Emory Expands Its Workplace Giving Program
Emory University has expanded its workplace giving program in response to employee requests to increase the range of charitable contribution options. Community Health Charities of Georgia, Earth Share of Georgia, Georgia Black United Fund and Georgia Shares will join longtime Emory partners United Way of Metro Atlanta and the United Fund of Newton County where Oxford College resides, to provide Emory employees with 399 individual charitable agencies from which to choosea 56 percent increase from last year.
The new program has been christened EmoryGives. Its campaign will include all of Emorys institutions: the University, Oxford College, the Emory Clinic, Emory and Crawford Long hospitals, and Wesley Woods Center and will run from Oct. 1-Dec. 31. Last year, Emory employees contributed $381,000 to the United Way. Michelle Smith, executive director of corporate relations, will oversee the EmoryGives program. Smith said Emory joins a trend that has employers providing more options for employees to give to causes that interest them personally.
Not only will faculty and staff be able to donate money, they also will be able to give their time and skills since EmoryGives contains a volunteer component. Smith said she is still working on the details but is exploring teaming arrangements to connect Emory employees and departments with agencies that need their help.
Earth Share of Georgia
Georgia Black United Fund
United Way of Metro Atlanta
United Fund of Covington-Newton County
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