Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon, the Combined Charities Board of Directors, and charitable Federations have recognized MSUM for achieving an outstanding employee participation rate during the 2012 State Employees’ Combined Charities Campaign.

The Combined Charities Campaign recognized three levels of achievement for employee participation in the payroll contribution program: Bronze, for agencies with 10 to 15 percent participation; Silver for agencies with 15 to 20 percent participation; and Gold, for agencies with 20 percent or higher participation. During the 2012 campaign, MSUM achieved the Gold level of recognition with 24 percent participation, the highest of any MnSCU campus.

As coordinator, Deb Lewis, helped raise over $882,000, an outstanding amount given the current economic times.

Brian Zaidman, Combined Charities Campaign Board of Directors, said, “Your willingness to pitch in and contribute your time and talent to the Combined Charities Campaign made a difference, not just in achieving this financial  goal, but in helping to better the lives of countless individuals. You have truly demonstrated the spirit of our campaign slogan, “State Employees Caring for Minnesota.”

Congratulations and thank you to all who participated!