Faculty & Staff Insider

January 6, 2020

UW raises more than $1.97 million for those in need

UW faculty, staff, retirees, students and alumni came together this fall to support their favorite nonprofits through the UW Combined Fund Drive.

Together, we contributed $1,975,515 to a variety of organizations, which will make a significant impact on the lives of many, both locally and nationally.

“Through payroll deduction, personal donations and event participation, our employees have continued to go above and beyond in serving our state and world,” said Kerri Fuller, development officer and campaign manager for the UW Combined Fund Drive. “It’s amazing to see the UW’s generous contributions toward helping so many.”

The UW Combined Fund Drive collaborates with a featured charity, co-hosting special events and working to boost the organization’s fundraising efforts. This year’s charity was Be The Match, which works to save the lives of those diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers. The UWCFD and Be The Match partnered to raise money to help add donors to the registry, assist patients with uninsured transplant costs and fund groundbreaking research.

“We’re proud to partner with Be The Match this year knowing that our donations help save lives,” said Fuller. “Through the UW community’s generous support, the registry will grow and more people diagnosed with blood cancers may find a match.”

The UWCFD is part of a statewide fundraising campaign that dates back to 1984. The UW community has contributed more than $50 million for nonprofits, UW scholarships and UW programs through the campaign.

If you missed this year’s drive or still want to show your support, you can give year-round through payroll deduction.

Visit the UW Combined Fund Drive website to find volunteer opportunities as well as special events like Diversity Resource expo in May, a Cat Café in June and the monthly Sustainability Film Series.