Mines faculty, staff acknowledged for charitable donations
GOLDEN, Colo., March 18, 2009 – Colorado School of Mines recently received the Highest Average Gift award from the Colorado Combined Campaign (CCC) for charitable donations received for 2008.
|From left, Mines President M.W. "Bill" Scoggins and Mines Lead CCC Coordinator Mari Gardner accept the "Highest Average Gift" award from CCC Executive Director Mel Rael.
CCC is a workplace campaign providing a way for state government employees to donate to charities that benefit Coloradans. The total number of donors statewide in 2008 was 7,156, with an average gift of $236 — Mines’ average gift per donor was $411.
"We were very pleased to see increased response over 2007 this year. Even with the unfolding economic uncertainty, total contributions increased by $2,767 to $36,596 and the number of participating faculty and staff grew to 100 from 82," said Mike Dougherty, Mines associate vice president for human resources.
In the 20-year history of the CCC, state employees donated more than $22 million. Annual contributions have tripled since the CCC raised $540,595 in its first year.
“I was impressed by the high turnout at the kick-off event and the generosity of the Mines community in supporting various charities and organizations,” said Mari Gardner, Mines lead CCC coordinator.
Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines was established to serve the needs of the local mining industry. Today, the School has an international reputation for excellence in both engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth's resources. For more information about Colorado School of Mines, visit www.mines.edu
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