Employee giving continues with Colorado Combined Campaign

Hundreds of charitable organizations, services stand to gain
By Staff

The University of Colorado's participation in the 2009 Colorado Combined Campaign (CCC) continues this week, giving employees the opportunity to help hundreds of charitable programs and services throughout the state.

Established in 1988, the CCC is the primary charitable solicitation program for CU and state government. Donations to the workplace campaign are voluntary, confidential and tax-deductible. More than 7,000 employees throughout the state contributed to the campaign last year. CU is the campaign's largest donor; last year, 830 donors from throughout the university system contributed a total of $347,879.

"It doesn't take much to create a culture of giving," said Leonard Dinegar, senior vice president and chief of staff. "A pledge of as little as $1 a month is all it takes to get involved."

Suncor Energy has donated prizes to encourage participation. Every donor is eligible to win a $500 gas certificate or one of 30 gas certificates worth $50. Other giveaways include getaway stays at local hotels and ski passes at Colorado resorts.

Catalogs and pledge forms are being delivered to employees at all campuses and system offices, except at the University of Colorado Denver, which is running a paperless campaign. The move is aimed at helping the environment and cutting administrative costs. Pledges and one-time donations — via payroll deduction or credit card — may be made online.

When using the printed campaign contribution form, complete the information requested, make a copy for your records, and return the original to your department coordinator. To download a PDF of the pledge form, click here.

Online participation in the campaign is open to employees at all campuses. To make a pledge or one-time donation online:

  • Click here
  • create a username and password
  • select "register"

To view the index of charities, click here, select "for donors," then select 2009 CCC Charity Listing.

Campus campaigns vary in length. Dates and contacts for more information are listed below:


For campaign details, go to Questions: Erin Frazier, 303-492-8384 or Erin.Frazier@Colorado.EDU


Campaign continues through Nov. 20, and includes a bake sale Tuesday, Nov. 17, on campus. Information packets and pledge forms have been sent out in campus mail. Questions: Tina Collins, 719-255-3258 or, or Iryse Naro, 719-255-3210 or

UC Denver:

Campaign continues through Dec. 31. Though the campaign is paperless, donors may mail a pledge or one-time donation in cash or check by printing out a donation form available here. Select "for donors," then select 2009 Pledge Form.  Send the completed form with your donation to the attention of Julie Palmer at Campus Box UCD 130. Questions: Julie Palmer, 303-315-2720 or

System administration:

Campaign continues through Nov. 30. Resource guides and pledge forms have been distributed to all system employees. System administration has set a participation goal of 25 percent of employees. A friendly competition between departments for the highest level of employee participation will include prizes; for details, go to the system's campaign Web site, A charity and service organization fair is set for noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at 1800 Grant St. in the first floor conference room. Questions: Wynn Pericak, 303-860-5629 or