Valencia employees give back

why-i-give-logoValencia’s faculty and staff giving campaign is underway and in full swing. Last week, the Foundation sent information regarding this year’s “Why I Give Where I Work” campaign with Valencia colleagues who expressed the reasons why they choose to give.

Scholarships change lives.

Our goal is that each student who comes through our doors will be able to fulfill his or her dream of earning a college degree. As the data shows, those who complete a college degree and work full time, earn an average of $17,500 more than those with a high school diploma only, according to a recent Pew Research Study.

Additionally, Valencia’s associate in science graduates boast 95 percent job placement, even in this economy, and starting salaries average $43,385.

So it’s no wonder that Patti Riva, operations manager, energy education, says that she gives because “investing in Valencia will bring a brighter future for all.”

Reasons Valencia College employees give where they work:

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Employees can be a part of this movement simply by completing the Payroll Deduction form — it’s that easy.

Sharing the Reasons

Valencia invites other employees to share why they choose to give by leaving a comment below.

If you have questions or would like more information on the campaign or how you can support the “Why I Give Where I Work” campaign, feel free to you may contact Valencia Foundation donors stewardship manager Donna Marino at dmarino@valenciacollege.edu or any of the faculty and staff giving ambassadors located at www.VALENCIA.org/FSG.

 

Valencia employees share “Why I Give Where I Work”

Valencia employees make a big difference in our student’s lives!

Many Valencia College employees support students inside and outside the classroom. It was Sir Winston Churchill that said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

There are many reasons to contribute to Valencia Foundation, below are a few Valencia employees  who shared “Why I Give Where I Work.”

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Gustavo Morales, professor, geology, West Campus:

I give because I like to support all the fantastic work my colleagues do.

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James Thomas, professor, English, East Campus:

I give because I know exactly where my money goes: to help deserving students.

laurie-halftone-180w Laurie Youngman, manager, employee support:

I give because I believe in Valencia’s mission and want to show how strongly.

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Donna Sovern, administrative assistant in the math office on Osceola Campus:

I give because Valencia is a community of helpers, and I love helping our students.

Share your passion for learning and student success! Help our faculty and staff support those students who need it most. Please visit http://www.VALENCIA.org and click on Make a Donation.

You can join the team of almost 300 Valencia colleagues and give today. Simply complete the Payroll Deduction form to start your giving legacy.

If you have questions or would like more information on how you can support the “Why I Give Where I Work” campaign, contact Diana Ciesko, professor, psychology, or Josh Murdock, instructional designer — the Faculty and Staff Giving Committee Chairs, or Donna Marino, CFRE, manager, donor stewardship.

Want to share why you give to Valencia College? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

“Why I Give Where I Work” is a part of the faculty and staff giving campaign that was designed by a team of Valencia employees and honors the commitment of faculty and staff to student success while seeking to provide additional resources for faculty, staff and students who work together to realize educational goals. This campaign is focused on sharing the good work of the Valencia Foundation and encouraging faculty and staff participation based on individual interest and willingness to contribute. A faculty or staff member should not, at any time, feel pressured or compelled to give to the foundation.

valencia foundation & united way join forces in finish line campaign

Join your colleagues in helping our students and our community cross the Finish Line in our first joint Valencia Foundation and Heart of Florida United Way campaign. Dr. Sandy Shugart, president of Valencia College, launched the campaign on Monday, March 18 and sent each employee a unique link directly to the electronic pledge process hosted by United Way.

Often students face obstacles in meeting both their educational expenses and their basic needs for housing, food, transportation, and childcare. When a student can’t meet the most basic needs, studying and learning become even more challenging. This joint campaign with the Foundation and United Way is designed to address both needs, ensuring that students have access to necessary financial support to meet their obligations and reach their dreams.

The campaign runs through April 5, 2013 and the goal is to bring new donors and new dollars to both organizations. Specifically, the Foundation is working to bring several scholarships created in honor of Valencia employees, students, and alumni to the Finish Line – completing the endowment – so students can begin receiving disbursements from these funds.

When you log into your personalized e-pledge site, you will have the opportunity to pledge the amount that you wish and to determine where that gift is designated (to the Valencia Foundation and/or to United Way). You can split your gift to fund both organizations or pledge the full amount to only one organization.

For information about how to make a one-time donation, click here.

Check out The Juice newsletter each week during the campaign to see our progress via a Finish Line graphic, as seen below.

If you did not receive the email from Dr. Shugart or accidentally deleted it, please contact ebusiness@huwf.org to have it resent. If you do not wish to receive additional emails about the campaign, simply log into your personalized e-pledge site and click “I do not wish to give at this time.”

For more information about the faculty and staff Finish Line campaign, visit the Valencia Foundation webpage. If you have any questions about the campaign, please contact abosley@valenciacollege.edu or dmarino@valenciacollege.edu.