CUNY Campaign for Charitable Giving
October 25, 2011
At a time when the social challenges we face can seem overwhelming, your donation to the CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving counts more than ever. Homeless families, abused children, elderly shut-ins, and teens at risk of dropping out of school-these are just a few of the many people helped each year by the CUNY Campaign.
But people with serious problems are not the only ones who benefit from the campaign. If you've used your local recreation association, if your parents participate in activities at their neighborhood senior citizens center, or if your child attends a daycare center or after-school program, chances are your life has been made a little better thanks to the CUNY Campaign. There is one essential ingredient that enables the CUNY Campaign to support the many valuable programs servicing your area, the nation, and the world: your contribution.
This year the CUNY Campaign for charitable Giving is “Going Green.” No longer are paper pledge forms and brochures necessary. A comprehensive website was launched in October 2011. On the website you will find the mission and purpose of the Campaign, lists of participating agencies, and a new on-line donation form. Please visit http://www.cuny.edu/site/campaign.html
for further information. For those who are more comfortable with the paper format, booklets are available through the Office of Human Resources located in Kiely Hall 163.
Please contribute whatever amount you are comfortable with. Signing up for the payroll deduction option makes giving easier as your gift will be taken out of your paycheck in small deductions throughout the year-and those small donations add up to great benefits for many people.
I know that our contributions can make a difference. Together, we can help promote positive, lasting change in people's lives and in communities throughout our area. Our Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Reinalda Medina, has volunteered to shepherd Queens College's participation in the 2011 CUNY Campaign. Please join me and Reinalda in making this our most successful year yet.