The campus’ campaign has started strong.
The current tally is $80,555 raised, as of Nov. 3. SECC Chair Macea Whisettse notes that is 15 percent participation of UNCG faculty and staff so far. The goal is 45 percent participation.
UNCG has consistently had one of the highest employee participation rates in the state.
Over the course of its participation, UNCG employees and retirees have contributed $3.7 million to many charities. This year, to commemorate UNCG’s 125th anniversary, the fundraising goal is $200,125.
Last week’s SECC Breakfast/Silent Auction at Moran Commons netted over $2,000 of the current total. (See TV news coverage here.)
SECC t-shirt sales continue through Nov. 22.
The campaign continues till Dec. 8.
Donations may be made here via paper or online, and are tax deductible. A complete list of participating charities can be found here. New this year, each week all employees who pledge by noon on Fridays (through Nov. 17) will be entered into a drawing to win a variety of prizes. Once entered, you will stay in the drawing until your name is drawn or the event ends, so the sooner the better. For details about the weekly drawings, please contact Jana Walser-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual: Charitable organizations spoke with faculty/staff at kickoff luncheon; Photograph by Alycee Byrd