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Employee Giving

April 20 – May 22, 2015

Dear Colorado College Campus Community,

Each year, CC employees support annual giving campaigns for the United Way, Community Shares, and Community Health Charities through the college’s annual employee giving campaign.

These organizations help strengthen our Pikes Peak region and improve the lives of its residents. By making your charitable contributions through this campaign, you help support this community, ensure a stronger Colorado College, and raise our institution’s profile in this place we call home.

Last year, CC employees contributed almost $20,000 to the campaigns and we hope you will join us in making a difference by giving what you can.

Even if you have given in the past, you must still complete the necessary information. Two convenient giving options are available: a one-time or recurring gift via check or credit card, or the easy-to-use payroll deduction. All donations are completely confidential, eligible for tax benefits, and voluntary. Additional materials will also be arriving in your mailboxes soon. If you wish to give online, please visit here.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Stapish ( or 719.389.6420).

Thank you for participating in the CC Employee Giving Campaign, your generosity helps further the goals of the Colorado Springs community.


The Colorado College Employee Giving Campaign Coordinators

Mary Frances Kerr, Special Assistant to the President

Heather Stapish, Payroll Coordinator

Our Partner Charitable Organizations:

Community Shares: Colorado's Community Giving FundCommunity Health Charities: Give, Connect, HelpPikes Peak United Way

Community Shares

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

Community Health Charities of Colorado (CHC)

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

Pikes Peak United Way (PPUW)

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