For 24 years, Washington State has proven to be one of the most giving states in the nation.
2011 Combined Fund Drive Awards
The Combined Fund Drive (CFD) is Washington State’s workplace giving program for active and retired public employees. State and higher education employees are invited to give to the charity of their choice through payroll contributions and agency fundraising events. For 24 years, Washington State has proven to be one of the most giving states in the nation. Each year, over 17,000 active and retired public employees pledge more than $5 million to over 3,800 different local, national and global charities.
- Executive Sponsor Award – Ted Sturdevant, Polly Zehm, & Carol Fleskes
- Greatest percentage of participation within a Large State Agency (32%)
- 2011 Statewide Campaign Leader Nominee – Mary-Ellen Voss
Ecology increased awareness and participation by better informing our staff about the Combined Fund Drive and the variety of charities that are registered with them. Ecology staff speaks about the importance of CFD efforts at staff meetings and by holding charity fairs. Considering the wage cut in the last couple of years, it is a true achievement to see the total number of dollars and donors increase in 2011.