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Workplace Campaigns

Getting Started:

If you'd like to host a campaign for your workplace, please contact Director of Resource Development, Megan Omohundro at momohundro@uwtc.org. We will work with you to make sure that you have the tools, speakers and support necessary for a successful Workplace Campaign!

What a Workplace Campaign Accomplishes:

Workplace Campaigns are the backbone of the annual UWTC Community Campaign, representing more than 90% of total funding. We're thankful to all the businesses and organizations that dedicate themselves to making a stronger Tompkins County and impacting lives through their participation in our Community Campaign.

Workplace campaigns give your employees the opportunity to make their charitable contributions to the Community Care Fund (CCF) knowing:

  • 100% of their individual donation goes to programming and direct services (UWTC keeps no fees nor overhead expenses).

  • Their gift, no matter what size, is joined with others to fund 45 agencies and over 100 programs that make our community stronger and can assist them, their friends, and family members.

  • They are funding programs and services that are proven to have high impact in meeting basic needs for Tompkins County residents.

  • They can decide at once what to give, but spread out their charitable giving through payroll deductions, making it easier to give.

  • Their funding is often leveraged by the agency as matching funds when applying for State and Federal grants, due to UWTC guaranteeing this funding in advance.

Employees can also designate other agencies to receive their donations, including United Ways in other counties. As with the CCF, 100% of their donations goes on to these designees.

Timing of Workplace Campaigns:

We split the majority of workplace campaigns into three periods annually:

Pacesetters: Begin as early as mid-june and end by mid-September

Fall: Begin in mid-September and end by early November

End of Year: Begin in early November and end by December 31

We also will hold a spring campaign if that is what works best for your workplace culture and timeline.

*Pacesetters are organizations that conduct their United Way workplace campaigns before the annual Day of Caring campaign kickoff. They serve as model companies and organizations of the overall Community, setting the pace for the entire campaign and helping determine our annual goal. That said, all of our Workplace Campaigns are important and make a difference!

RESOURCES:


You may receive our last financial report at: www.uwtc.org/annual-report-financials   
You may receive additional information on charitable organizations at: NY Office of the Attorney General (www.charitiesnys.com) (212-416-8401).

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