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Annual charitable giving campaign opens
STANFORD -- The 1995 Stanford Charitable Giving Campaign officially has begun with a letter from President Casper asking all university, Stanford Health Services and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center employees to participate.
Faculty and staff are asked to help support a number of local community service organizations that are concerned with the arts, social services, health care and the environment.
Last year, donors pledged $196,139, a 10 percent increase over 1993. This year's goal is to increase both the number of givers and the dollars raised.
"This campaign is a wonderful opportunity for Stanford employees to reach beyond the campus borders and make a difference in all of our communities," said Barbara Butterfield, campaign chairwoman and vice president for faculty and staff services.
"This year, our biggest campaign goal is to increase participation," said Butterfield, who chairs the campaign for the second straight year. "The gift of giving is what is most important -- not the size of the donation. Just giving a few dollars each paycheck truly has a significant and lasting impact."
Donations can be made by check or through payroll deductions. Butterfield said she encourages the latter method, where a predetermined amount is withheld each month.
The groups participating this year are the Arts Council of Santa Clara County, Bay Area Black United Fund, Combined Health Appeal of California, Earth Share of California and the United Way of Santa Clara County.
The 1994 Charitable Giving Campaign will run through Monday, Oct. 30. For more information, call campaign coordinator Sally Pinkner in the Office of Government and Community Relations at 725-3330.
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