June 23, 2024

UMW Relay for Life

Relay for Life at the University of Mary Washington will take place this weekend, Saturday, April 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 19 at the Battlefield Athletic Complex.

Come out on Saturday at 6 p.m. to donate/register with $10, and witness for yourself what young adults are doing with their time. Walk a few laps around the track, talk to the student organizers and participants, buy a burger or some baked goods. Show your support. I promise you won’t regret the time or money spent, and will walk away impressed and amazed.

These students aren’t throwing a party. They aren’t gaining something from this event. They are doing this out of passion, because in their young lives they have already been touched by cancer. To be at this event is to have renewed faith in the future.

Thank you in advance for your support.


UMW Relay for Life, April 18-19

The student-organized and run Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. April 18 to 7 a.m. April 19. Come out any time during the event to support the Relayers at the Battlefield Athletic Complex…get to know the teams and their stories, walk a few laps, and make a donation! Below are some of the many other ways that you can support and/or participate in Relay for Life at UMW:

  • Purchase a luminariato honor those battling, those who have battled, and those who have lost their battle against cancer. Luminaria will be available before and at the event, and will be displayed during a ceremony at Relay for Life. There are two types of luminaria:  White $10 (can be decorated and individualized) or Gold $25.
  • Send pictures of people you want to honor for the Relay for Life slide show. Photos and any questions can be set to mduteil@mail.umw.edu.  Include “in honor of,” “in memory of” or “in support of.”
  • Participate in upcoming eventsduring Relay For Life Awareness Week:


Relay Awareness Week April 6 thru 10

Wear Purple!

Monday, April 6:        Tabling at the Nest

Tuesday, April 7:       Fundraiser at Potbelly Sandwich Shop from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (encourage your co-workers and friends to go, all sales count!)

Wednesday, April 8:  Jail & Bail from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Lee Hall!

‘Purple Out’ lacrosse games at 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 9:     3 versus 3 Basketball from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Goolrick Main Gym (Sign up in The Nest from 3/31 to 4/9)

Friday, April 10:        ‘Purple Out’ concert from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in front of Lee Hall and Ball Circle.

CVC — Payroll Deduction Deadline

Today is the last day to make your CVC pledge online (through EmployeeDirect for a gift by payroll deductions.  (Gifts by credit card can be still be made through Dec. 31 for 2014 taxes.)  Please post or forward this message as appropriate.

Simply go to www.cvc.virginia.gov and click on the blue Give Now Button.

Your gift will help one or more of the 1,000 CVC charities.

Follow the steps on screen and you will be finished in less than five minutes and enjoy the wonderful feeling of giving to others.

No waiting in line to check out and no crowded mall parking lots!  CVC makes giving easy.

Paper pledges will still be accepted after today.

Thanks for giving.

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign
Office of Employee Programs
Department of Human Resource Management

Micah — CVC Charity Spotlight

MicahMicah Ecumenical Ministries is a Fredericksburg non-profit focused on assisting the chronically homeless, who often face barriers such as mental health, disabilities, substance abuse, and loss of supportive relationships. These barriers limit their access to assistance resources. “The ministry at Micah seeks to overcome such barriers by bringing the community together in a holistic approach that serves all of our neighbors’ needs.” Micah is having great success reducing the number of street homeless in our community. In fact, in 2013 Micah supported 137 people in permanent housing and increased the income of 87 individuals. As a result of their work, the number of street homeless in our community has decreased by 49% in the last four years, and Micah is being recognized across the state as a leader in the nationwide effort to reduce, and ultimately end, homelessness. As the holidays approach and the tax year comes to a close, consider giving to one of the CVC charities.  If you choose to support Micah, please use CVC # 3353. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lori at 540/654-1105 or lizykows@umw.edu. Thank you all, and best wishes for the holidays!


UMW Redskins Fans!

Redskins fans – this Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) fundraiser is for you!

DMV is again pleased to announce the Department of Motor Vehicles Washington Redskins autographed souvenir license plate auction. This year, DMV is auctioning off four personalized souvenir license plates individually signed by Morgan Moses, Jordan Reed, Santana Moss and Brian Orakpo. Keep in mind that there is only one plate for each of the four players so give it your best bid!

Here’s how it works:
• Go to www.dmvNOW.com/CVC.
• Now through Dec. 5, 2014 at noon., submit your bid(s) on the plate(s) you’d like to have.
• Check back often, as you may get outbid. The highest bid is displayed on the screen.
• Whoever has the highest bid at noon on Dec. 5, 2014, wins the autographed license plate.

That’s it!

Proceeds from the auction will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond which was selected by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.

Before placing your bid, there are a few more things you need to know:

• Auction is open to State Employees only.
• Auction winners will be notified by close of business on Dec. 5, 2014. Winners will then be instructed on how and where to send donations.
• Donations must be received at DMV headquarters no later than Dec. 10, 2014 at 4 p.m.
• Winners will be sent their autographed license plate once their donation is received.
• Souvenir license plates are not for use on vehicles. They are for display only.

Happy bidding!

Karen Grim
Department of Motor Vehicles

CVC Charity Spotlight

Tuesday, Nov. 11, is Veteran’s Day. It is a time for all Americans to remember the men and women who have worked to protect our freedoms.

There are more than 30 CVC charities that provide direct service to our military families and veterans. Take a look at the list below and consider making a pledge to one of these groups. But most importantly, set aside some time to remember, and thank a veteran. You can use the following link to find the corresponding code and make an online gift or pledge: www.cvc.virginia.gov

America’s VetDogs – the Veteran’s K-9 Corps

American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

Armed Forces Family Survivors Fund

Army Heritage Center Foundation

Blue Ridge Assistance Dogs, Inc.

Bob Woodruff Foundation

Brain Injury Association of America

Christian Military Fellowship

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust

Fisher House Foundation

Give 2 The Troops, Inc.

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Hero Dogs, Inc.

Holiday Helper Association

HomeAgain (Emergency Shelter, Inc.)

Homes for Our Troops

Hope For The Warriors

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

Marine Corps — Law Enforcement Foundation

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation
Military, Veterans & Patriotic Service Org. of America

National Veterans Legal Services Program

Navy SEAL Foundation

Olive Branch International

Operation First Response, Inc.

Operation Homefront – DC Metro Inc.

Our Military Kids, Inc.

Pathways-VA, Inc.

Quality of Life Foundation, Inc.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Support Our Troops, Inc.

The Richmond Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

USA Cares, Inc.

USO of Hampton Roads

Veteran Tickets Foundation

Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation

Volunteers of America, Chesapeake

Volunteers Repairing Homes

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

World War II Heroes Foundation – Normandy Allies

Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation


CVC Charity Spotlight


Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic

The Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic (www.mossfreeclinic.org) is an innovative, award winning, community based non-profit dedicated to providing free, high quality medical and dental care to low income, uninsured Fredericksburg area residents. With the assistance of hundreds of volunteers, the Clinic provides appointments for such services as primary and specialty care, dental care, women’s health, mental health, nutrition education, and physical therapy. Medications are filled in their on-site licensed pharmacy. Providing regular, dependable, and often life-saving health care services means that patients can go to work and take care of their families. The sheer number of low-income people who are in need of care exceeds the Clinic’s resources. In the coming year, the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic will provide comprehensive care to over 2,000 residents in our community.

If you would like to support the Moss Free Clinic, choose CVC Code 03661 when you complete your on-line or paper pledge form. http://www.cvc.virginia.gov/

Relay for Life 5K

Relay for Life’s Fight Back 5K will be held on Nov. 8, 2014.UMW relay for Life

UMW’s Relay for Life committee is hosting its annual Fight Back 5K. The course will run through campus and the surrounding neighborhoods. For registration details and additional information, please contact umwrelayforlife@gmail.com. Your participation will benefit UMW’s Relay for Life, and also counts as a CVC contribution. Just forward your email registration receipt to lizykows@umw.edu. Let’s support all of the UMW Relay for Life folks that work so hard for a cause that has very personal meaning for them.

Pledge to CVC and You Could Win Passes to Disney World!

CVC Highlights
Give to CVC and You Could Win Passes to Disney World!

Pledge your Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) donation online between Oct. 1 and 15 and you will be entered automatically to win FOUR one-day park hopper park 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 valued at $496.

A winner will be randomly selected via the online giving donors list after Oct. 15. CVC will notify the winner directly.

See the directory of CVC charities to pledge your donation online. You may pledge online now through Oct. 15 to qualify for the drawing.