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NWPR’s fundraiser proves record breaking
March 31, 2008

After months of planning for a one-day Northwest Public Radio fund drive, Mary Hawkins awoke with serious doubts about pulling it off. Campus phone lines had been down the day before and an icy blizzard had blown through eastern Washington during the night.


With drifting snow and closed highways, Hawkins, liaison between Educational Public Media and the School of Communication, was worried volunteers might not make it to WSU to help answer phones. But they did. And the results were a record 2,456 callers and $266,720 pledged.

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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.

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Employee gift drive on through May 15
March 22, 2007

WSU’s annual faculty and staff gift drive is under way, emphasizing the potential impact of more than 7,100 employees making a gift of any size to the university. For YOUR WSU! – Faculty and Staff Drive 2007 will continue through May 15.“This gift drive is special because it makes a strong statement to our students, supporters and the state of Washington about the deep commitment that the faculty and staff, working together, have for this great institution of higher learning,” said Ron Mittelhammer, Regents professor and director of the School of Economic Sciences.Participation is the key.“It’s not the size of the gift that is important, … » More …

Cougar Health Awareness Team plans blood drives
November 8, 2006

PULLMAN–The Cougar Health Awareness Team will host American Red Cross Blood Drives on the Washington State University Pullman campus Nov. 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The Bookie and Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the second floor atrium of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education.In the United States, a blood transfusion is needed about every two seconds. By spending about an hour a donor can make a real difference in the lives of patients in the area.”By giving now you can help save a life and help ensure an adequate community blood supply this holiday season,” said Rachel Davis, one of … » More …

WSU hopes to increase fund drive participation
September 16, 2005

Giving a little can go a long way, especially when combined with the gifts of many others.Through the Washington State Employees Combined Fund Drive (CFD), WSU faculty and staff have been giving for more than 20 years, and their generosity continues to grow. Last year, 9.8 percent of WSU employees pledged $169,894, a three percent increase in giving compared to 2004 and the largest pledge ever.Despite the openhanded efforts of many WSU employees, there is always room for growth. While WSU pledged the second highest amount of funds compared to other Washington public colleges, participation levels were among the lowest. Other universities boasted 11-20 percent … » More …

Fifth annual women’s clothing drive
September 15, 2005

For the fifth consecutive year, the Cougar volleyball team is sponsoring a clothing drive for disadvantaged women in the area. Fans are asked to bring their gently used clothing and a pair of new hose for donation to the Pullman Community Action Center. The clothing will be donated for use by area low-income women entering or re-entering the work force and needing professional clothing. Larger sizes are especially needed. Donors are asked to bring their items to the WSU volleyball office in Bohler, room 230, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 22 and Fri., Sept. 23…donors will receive free admission to a Cougar … » More …

Campuswide blood drive slated for Oct. 22-23
October 18, 2002

The Inland Northwest Blood Center is holding a Blood Drive for the WSU campus that will run 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 22 – 23 in the CUB Ballroom. This drive is a biannual event that is sponsored by the Rho Nu Prenursing Club, the American Pharmacists’ Association group on campus, the WSU Health and Wellness Center, the Air Force ROTC and the Farmhouse fraternity. Walk-in donors are welcome.Because the red blood cells obtained from donors last only 42 days, your community needs a steady and regular collection in order to safeguard an adequate supply. In our area specifically, we have … » More …