2012 Final Figures
1,719 pledges totaling
Department Representative's Page
A special thank you to all our dedicated department representatives... because of your leadership, we are confident that this campaign will be another huge success!
Chris Mieczkowski, long-time rep from Hospital Purchasing plans to bring in a special breakfast for her co-workers to kick off the campaign in her department. She hands out their pledge forms and holds a raffle for staff who turn in their completed forms at the end of the breakfast. Great job, Chris!
Let us know what you are doing to promote the the campaign in your department(s) - send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Megan Chase, rep for Human Resources, Diversity & Affirmative Action, Employee Assistance Program and Employee/Student Health Services, organized a "Pizza, Packets and Presentation" kickoff event, including raffles. Megan reports that 90% of her staff attended the event, and they are hoping to get 100% participation this year!
Yvonne Goodman, rep for Central Distribution Services, with help from Central Distribution manager Don Terry, Laundry & Linen Services rep Lisa Taegder-Cusumano, Central Equipment Services rep Don Sadeckas, and Willie White, manager of Receiving, organized a barbeque to kick off the campaign in their departments. Yvonne Merriam from Physical Plant-Maintenance Stores was the inspirational speaker. The departments have collected 70% of their pledges as a result of the annual event. Yvonne is also a member of the Community Giving Campaign Committee.
Kathryn Pantaleo, rep for IMT-Administrative Information and IMT-UMAS Systems, is the first rep to have all her department's pledge forms returned (or entered via e-Pledge) for the 4th consecutive year! Kathryn also serves on the statewide SEFA Council. We appreciate everything Kathryn does for this campaign and throughout the year!
Mary Jo Stevens, rep for Cell & Developmental Biology, composed a very inspirational message to send to her co-workers. Since Mary Jo began as a rep 8 years ago, participation has doubled in her department. Read Mary Jo's email—and you may be inspired to send one of your own! Great job, Mary Jo!
TIPS FOR REPS...from department reps who can vouch for their success!
- Make a personal "ask"
- Run a department raffle
- Have a competition with another dept
- Enter names into a drawing
- Throw a kickoff party
- Offer special baked goodies
- Share campaign publicity (from Upstate Update, Announcements, etc.) with co-workers via e-mail
- send a personal "thank you" note
- ask for a 24-hour turnaround
- Encourage 1st-time donors
Community Giving Campaign Dept Rep Appreciation Raffle
Linda Curry from the College of Health Professions Dean's Office won two tickets to the Upstate Gala. Linda's name was among 184 Department Reps who qualified for the drawing.