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September 29, 2005

UW kicks off campus Combined Fund Drive

More than 70 charities — from social, health, and human service agencies, to environmental organizations, and the arts — will participate in the first Combined Fund Drive Charity Fair at the University of Washington, on Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 from 11 am to 2 pm in the HUB Ballroom Last year the Combined Fund Drive raised more than $1.4 million through the generosity of UW employees to support more than 2,300 charities. Faculty, staff and students can find out how their donations make a difference, and also learn about volunteer and internship opportunities at:

The event will include refreshments, give-aways and door prizes.

The 2005 Combined Fund Drive will be held October 5 — November 23.

About the Combined Fund Drive
Since 1984, state employees and retirees have come together to express their generosity and shared commitment to the public good by giving a portion of their paychecks to charity through the workplace giving program.


  • The Combined Fund Drive has raised more than $67 million in pledges in the last twenty years.
  • Washington State is the national leader in charitable giving based on the size of our state.
  • The 2005 campaign raised more than $5.46 million, including more than $1.4 million from the University of Washington.
  • This year’s goal for the University of Washington is $1.64 million.

Further information may be found at: http://www.cfd.wa.gov and http://www.uwcfd.washington.edu