Faculty and staff philanthropy
The Black & Gold & You campaign aims to encourage the highest level of giving participation by faculty, staff, care givers, team members and retirees. Any employee donation given at any point in the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) is counted. A six-week promotion occurs each spring to emphasize the message.
Why is employee or team member giving so important?
As VCU and VCU Health faculty, staff and team members, you invest your time, energy and talent in the university and the medical center and its people every day. By adding philanthropy to your contributions, you signal to a broader community that you believe in the mission of VCU and VCU Health and the good they do. Your participation underscores that VCU is one of the best possible investments for a potential donor’s philanthropic support.
What does the campaign support?
Employee donors can choose where to direct their support – to any school, department, college, unit, program, center, scholarship or pre-established fund at VCU or VCU Health.
What does success look like?Different from other university fundraising campaigns, the Black & Gold & You campaign focuses less on how much is raised and more on the number of donors. Colleagues should give an amount they feel comfortable with; what matters most is that they get involved.
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Faculty, staff and team members can make their gifts online, by check or by payroll deduction.
Checks should be made payable to Virginia Commonwealth University and mailed to VCU Gifts and Records Management, Box 843042, Richmond, VA 23284-0441.
All employee gifts are considered by the IRS to be charitable contributions and are 100 percent tax-deductible.
Payroll deduction can be changed or stopped at any time by contacting the Office of Gifts and Records Management at (804) 828-0880.