UW Combined Fund Drive

Welcome to the 2023 UWCFD workplace giving campaign

We look forward to helping you make campaign 2023 the best one ever! We’re ready to support your workplace campaign in person or online – whatever makes the most sense for your group.

This year, our featured nonprofit is National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Seattle. NAMI – Seattle provides advocacy, education and support for people impacted by mental health conditions in our area, helping to bridge the gap between community need and the systems available to meet that need. We can’t wait to share more of the their work with you!

Mark your calendar for coordinator training: We are offering in person AND online coordinator trainings again this year. Register here to sign up for one of the trainings below. If the dates we are offering don’t work for you, your Campaign Assistant will be happy to help orient you.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Ravenna Room, UW Tower
  • Thursday, September 21, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (virtual)
  • Monday, September 25, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (virtual)
  • Friday, September 29, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (virtual)
  • Wednesday, October 4, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., HUB 214

Save the date for our “Super Start Day” events on October 11

  • Coordinator Kickoff – October 11 from 10 a.m. -11:15 a.m. Join us in person in the Walker Ames Room (or online) to learn more about NAMI – Seattle. We’ll have coffee, we’ll have swag and we’ll have door prizes. The trifecta of awesome – click the link to register. But wait, there’s more!
  • Nonprofit Expo: October 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – We’ll be online again this year. Visit during the opening hours of the event to connect with staff hosting nonprofit booths. Unstaffed booths will be up throughout the campaign for you to check out your old favorites and find your new favorites. This is a great way to learn more about the good work happening here and around the world. And more!
  • Online Silent Auction: October 11 – 18. Look for items to start showing up there at the beginning of October. Share the date and info with your colleagues. AND coffee!
  • First Week to Give: October 11 – 17. That’s right, we’ve got a $5 Starbucks card – courtesy of WSECU – for anyone who makes a new gift of $5 or more, increases an existing gift by $5 or more OR logs an hour of volunteer time. Do good, drink coffee. Win-Win.

Stay tuned to learn more about Coordinator Connections, the Evergreen Sale, Lunch & Learns and an in-person nonprofit expo featuring mental health organizations.

Volunteer as a UWCFD campaign coordinator

A key element of our success each campaign is the work of creative and committed campaign coordinators who promote the drive within their departments. Campaign coordinators serve as the local advocates for the campaign—sharing campaign messaging and online engagement opportunities. The UWCFD provides support to coordinators to help engage and inspire their colleagues. We’ll work with you to craft a campaign that reflects your department’s culture.

Interested in volunteering on behalf of your department or unit this year? We’d love to have you! Let us know of your interest via email!

For nonprofits

  • Want to be part of the Combined Fund Drive? It’s easy! Click here for more info.
  • Want to make sure you get invites to on-campus events and updates on what we are doing? Email us and we’ll add you to our speaker’s bureau!
  • Want to participate in our virtual nonprofit expo? Email us and we’ll get you in.

Volunteer recognition

Thank you to our donors and volunteers who made a difference for our communities during our 2022 annual campaign. With your support, we raised $1,975,067.87 to support nonprofits, locally, nationally and around the world.

The UWCFD and the state CFD office recognize dedicated volunteers and teams each year with a variety of awards each year. Our annual volunteer recognition event is held in March.