For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 17, 2023
Payroll deductions and one-time contributions help charities all year long
San Rafael, CA – Building on a long legacy of generosity, hundreds of County of Marin employees have proven again that giving is a yearlong endeavor. The Marin County Employees Charitable Giving Campaign registered more than $110,000 in committed charitable giving via payroll deductions and one-time donations this holiday season.
The total reflected a 15% increase in one-time donations and 12% increase in overall giving. The money will be dispersed to nonprofit agencies steadily throughout the coming year, giving them a reliable stream of contributions.
Liza Massey, the County’s Chief Information Officer, volunteered again as the campaign coordinator. She said she was particularly thrilled that the number of employees committing to more than $1,000 in donations over the next year leaped by 13% over the 2021 campaign.
“Once again, our employees were inspired to give – not only on the job but in volunteering hours in the community and contributing financially to the greater good,” Massey said. “It’s heartwarming to see it happen even though we’re all still dealing with the COVID pandemic and facing rising costs and other challenges. This type of commitment to others is amazing, appreciated, and should be shared with the community.”
Since the start of the coordinated giving effort in 2007, County employees have donated over $1.2 million to recipient nonprofits. Among the County’s 22 departments, the Department of Health and Human Services raised the most funds, followed by Information Services and Technology and Public Works. The Public Defender’s Office had the highest percentage of employee participation, and the Board of Supervisors staff had the highest donation per employee.
The campaign allows the workforce to make biweekly paycheck deductions or one-time donations to nonprofit federations that assist a variety of charities. Employees can also pick charities of their choice. With employees giving at the office in a combined campaign, nonprofits save the time, effort, and expense of seeking out and processing individual donations. Payroll deductions create a reliable way for the nonprofits to predict contributions and plan for consistent revenue streams.
Liza MasseyChief Information OfficerInformation Services and Technology Department
1600 Los Gamos DriveSuite 370San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-7050Email: Liza MasseyIST webpage