May 22, 2024

And We’re Off…CVC 2014!

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is the tool that facilitates state employee workplace giving. It is a heartlogovoluntary employee charitable giving program, which raises funds for numerous nonprofit health and humanitarian organizations throughout the state of Virginia. Since 1997, employees have donated more than $31.8 million to participating non-profit organizations through CVC!

Visit www.cvc.virginia.gov to donate. Click on the GIVE NOW button for online giving. Pledge your CVC donation online between Oct. 1 to 15 and you will be automatically entered to win four one-day park hopper passes to Disney World! Passes give admission to all of these theme parks for one day: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Passes are valid until Aug. 1, 2016, and are valued at $496. A winner will be randomly selected via the online giving donors list after Oct. 15. CVC will notify the winner directly. For a directory of CVC charities to pledge your donation online, visit www.cvc.virginia.gov. For questions, email CVCStaff@dhrm.virginia.gov. The University of Mary Washington agency code is 215.

More than 1,000 charities participate in CVC’s annual campaign, which runs from Oct. 1 through December each year. Employees may designate their gift to a specific charity or multiple charities within the program by giving a one-time donation or through payroll deduction. You can also participate in CVC through direct giving. In fact, chances are you’ve already made a donation to a participating CVC charity. Simply look the charity up at www.cvc.virginia.gov; if you see your charity listed, just forward a copy of the receipt to Lori Izykowski at lizykows@umw.edu or by campus mail to the JAEC, and I’ll be sure your donation gets credited to the UMW giving total. It is important to note that each donation will also help the charity meet their minimum designation to be included in the CVC the next year. CVC also coordinates Special Funds Drives in times of emergencies, resulting in thousands of dollars in aid. CVC sends 100% of each designated gift to the organization selected by the employee. No overhead or operating fees are deducted by CVC.

Why Give to the CVC?

  1. All charities participating in the CVC have been pre-screened to ensure that they are fiscally sound and that they perform the services stated.
  2. Payroll deduction allows you to budget your contribution throughout the year through regular automated giving.
  3. 100% of your designated contribution goes to the charity or charities stated. No administrative fees are taken by the CVC on designated contributions through workplace giving.
  4. Giving through the CVC minimizes the intrusive personal solicitation that might occur if you participate in multiple direct fundraising drives. While we have no control over the solicitation calls at home from charities, state employees should not be solicited by non-profits at work sites.
  5. The CVC operates for and by state employees under the Executive Order of the Governor (#26-2010).
  6. There are many opportunities to give. The CVC accepts contributions from employees via cash, check, payroll deduction, stock or credit card gifts.