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For Immediate Release
January 19, 2024

County Workforce Proves its Generosity

Payroll deductions and one-time contributions help charities all year long

San Rafael, CA – Marin County-based nonprofits such as 10,000 Degrees, Canal Alliance, Homeward Bound Marin, Ritter Center, and SF-Marin Foodbank have something new in common: They saw the greatest number of donations through the County of Marin’s annual Employee Charitable Giving Campaign this holiday season.

A button that says Aspire to Give sits on a ledge with the Civic Center hallway in the background.Over the holiday season, the County of Marin campaign registered more than $115,000 in committed charitable giving via employee payroll deductions and one-time donations.

The campaign registered more than $115,000 in committed charitable giving via payroll deductions and one-time donations, up over $5,000 from a year ago; further demonstrating a long legacy of workforce generosity. The payroll deductions are 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 pleased that the total amount committed exceeded the goal of $105,000 and that total payroll deductions were up by 6%. She also credited two of her employees, Ahmed Manawy and Sarah Spalding, for their support along with campaign coordinators in each department.

“Once again, our employees were inspired to give by generously contributing financially to the greater good,” Massey said. “It’s heartwarming to see it happen even though we continue to face rising costs and other challenges. The ongoing financial commitment to others is one more example of our employees’ public servant spirit.”

Since the start of the coordinated giving effort in 2007, County employees have donated over $1.3 million to recipient nonprofits. Among the County’s 22 departments, Information Services and Technology raised the most funds this season, followed by Health and Human Services and Public Works. There were 22 employees who were noted as leadership donors by committing $1,000 or more over the payroll year, accounting for nearly one-third of the total amount raised.

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.


Liza Massey
Chief Information Officer
Information Services and Technology Department

1600 Los Gamos Drive
Suite 370
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-7050
Email: Liza Massey
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