The UW Combined Fund Drive, part of the state’s workplace giving campaign, kicks off with a Charity Fair & Silent Auction on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the HUB north ballroom.
This annual event is free and open to UW faculty, staff, students and retirees.
Learn about the community work of more than 80 charities and enter to win door prizes. The grand prize is a one-night stay at the Mayflower Park Hotel and four tickets to see the Seattle Seahawks.
Autographed items from local athletes, a Microsoft Kinect and games, restaurant gift certificates and more will be up for bid at a silent auction benefitting the Northwest Burn Foundation, the UW Combined Fund Drive’s featured charity this year. The foundation helps burn injury survivors and advocates for burn prevention.
This year’s UW Combined Fund Drive runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 29. Learn more about how to donate and search for charities on the drive’s website.
Last year the UW community set a new giving record for the university by raising nearly $2.12 million for 1,755 charitable nonprofits.