You may have seen the recent communications regarding the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, or CVC.
The CVC provides an important opportunity to support nonprofit and charitable organizations across the commonwealth – including over 50 here in our own community. Since the CVC’s inception, UVA faculty, staff, and others have collectively made a significant impact on these organizations and have led all state entities in terms of total giving.
Unfortunately, since the pandemic began, many CVC-supported community organizations have seen a drop in giving while the need for their services continues to increase.
I ask that you consider giving through the CVC, in any amount. Every gift makes a difference, and the online giving process takes just a few minutes to complete. Most importantly, it allows us an opportunity to live our values and support the greater good right here where we live and work.
If you’d like to learn more about the CVC, please read this recent UVA Today story. Or follow this link to give, in any amount. In addition, charitable donations that you have made already this year (and through December 31st) directly to CVC-approved charities can be counted in UVA’s CVC participation, with the proper documentation. Here’s the Direct Giving form that you can use if you wish to submit documentation for a gift made directly to any CVC-approved charity. You may have already made a contribution that can be counted in UVA’s CVC participation!
Julie Richardson also made the point that it would be helpful to have recommendations of favorite charities, so I’ll make one quick plug as I close. The Haven (CVC Code 200114), is a day shelter near the downtown mall that provides many resources to the homeless every day (hot breakfast, showers, laundry, computers, phones, storage bins, and mail services) with the ultimate goal of housing the homeless, something I think we all can agree with! More Charlottesville/Albemarle CVC charities can be found here: Local Charities_Participating_in_the_2021_CVC.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.