Employee Giving Campaign FAQs


What is the DCCCD Employee Giving Campaign?


The DCCCD Employee Giving Campaign is an annual campaign for the employees of the DCCCD community to participate in and support the areas at their college that they care about the most. It is designed to raise awareness throughout the district about the importance of private gifts to DCCCD.

The campaign is an internal fundraising effort led by DCCCD volunteers specifically focused on participation for all employees including Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, El Centro, Eastfield, North Lake, Mountain View, Richland and all district locations.

 


Where do DCCCD Employee Giving Campaign gifts go?


You decide what you want to support. Priority needs have been identified for each college of DCCCD by the president of the college. As an alternative, you may also donate to an existing fund of your choice. Simply select "Other" in the designation drop down menu and type in the fund name.

 


Why is faculty and staff giving important?


As members of the DCCCD faculty and staff, we are aware of the need for ongoing investment in our programs, people and infrastructure. We know that investment pays significantly in terms of the student experience, the well-being of our district and our future. Also, because we care about DCCCD students.

By participating in the DCCCD Employee Giving Campaign, employees demonstrate pride in and dedication to our colleges and our community. We also send a powerful message to those outside the district, such as legislators, corporations and foundations, and alumni and friends that we are committed to DCCCD.

 


I can only give a modest amount. How can that possibly make a difference?


Our goal is participation — every gift is important! The DCCCD Employee Giving Campaign shows the power of each individual. When one person’s gift adds to another’s, and another’s, together, our gifts add up to a significant amount. But most of all we demonstrate to our alumni and friends who have invested on our behalf that we share their commitment.

 


How will my gift be recognized?

 

The DCCCD Foundation will issue gift receipts for all gifts made to the DCCCD Employee Giving Campaign. Additionally, donors who give a gift of $60 or more will receive a tote bag with insulated base!

 


I want to make a big impact. I want my gift to endure forever. How can I do that?


You may contact Suzanne Bristol, Director of Development for DCCCD Foundation, to discuss making a lasting impact through estate gifts and other planned giving options. 

 


I have included DCCCD in my will or trust. Do I need to do anything else?


Yes, it is important to document your bequest to DCCCD with the DCCCD Foundation. The process is simple and provides the opportunity for you to define the impact that you want your gift to have. A development professional will assist you and donor information can be kept confidential if you so desire.

 


Can I donate to other charities?


We appreciate that you want to support other charities. The DCCCD Employee Giving Campaign is an internal fundraising campaign that supports the DCCCD community. If you wish to support other charities, we encourage you to reach out to them directly.

 


How do I give a one-time gift?


You may choose to make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift using your debit or credit card.

 


How do I give through payroll deduction?


To give through payroll deduction, simply select the “Payroll Deduction” option and select the amount of your MONTHLY contribution. Your gift will be deducted in equal installments for 12 or 9 months. For instance, an monthly gift of $5 will be $60/year if you select 12 monthly installments or $45/year if you select 9 monthly installments.

To participate in payroll deduction, donations must be received by October 1, 2019. At the conclusion of the campaign, the DCCCD Foundation will reach out to you to confirm your gift and request your signature prior to the first deduction in January 2020.

 


Who should I contact if I have questions about payroll deduction?


You should contact DCCCD Talent Central at 214-378-1507.