Support your community: Make Charity Choice contributions by Dec. 18

As the year comes to a close, members of the university community are encouraged to include local charities in their giving plans by contributing to the Charity Choice campaign by Friday, Dec. 18.

Since the campaign’s Oct. 1 launch, 79 percent of the contribution goal has been met, with 59 percent of the participant goal accomplished. Campaign organizers hope faculty and staff will come together in the final days of the program to drive both goals to 100 percent.

This year’s chairs—Lynn T. Singer, deputy provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Jeffrey L. Duerk, dean of the Case School of Engineering—thank those who have already committed to Charity Choice.

Individuals can participate through the university’s three primary organizational partners:

  • United Way of Greater Cleveland, the leading convener and funder of partnerships focused on solutions for the community’s health and human service priorities.
  • Greater Cleveland Community Shares, the only Northeast Ohio workplace-giving federation focused on advocacy and social change. For 23 years, its member organizations have worked to meet community needs and support social justice through advocacy, education and empowerment.
  • EarthShare Ohio, a federation working to raise donations for local, regional and national nonprofit conservation and environmental organizations.

Donors also can designate any independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit to receive their support through Charity Choice. In other words, any gift Case Western Reserve employees make to churches, synagogues, mosques or other nonprofit organizations can be made through Charity Choice.

Donations can be made online through HCM or by paper form as a one-time payment or multiple payroll deductions. To make a gift, or for more information, visit To access the paper form or for directions on how to donate through HCM, click on the “Donate” link.

Questions? Contact Heidi Fanta at or 216.368.3227 or Helen Day at or 216.368.1610.