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$2 per month 
(two candy bars)
  • Sends a child with epilepsy to a morning of summer camp
  • Provides one unit of a cryoprecipitate blood transfusion for woman suffering from a rare blood disorder

$5 per month 
(two lattes)
  • Buys 188 lbs. of food to be distributed to the needy

  • Plants 100 cedar trees for a habitat restoration project

  • Provides a week of groceries and toiletries for two hungry families from a local food bank


$8 per month 
(three lattes)
  • Covers the cost for a spinal tap, including physician’s fee

  • Provides one unit (of the average required 52 units a year) red blood cell transfusion for a patient with thalassemia (a genetic blood disorder)


$10 per month 
(two fast food lunches)
  • Provides crisis services to six victims of sexual assault

  • Equals a complete platelet count for two children going through cancer treatment

  • Enables response to an emergency situation for an entire family


$20 per month 
(two people going to a movie)
  • Two nights of safe shelter for a battered woman and her child

  • 104 meals a year and 26 rides to work for homeless shelter residents

  • Breakfast and a snack for a child at a center for kids with emotional problems


$25 per month — Bronze level
(snacks for two people going to a movie)
  • One year of school-based services for a child victimized by abuse.

  • Preventing 10 senior citizens from choosing between food and medicine.

  • One year of adult basic education instruction, nearly 1,000 hours.


$50 per month — Silver level
  • Provides art supplies for 120 young artists.

  • Fund spay/neuter clinic for 25 cats and kittens.

  • Provide coverage for a bone marrow biopsy.


$100 per month — Gold level
  • Cover lights and heat for a family in transitional housing apartments.

  • Provide 100 people with a meal during a disaster.

  • Pay for a six-week support group for 10 families affected by grief.


 

 

Now through December 2, UW Tacoma staff and faculty may enroll in the UW Combined Fund Drive to give to one or more of 5,000 local, national and global charities registered with the campaign.


Restaurant Takeover: Indochine & The Swiss

Indochine Asian Dining Lounge has graciously agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds starting Tuesday, November 29th through Sunday, December 4th to the Tacoma Community House through the UWCFD. During this time, 20% of the sales of appetizers will go directly to this local organization!

To learn more about the Tacoma Community House, a community-based service center for immigrants, refugees and long-time South Sound residents, please click here.

Be sure to stop in November 29th through December 4th and order one (or more) of Indochine’s delicious appetizers!

 

The Swiss Restaurant and Pub has also graciously agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds the week of Monday, November 28th through Friday, December 2nd to St. Leo Food Connection through the UWCFD. During this time, $1.00 of the sales of appetizers will go directly to this local organization!

To learn more about St. Leo Food Connection, a local non-profit that has been fighting hunger in Pierce County for over 35 years, please click here.

 

Be sure to stop in November 28th through December 2nd and order one (or more) of The Swiss' delicious appetizers!

 


    Where is the "Spirit of Giving Trophy" this week?

    We’re in Week 4 of the UW Tacoma Combined Fund Drive (CFD) Social Media Campaign! Complete the survey here to share the correct location of “The Spirit of Giving Trophy” in the image above by Wedneday, November 23, 5pm. Include why Giving Matters to you and be entered to win a gift certificate to Adriatic Grill.

    Congratulations to last week's winner: Nan West!

    To ensure you don’t miss next week’s chance to win, like the UW CFD Facebook Page.

    Here’s a hint: You can see the Tacoma Link Light Rail from here...

    Your gift matters. Giving matters.


    Buffalo Soldiers Museum Coin Drive

    Through December 2, 2016
    WCG 113

    Donate your spare change now through December 2 to support the Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Tacoma! The mission of the Buffalo Soldiers Museum is to educate, preserve and present the history and outstanding contributions of American's Buffalo Soldiers from 1866 - 1945 including WWII 1941 - 1945. This is the story about a Love of Liberty. You can help by making a donation either through the UW Combined Fund Drive (charity code # 1481644) or drop off your spare change at the WCG 113.


    Support our students by donating to The Pantry!

    For more information about The Pantry you can visit the website http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/thepantry or contact Dr. Ricardo Ortega at 253.692.4655.

     


    Featured Charities


    Supporting UW Tacoma through the Combined Fund Drive

    UW Tacoma is proud that so many of its employees participate in the state's Combined Fund Drive, our workplace giving campaign. Many employees choose to make their charitable contributions to UW Tacoma. You can give to specific UW Tacoma funds listed below, as well as many programs across the UW.

    CHANCELLOR

    • UW Tacoma Excellence Fund (Charity code 0315816) – Gifts to this fund promote expanded student access and instructional excellence for the UW Tacoma campus. Gifts are used at the discretion to cover immediate or unexpected campus needs. 
      *Note: This is called “UW Tacoma Fund” in the CFD campaign
    • UW Tacoma Global Honors Excellence Fund (Charity code 1480041) – To provide discretionary support for the UW Tacoma Global Honors Program.

    GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    • UW Tacoma Scholarship Fund (Charity code 0490839) – To provide current-use scholarship support to UW Tacoma students from all academic programs.
    • Amanda Dauron Memorial Scholarship Fund (Charity code 1480798) – To provide current-use scholarship support to UW Tacoma undergraduate students from all academic programs.

    EDUCATION

    • UW Tacoma Education Excellence Fund (Charity code 1480014) – Provides discretionary support for the Education Program at the UW Tacoma campus.
    • UW Tacoma Education Program Scholarship Fund (Charity code 1480015) – To provide scholarship support for students in the UW Tacoma Education Program.

    INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    • UW Tacoma Institute of Technology Excellence Fund (Charity code 1480016) – Provides discretionary support for the Institute of Technology of the UW Tacoma campus.
    • UWT Institute of Technology Scholarship (Charity code 1480017) – To provide scholarship support to students in the UW Tacoma Institute of Technology.

    SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS & SCIENCES

    • UW Tacoma IAS Excellence Fund (Charity code 1477524) – Provides support for the UW Tacoma Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program. Advances the development of innovative teaching and learning strategies in areas not supported by state funding.
    • Tacoma IAS Scholarship Fund (Charity code 1472587) – To provide scholarship support to students in the UW Tacoma Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and UW Tacoma Environmental Programs.

    MILGARD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

    • UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business Excellence Fund (Charity code 1479546)– Provides discretionary support for the UW Tacoma Business program.
    • UWT Business Administration Scholarship Fund (Charity code 1480018) – To provide scholarship support to students in the UW Tacoma Business Administration Program.

    NURSING

    • UW Tacoma Nursing Excellence Fund (Charity code 1480019) – Provides discretionary support for the Nursing Program at the UW Tacoma campus.
    • Rosa Franklin Scholarship Fund (Charity code 1480020) – To provide scholarship support to students in the UW Tacoma Nursing Program.

    SOCIAL WORK

    • UW Tacoma Social Work Excellence Fund (Charity code 1480021) – Provides discretionary support for the Social Work department at the UW Tacoma campus.
    • Tacoma Social Work Program Scholarship Fund (Charity code 1480022) – To provide scholarship support to students in the UW Tacoma Social Work Program.

    URBAN STUDIES

    • UW Tacoma Urban Studies Excellence Fund (Charity code 1480023) – Provides discretionary support for the UW Tacoma Urban Studies program.
    • Tacoma Urban Studies Scholarship (Charity Code 1480797) – To provide scholarship support to students in the UW Tacoma Urban Studies Program.
    • UW Tacoma Earling Mork/Ryan Petty Scholarship Fund (Charity code 1480024) – Provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students of the Urban Studies Program based on need and merit.

    OTHER

    • UW Tacoma Student Affairs Excellence Fund (Charity code 1479508) – Provides discretionary support to Student Affairs that cannot be paid from other funding sources.
    • UW Tacoma Diversity Project (Charity code 1479739) – Provides support for projects of the Diversity Resource Center.
    • UW Tacoma Enrollment Services Excellence Fund (Charity Code 1481135) – Provides discretionary support to Enrollment Services that cannot be paid from other funding sources.

    2016 CFD Committee

    Chair:
    Harlan Patterson (Finance & Administration; patterh@uw.edu)
    Co-Chair/UW Tacoma Campus CFD Coordinator:
    Susan Wagshul-Golden (Campus Safety & Security; swg5@uw.edu)
    Members:
    Shani Abegunawardana (Student and Enrollment Services; shaniabe@uw.edu)
    Joel Larson (Institute of Technology; jilarson@uw.edu)
    Yana Wilson (Advancement; wilsonyk@uw.edu)
    Michal Nolte (Office of the Registrar; noltem@uw.edu)
    Linda Spence-Noyer (Enrollment Services; lsnoyer@uw.edu)