UW News

October 7, 2010

2010 Combined Fund Drive kicks off with Oct. 13 Charity Fair

The UW will kick off its 2010 Combined Fund Drive, the state’s workplace giving campaign, with a Charity Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Mary Gates Commons.

About 70 charities will be present at the event. It’s great opportunity to meet the people involved with the charities one-on-one and learn about their programs and volunteer opportunities.

There will also be a coin drive to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation of Alaska, Montana, Northern Idaho & Washington — look for the jars to donate spare change. To add to the festivities, there will be a chance to win door prizes and sample treats.

The fair is sponsored by Willamette Dental of Washington, Liberty Mutual and School Employees Credit Union of Washington. Learn more — or make a donation — online at the campaign’s website, or contact Kerri Everly, campaign manager, at 206-616-5437 or keverly@uw.edu.