UW Combined Fund Drive

Coordinator Training and Resources

Do Good, Have Fun. Repeat.

The UWCFD is fun!

Last fall, the UW community came together – though we were physically apart – and raised more than $2 million for thousands of nonprofits through our workplace giving campaign.

A key element of that success was the work of creative and committed campaign coordinators who promote the drive within their departments.

The 2021 UWCFD campaign runs through December 3 with training for volunteer campaign coordinators beginning in September. We expect this year’s campaign to have a variety of in person and virtual events and opportunities, although, after last year, we know to expect the unexpected!

We know that return to work means something different for everyone. All our departments and units have a different vision for their new normal and the UWCFD will be here to support your campaign efforts – in person or otherwise.

During the campaign, you can help by:

  • Sharing information about events and nonprofits
  • Making a gift
  • Inviting a speaker to share the work their nonprofit is doing
  • Hosting a fundraiser or event

Campaign 2021 Coordinator Training 

Couldn’t make it to a training? No worries! Check out our brief UWCFD Coordinator Training – Overview

Additional Resources

The UWCFD is here to provide the tools and resources to help you make this campaign awesome.

Tool kit

Your digital campaign

If your department holds a fundraiser, complete the fundraiser form and attach a money order or cashier’s check payable to the CFD (no cash). Send the form and money order/cashier’s check to UWCFD, Box 359200.

Impact statements

Animals and the environment

  • $5 per month helps Washington Trails Association keep great hiking info free and easy to find, so you can get outside all year long (Washington Trails Association)
  • $12 per month can host a rural renewables workshop to help a small community switch to small-scale sustainable energy (EarthShare Washington)
  • $25 provides crucial fluids for neglected or abandoned animals (Pasado’s Safe Haven)

Arts, culture and humanities

  • $10 donation will provide 10 sets of rhythm sticks for use in group music therapy sessions for marginalized children (Snohomish County Music Project)
  • $10 a month supports an essential community service, from distance learning and educational resources for families, to trusted information from PBS NewsHour and the inspiring drama of MASTERPIECE (KCTS9)
  • $25 a month creates a scholarship for an outstanding drama student (UW School of Drama)
  • $25 covers lunch for two youth during a team-building snowboarding outing (the Service Board)

Children, youth and family services

  • $10 per month can support art and craft materials for classrooms to help creative and imaginative play (ChildHaven)
  • $10 a month pays for two therapy sessions with a special educator (Wonderland Kids)
  • $20 provides 10 packages of diaper cream for healthy bottoms (WestSide Baby)

Disaster relief and emergency services

  • $6 provides 1 large 14-litre bucket that can be used to haul water or other relief supplies (American Red Cross)
  • $12.50 a month can ship 100 pounds of critical medicine and medical supplies for disaster survivors (Americares)

Education and literacy

  • $5 per pay period educates 10 Seattle Police Officers per year about bias and Holocaust history through our “Law Enforcement and Society” workshops (Holocaust Center for Humanity)
  • $10 a month can cover a student’s annual discounted bus pass (Northwest Education Access (formerly Seattle Education Access))
  • $20 provides a newly released participant with a gift card to Goodwill, Safeway, or Walgreens in order to obtain clothing, food, or hygiene supplies (Un-loop)
  • $25.00 gives one month of basic internet access for a student parent on track to graduate (Goodwin Connections)

Health and medical research

  • $10 saves children from potentially fatal asthma attacks by educating one teacher (American Lung Association)
  • $12.50 a month will pay for an uninsured patient to get a mammogram (Susan G Komen Puget Sound)
  • $25 covers one clinic visit co-pay. Marrow transplant patients must visit the transplant clinic daily or weekly during their 3 to 6 months of outpatient recovery (Be The Match)

Housing and homelessness

  • $2 a month stocks two new residents’ pantries with food (Plymouth Housing)
  • $17 a month provides about 4 meals to homeless youth (ROOTS Young Adult Shelter)
  • $15.00 dollars would raise enough money for a sleeping bag to someone who is experiencing homelessness (Facing Homelessness)

Human services

  • $8.33 per month provides 4 hours of advanced training for one dog (Summit Assistance Dogs)
  • $24 per month ($6 per week) provides four sets of adjustable handle reins for riders with disabilities (Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center)
  • $25 helps a newly-arrived refugee studying English pay for basic Adult Education Classes (Neighborhood House)

Food and food distribution

  • $10 means we can provide 3-4 days of food to a student (UW Food Pantry)
  • $10 per month provides 720 pounds of nutritious food including rice and beans, fruits, vegetables, rolled oats, meat, and pasta (Northwest Harvest)
  • $20 feeds a child for a month by redirecting good food from manufacturers, farmers, grocery stores, and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste (Food Lifeline)

International relief and development

  • $6 allows us to plant an indigenous tree on safely cleared land (PeaceTrees Vietnam)
  • $5 a month will provide a BioSand Water Filter for a poor family in sub-Saharan Africa or Asia, ensuring clean water for the family for 30 years (Friendly Water for the World)

Senior centers and services

  • $10 provides companionship and one ride to a medical, dental, or essential appointment to keep a senior living independently for as long as possible.
  • $10 per month support the Greenwood Senior Center’s dementia friendly programs for those living with a diagnosed memory loss and their caregiver.  Programming includes twice a month sing-a-long, The Gathering Place enrichment program and dementia friendly meditation (Greenwood Senior Center)

Nomination forms

The 2021 campaign nomination forms will be posted in December!

Campaign assistant information

Campaign assistants (CA) are here for you and your campaign. Your CA will help you make your workplace giving campaign personal to your office. We’re here to help you run a fun, engaging and successful workplace giving campaign.

Campaign assistants support multiple accounts made up of various schools and departments throughout the University’s three campuses and three medical centers.

Your campaign assistant is here to help you develop and implement campaign plans that are going to work the best for your department. They’ll help you create material and opportunities to get your co-workers engaged in making a different.

CAs are your go-to resource for event planning, public speaking, team building, charity speakers and gathering materials to aid and assist you in your role as a coordinator – especially as we move the campaign online!

Dean Speer

Senior Campaign Assistant

Annabel Weyhrich

Campaign Assistant

Kate Montebello

Campaign Assistant

Camille Nagasawa

Campaign Assistant