MISSOULA — More than 400 University of Montana employees recently participated in the 2013-14 Charitable Giving Campaign by donating $104,550 to local charitable organizations.
During the Charitable Giving Campaign, UM employees can make donations to various local organizations via one-time gifts or payroll deductions. The agencies selected to participate in the campaign are closely evaluated to ensure that all donations go directly to local services. This year, 13 nonprofits and two nonprofit federations participated in the campaign at UM.
“I can’t say enough about the employees across campus who work so hard to make the campaign successful,” said Rosi Keller, associate vice president for administration and finance and chair of this year’s campaign. “It is incredibly rewarding to see the reactions from agencies when they’re notified of the funds raised through the campaign for their organizations. We are truly making a difference in our community.”
The fundraising effort that became UM’s Charitable Giving Campaign began during the 1986-87 academic year when faculty and staff pledged $25,000.