CU’s season of giving under way via Colorado Combined Campaign

Faculty, staff donations to nonprofits lead the state
By Staff

The University of Colorado’s 2011 Colorado Combined Campaign is under way. CU is the largest donor to the statewide effort, which benefits a variety of nonprofit service providers and charities. By supporting charity agencies through payroll deduction, CU faculty and staff help improve the quality of life in Colorado, especially for those in need.

“I know that every dollar matters in these challenging economic times,” CU President Bruce Benson wrote in an email. “That is why I am particularly proud of the contributions we have made. Part of our role as a public university is to make our state a better place, and it is gratifying to see that your personal values match our public mission.”

Various events are planned in conjunction with the campaign. Details on those and other campus-by-campus information follows:

CU-Boulder: Information on Boulder’s green, online-only campaign is available at Questions: Send email to

UCCS: The campaign kicks off with a luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in University Center room 116.  Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Iryse Naro, executive assistant, Division of Administration and Finance, or 719-255-3710. Those who would like to participate in the prize drawing should bring proof of their donations. For more information, contact Naro or Tina Collins, executive assistant, Student Success at or 719-255-3582.

CU Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus: Information on the green campaign is available at Even if you registered on the site last year, you must complete a new registration this year. Questions: MaryAnn.Hill@ucdenver.eduor call 303-315-2717.

CU system administration: A Charitable Organization Open House is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at 1800 Grant St., conference rooms 501-502. Lunch will be provided. System’s Thirty-Thirty Campaign has goals of more than 30 percent employee participation and a total contribution of  more than $30,000 for Colorado charitable organizations. Questions: Wynn Pericak, 303-860-5629, or Chadd Medina, 303-860-5673.