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‘Virginia is for Givers:’ Donors to CVC Campaign Eligible for Prize Drawings

Old Dominion's participation in the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) kicked off Oct. 1 with a goal of raising $115,000 by the end of the fall semester.

Members of the campus community are asked for pledges of support to local United Way agencies as well as a host of other area, state, national and international charitable organizations. "Virginia is for Givers" is the theme for the campaign.

Last year, ODU employees contributed $115,995 to the CVC. Nearly 28 percent of the university's employees made contributions as part of the campaign, and the average gift was $180.43. This year's volunteer coordinators are hoping for another positive response from the campus community.

"There is no greater way to contribute to your community than through CVC. When you donate to the campaign, you have the opportunity to make a difference for a cause you believe in," said Karen Meier, assistant vice president for community engagement, who heads the ODU campaign.

Employees may designate their gift to a specific charity (or multiple charities). With more than 1,300 participating agencies and organizations, there are plenty of choices for employee giving.

As an incentive, employees who make a gift (in any amount) in the 2014 campaign will be entered in weekly drawings to win ODU merchandise.

"Each person who has turned in a pledge form will be entered in the drawings from week to week, so the earlier you make your contribution, the more chances you have to win," Meier said.

The CVC website includes a listing of all of the charities.

For more information about the ODU campaign, call 757-683-5759.

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