employee participation levels will equal or … » More …

Local giving down due to disasters
September 15, 2006

Tsunamis, hurricanes, floods — several national and international disasters have led many Americans, including WSU employees and students, to graciously give to those in need.

However, that trend often has resulted in bypassing local and regional charities, leaving them in bit of a financial lurch.

Last year, among state universities, WSU was second to last in overall employee participation in the Combined Fund Drive. UW led the way at 17.16 percent participation, followed by Western Washington University, Central Washington University and Eastern Washington University. WSU came in at 9.57 percent.

In addition, WSU’s participation levels in CFD have decreased for the past three years … » 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 …

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 …

Combined Fund Drive kicked off
November 14, 2003

The Intercollegiate College of Nursing/Washington State University College of Nursing is kicking the Washington State Combined Fund Drive into high gear by asking employees to contribute to the CFD and also help to fight hunger in Spokane by donating food to The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Inland Northwest.The Washington State Combined Fund Drive is the Washington State employees and public agency retirees workplace charitable giving program. The program allows employees to select the charities of their choice (in their community or elsewhere in Washington state), the source of the contribution, the amount donated and the duration of the contribution. Employees volunteer to oversee … » More …