UW Combined Fund Drive

Thank you for powering the 2023 UWCFD workplace giving campaign!

The 2023 UW Combined Fund Drive campaign has wrapped up and we are pleased to announce that UW faculty, staff and retirees donated more than $1.94 million last year to support local, national and international nonprofit organizations.

Thank you to all the folks who made a donation, volunteered and shared information about the CFD!

The UWCFD was excited to share the work of this year’s featured non-profit: NAMI Seattle (the National Alliance of Mental Illness). As we move into post-pandemic life, mental health is a more present concern than it has ever been. As we continue to settle in to the “new normal,” there seems to be an increasing need for mental health care and a harder time finding it.

Generous UW donors pledged more than $21,000 to NAMI-Seattle to support better mental health care. UW employees heard and understood the critical need for access to mental health services and more than 400 new donors stepped up and made a gift.

“Once again, I am so impressed by our UW community of donors” said Jolyn Mason, Director of Employee Social Impact Programs and UWCFD Campaign Manager. “When people talk about who the most engaged and generous donors are, there is no question that is UW employees and retirees.”

While dollar amounts are down slightly this year, the UWCFD saw a net increase of more than 200 donors in the last year. This is an employee giving campaign and we are so thrilled to see more employees participating. By connecting with the community and the causes that matter, UWCFD donors are making a world of difference.

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.

UW Combined Fund Drive is year-round!

You don’t have to wait until next year’s campaign to support great organizations in your community and around the world. Donate or volunteer your time today through the UWCFD!