Faculty & Staff Insider

September 9, 2019

Support the 2019 UW Combined Fund Drive this fall

Each fall, the UW Combined Drive Fund provides UW employees an opportunity to give back by donating to their favorite nonprofit organizations. Whether you’re interested in the arts, environment, human services, medical research, international relief or animal welfare, you can make a difference through an easy payroll deduction.

Here are some additional ways you can contribute to this year’s drive from Oct. 2 to Dec. 6:

Donate Oct. 2 to 13 and claim your $5 Starbucks gift card
Those who make a new $5 donation, add $5 to an existing pledge, or log one volunteer hour this week will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card compliments of WSECU.

Attend the Fall Nonprofit Expo
All UW students, staff, faculty and retirees are also invited to the Fall Nonprofit Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom. Meet with more than 80 local nonprofits to learn how they support a variety of causes, while enjoying complimentary refreshments and amazing door prizes. Bring new men’s or women’s socks to benefit Teen Feed and earn an extra door prize drawing ticket! Bid on silent auction items to benefit this year’s featured charity, Be The Match.

Be The Match
This year’s featured charity is Be The Match, which works to save the lives of those diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers. The UWCFD and Be The Match aim to raise money to help add donors to the registry, help patients with uninsured transplant costs and fund groundbreaking research.

Learn more about Be The Match:

  • Register or share the registry with your coworkers, friends, family and social media networks and save a life.
  • Learn about how Be The Match helped UW Professor Alexis Harris.

With your help, our University can surpass our $2.1 million in pledges from last year.