MISSOULA — More than 400 University of Montana employees recently participated in the 2014-15 Charitable Giving Campaign by donating $94,928 to local charitable organizations.
During the Charitable Giving Campaign, UM employees can make donations to various local organizations through 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 12 nonprofits and three nonprofit federations participated in the campaign at UM.
“Each year we are excited to run the campaign on campus and engage employees in giving back to the many organizations that meet important community needs,” said Andrea Vernon, chair of the 2014-15 campaign and director of UM’s Office for Civic Engagement. “The campaign is an important way to demonstrate our support, as a campus, of the important work that nonprofit organizations do in our community every day to help Missoula be a wonderful place to live and work.”
The fundraising effort that became UM’s Charitable Giving Campaign began during the 1986-87 academic year when faculty and staff pledged $25,000.