The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation launched the inaugural Maricopa Gives from March 26 through April 23 to a resounding success!
Maricopa Gives was an organized effort across the colleges and District whereby employees had an opportunity to financially contribute to support Maricopa students and programs. Each week of the Maricopa Gives campaign, an email from a Maricopa leader was sent to encourage participation. The theme of the emails centered on, “Why do I give/support the Maricopa Community Colleges” and focused on the personal and professional satisfaction that each leader obtains from giving. Each participating college also sent customized appeals throughout the giving period. The Foundation provided support to the colleges with unified graphics, branding, giving options and semi-custom giving pages.
The results of the Maricopa Gives Campaign as of May 18:
- Seven colleges plus the District and Foundation offices participated.
- A total of 567 employees responded to the Maricopa Gives appeal and raised a total of $143,248; with new gifts still arriving daily.
- Two colleges held employee giving campaigns earlier in the year bringing the total Maricopa employee participation for 2014-2015 to 862 and raising a total of $312,806. This represents an increase of 34% in dollars.