March 26 – April 22, 2013
A Message from President Tiefenthaler
Each year, Colorado College employees support the annual giving campaigns for the United Way, Community Shares, and Community Health Charities. Donating to these three organizations and the charities they support creates strong local ties that help improve the lives of those who call Colorado home.
Through the efforts put forth by more than 30 CC staff and faculty members who pledged nearly $38,000 last year, many charities and individuals were greatly influenced. Please join us in making a difference in our community by giving what you can, where it matters the most to you personally. No gift is too small and every gift matters. If you have given in the past, you must still complete the necessary information.
For your convenience, there are multiple giving options. Donations can be made through a one-time or reoccurring gift of check or credit card. Past participants often utilize our easy-to-use payroll deduction option, which is another available option. All donations are 100% confidential, eligible for tax benefits, and completely voluntary. If you wish to give online, please click here. Additionally, please check your mailboxes for resources that will be delivered to you.
You may choose to support one, all, or none of these campaigns; however, I hope you will reflect on the various ways you can engage our local community. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Marion (Daniel.S.Marion@coloradocollege.edu or 719.389.6844). However you choose to be involved, you help strengthen Colorado Springs, which ensures a stronger Colorado College.
Our Partner Charitable Organizations:
Community Shares is proud to be Colorado's choice for inclusive and accessible philanthropy. With an average donation of $1 a day, workplace giving donors like you have invested more than $22 million into Colorado nonprofits! A paycheck contribution of $1 a day - $5 each work week – adds up to a $260 annual donation to the charities and causes you care about most. We are committed to best practices in workplace giving campaigns and managing all donations with financial clarity. We retain a campaign management fee on our annual net campaign of approximately 10%. Our member nonprofits are aware of this fee and recognize it as a low cost, highly effective opportunity to reach new audiences and donors. Support the organizations you care about most like Trails and Open Space Coalition, Citizens Project, Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Colorado Public Radio, Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, and Inside/Out Youth Services. For more information or questions about Community Shares please contact Erin Atwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHC is a non-profit organization founded by Colorado health and disability charities over 30 years ago, and governed today by their member charities. CHC was established to make payroll related fundraising more cost effective for local health charities, and to make it easy for employees to support local health charities important to them. CHC’s member charities annually approve a cost-sharing model which funds the budget of CHC, and the approved campaign management fee in 2011-2012 is 13.8%. All 42 charities represented by CHC as giving options for Colorado College employees provide direct services to El Paso and Teller County residents facing chronic illness, disability or health issues – organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Kids in Need of Dentistry and National MS Society. For more information or questions about Community Health Charities please contact Chris Sautter at email@example.com.
PPUW provides a safety net to the most vulnerable people in El Paso and Teller Counties. Last year over 130,000 lives were improved through your support. Agency programs are assessed by over 100 business and civic volunteers both prior to and after funding to ensure donations are used to meet the greatest needs. And thanks to our Cornerstone partners, PPUW administrative and fundraising costs are underwritten, ensuring your entire donation goes directly to help those in need. Our 41 partner agencies include Care and Share Food Bank, Energy Resource Center, Partners in Housing, TESSA and the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. For more information or questions please contact Josh Gates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peak Arts Fund is an annual campaign raising funds for 18 arts organizations in the Pikes Peak region. These nonprofit groups bring a wide variety of music, theater, film, art exhibits, opera, dance, festivals, and arts education opportunities all year long to people in Colorado Springs and throughout El Paso County. In addition to raising direct financial support, Peak Arts Fund builds participation in the arts by exposing people to new arts experiences. Peak Arts Fund is managed by COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, a nonprofit organization connecting residents and visitors with arts and cultural opportunities to enrich the Pikes Peak region. All administrative costs of Peak Arts Fund are underwritten by our Founders Circle, which ensures that 100 percent of every dollar donated goes directly to the 18 eligible arts nonprofits.