Not too late to turn in Partners in Giving contribution forms

Although our annual Partners in Giving Campaign officially ended in November, we are still in the process of collecting and depositing all the gifts made by University staff. Faculty and staff can still turn in their forms, and replacement forms are available if they have lost their original forms. For those who plan to use the payroll deduction option, it is very important to return the forms as soon as possible.

We hope to increase the number of university employees who participate in the Partners in Giving campaign. Being a part of the campaign is important regardless of the amount that one is able to give.

The University’s Partners in Giving Campaign committee is pleased to share with you that, after six weeks of this year’s campaign, we have raised $652,972 from 1966 donors. This compares with $573,802 from 1711 donors last year at this time. We certainly could not have achieved these results without a lot of hard work by all of our volunteers. It is a great example of how University staff members do their part in making our community a great place to live and work. Thanks again for all you are doing.

We also want to share with you that, as of today, 390 staff members have redeemed their coupons for a total of 1,560 tickets to Partners in Giving Appreciation Day at the Kohl Center on Sunday, February 22. Please remind your staff to redeem their coupons so we have time to process the tickets. As a personal reminder, please mark your own calendars for the Appreciation Day event to join fellow colleagues in celebrating the results of our annual campaign!

We would also be interested in receiving your nominations for special awards for meritorious service to the campaign. Please forward any nominations you have to Gary Sandefur, University Campaign Chair, at Include a brief description of why you think the unit or individual deserves the award.

Awards and criteria are:

  • Special Events Award: Measurable improvement in a unit campaign resulting from creative or special activities.
  • Secretary’s Award: A dedicated, reliable, grassroots involved person who did an outstanding job in making the campaign a success.
  • Governor’s Award: Creativity, resourcefulness, enthusiasm, integrity and outstanding achievement.
  • Alesch Award: Length of service, leadership, involvement in multiple Partners in Giving roles.

These awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the State Capitol in the Spring.

On Wisconsin!

Biddy Martin