UW News

October 20, 2015

UW Combined Fund Drive kicks off with Charity Fair & Silent Auction

UW Human Resources Marketing & Communications

The UW Combined Fund Drive begins its fall campaign with a Charity Fair & Silent Auction on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the HUB ballroom from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Representatives from more than 80 nonprofits will be on hand ready to describe their community work.

The UWCFD, UW’s workplace giving campaign, raised more than $2 million last year for 1,800 nonprofits and for many UW scholarships and programs. This year’s campaign runs through Dec. 4.

A coin drive, sock drive, and silent auction benefit the featured charity, Facing Homelessness. Bring your spare change and a package of new socks for men, women, or children to support Facing Homelessness, whose mission is to create an awareness of people living on the street, and to help.

Auction items include a Woodmark Hotel Package, Hoodsport Winery Wine & Chocolate Tasting, EMP Tickets, Seattle Children’s Theatre Tickets, 5focus Kinesis Classes, and a Brian Carter Cellars Wine Tasting, and door prizes include a GoPro camera and Seattle Mariners tickets prize pack. All faculty, staff, students, and retirees are welcome to attend.