Faculty and staff can support the Greater Cleveland community through this year’s Case Western Reserve University Charity Choice campaign, which will run through Dec. 14.

Through the program, individuals can designate funds to go to an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit of their choice, including charitable organizations, such as churches, synagogues or mosques, to which they regularly donate.

Or, individuals can choose to contribute to one or more of the following agencies:

  • United Way of Greater Cleveland, the leading convener and funder of partnerships focused on solutions for the community’s health and human service priorities. United Way makes a difference in the lives of 450,000 people throughout Greater Cleveland.
  • Greater Cleveland Community Shares, which addresses the root causes of social problems facing our neighborhoods, our community and our region. Member organizations provide education, promote health care, protect children and women, advance home ownership, provide job training and employment, build neighborhoods, and work to end discrimination.
  • EarthShare Ohio (ESO), a federation working to raise donations for local, regional and national nonprofit conservation and environmental organizations. ESO beneficiary organizations provide vital services in the areas of environmental education, pollution

Because of the needs in the community, campaign co-chairs Vice President for Student Affairs Lou Stark and Weatherhead School of Management Dean Manoj Malhotra hope to top last year’s donations of $167,147, with a goal of $180,000. Additionally, they aim to increase the participation number from 492 to 550.

Donations can be made through Dec. 14 via a one-time payment or through payroll deductions throughout the year.

For more information, visit the CWRU Charity Choice website.

Learn more about United Way, EarthShare and Community Shares at the Benefits Fair Nov. 7 and 8 in the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom.

Go to the Donate page on the Charity Choice website for instructions on how to give.