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Announcing the 2012-13 Annual Charitable Campaign (Nov. 12, 2012)
Rutgers–Camden has a well-earned reputation for creatively responding to issues that affect the quality of life in New Jersey and around the world. Now, more than ever before, our support is needed as neighborhoods and families seek to rebuild in the wake of recent storms.
In that spirit, I ask you to consider participating in the 2012-13 New Jersey State Employees Charitable Campaign, which is an opportunity to provide support to more than 1,000 human service, health, and education agencies that deliver much-needed assistance to our neighbors here in Camden and in the communities where we live.
As befits a leading regional institution, Rutgers–Camden seeks to take a leadership role in this event. Our campus goal for 2012-13 is $15,000. I firmly believe that we can achieve this outcome.
Clearly, you should give what you can afford. If each staff and faculty member gave at least $78 through payroll deduction, spread out over the course of one year, we will achieve and exceed our goal. If you wish to direct your donation to a specific charity, the minimum amount is $52. The deadline for participating is Dec. 3, 2012.
The process is simple. Visit the Rutgers website for the Charitable Campaign at http://ur.rutgers.edu/about/nj-state-employees-charitable-campaign, where you will find access to the listing of organizations, a pledge form, and instructions on activating payroll deduction. In order to designate your gift to the charity of your choice, you must be certain to deliver your completed pledge form to Michele Robinson in the chancellor’s office by the end of Dec. 3. Michele also will accept donations made in the form of cash or checks.
Please contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 6576 if you would like more details. Forms should be returned to her in the chancellor’s office (303 Cooper Street) on our campus.
Many agencies, all delivering important assistance to our friends and neighbors, participate in this campaign. I encourage you to commit your support to an entity that serves the community of your choice. You also may wish to consider a special contribution to an organization that is working to help New Jersey recover from the devastation of the storm.
In recognition of your support, five contributors will be randomly selected and invited to be my personal guests for an off-campus lunch during the spring semester.
Thank you for joining me in this important campaign. I ask managers to provide this information to employees who may not have regular computer access.
Wendell E. Pritchett, J.D., Ph.D.