Dear Campus Colleagues:
The University of Montana is steeped in the spirit of service, where the value of civic engagement and commitment to community is not only taught, but also practiced. UM employees have earned a solid reputation of generously supporting the local nonprofit organizations through the annual Charitable Giving Campaign. I ask you to join me in support of the 2013-14 campaign so that we may continue to strengthen this tradition.
UM’s Charitable Giving Campaign screens participating agencies to ensure your donations directly go to local organizations that serve our neighbors who are truly in need. Those selected to participate in this year’s campaign provide a broad range of services to our community. Participation in the Charitable Giving Campaign allows us the opportunity to witness the effects of our charitable giving close to home.
During last year’s campaign, 549 members of UM community donated. For 2013-14, the campaign aims to increase both the level of participation and the total funds pledged.
The Charitable Giving Campaign offers all UM employees the choice to make charitable contributions through a secure online website. I hope you will visit the website, review the agencies and consider making a donation to the organizations of your choice. Remember, the act of giving matters far more than the size of the gift.
Please help us reach our goal of increased giving. Your contributions will truly make a difference in our community.
Royce C. Engstrom
The University of Montana
Planned Parenthood of Missoula offers confidential reproductive health care and birth control supplies on a sliding fee scale basis so that preventative health care and family planning services are affordable to everyone.
1100 Missoula Developmental Service Corp. www.mdscmt.org (406)728-5484
For 23 years our kind and dedicated staff have supported adults with severe cognitive & developmental disabilities by guiding them in skill-building programs in safe and comfortable family-like home environments throughout Missoula.
1200 Five Valleys Land Trust www.fvlt.org (406)549-0755
Five Valleys Land Trust works to protect and preserve western Montana’s natural legacy – our river corridors, wildlife habitat, agricultural lands and scenic open spaces.
1300 Clark Fork Coalition www.clarkfork.org (406)542-0539
Founded in 1985, the Clark Fork Coalition is dedicated to protecting and restoring the Clark Fork River basin, a 22,000-square-mile area spanning western Montana and northern Idaho.
1400 Habitat for Humanity www.habitatmsla.org (406)549-8210
Habitat for Humanity of Missoula is a nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing in our community and throughout the world.
1500 Missoula Children’s Theatre www.mctinc.org (406)728-1911
MCT performing arts camps, children's productions, classes and the community theatre program are designed for participants of all ages to develop personal and professional skills and goals.
1600 Humane Society of Western Montana www.myhswm.org (406)549-3934
The Humane Society of Western Montana provides a safe, compassionate shelter for pets in need, places these animals into lifelong, loving homes and advocates for the welfare of all companion pets.
1700 Zootown Arts Community Center www.zootownarts.org (406) 549-7555
A arts community center that provides facilities and expertise, delivering all-ages arts education, fostering sustainable community development and promoting accessible, life-enriching art experiences for Missoula residents and visitors.
1800 Families First www.familiesfirstmontana.org (406)721-7690
Families First is a nonprofit organization that strengthens our community by empowering families with parent education and learning through play.
1900 Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council www.montanabsa.org (406)761-6000
Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council helps young people make ethical and moral decisions over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
2000 Friends of Missoula Parks (406)549-2159
Friends of Missoula Parks was formed in 2002 by Missoula residents as an entity to help guide, enhance and contribute to the city's park and recreation amenities.
2100 Missoula Family YMCA www.ymcamissoula.org (406)721-9622
Through its facilities and programs, the Missoula Family YMCA works for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and offers numerous services to individuals and families.
2200 Montana Innocence Project www.montanainnocenceproject.org (406)243-6698
The Montana Innocence Project is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to exonerating the innocent and preventing wrongful convictions.
Montana Shares organizations
3000 Montana Shares www.montanashares.org (406)563-8117
Partnership of Montana-based education, advocacy and service organizations having impact throughout Montana to expand support for our state's human, animal, cultural and natural resources.
3100 A.W.A.R.E., Inc. www.aware-inc.org (406)563-8117
Provides various services statewide for people with special needs including transportation, housing, job training and community assistance ensuring rights of normalization and independence.
3200 Big Brothers Big Sister of Montana www.montanashares.org/bbbsmt (406)442-7479
Provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
3300 Bridgercare www.bridgercare.org (406)587-0681
Grassroots nonprofit established in 1972 that provides reproductive health care services and education to men and women their regardless of ability to pay.
3400 Cooperative Health Center, Inc. www.co.lewis-clark.mt.us/departments/health/chc-health-clinic.html (406)443-2584
Provides almost 22,000 medical, mental health and dental visits annually in Lewis & Clark County to anyone needing care, regardless of ability to pay.
3500 Disability Rights Montana www.disabilityrightsmt.org (406)449-2344
Provides information, education, advocacy, and legal representation to Montanans with disabilities to protect and expand their human, legal and civil rights.
3600 Great Falls Community Food Bank, Inc. www.greatfallsfoodbank.org (406)452-9029
Gathers quality "rescued," donated and purchased food that is then distributed to the hungry through 63 direct providers in and around Cascade County.
3700 Heart of the Valley, Inc. www.heartofthevalleyshelter.org (406)388-9399
Montana’s first no-kill animal shelter is located in Bozeman and provides care and finds homes for thousands of adoptable animals, and provides humane education, community outreach and financial assistance programs.
3800 Jeannette Rankin Peace Resource Center www.jrpc.org (406)543-3955
Provides resources to educate and empower people to work for non-violence, social justice and environmental sustainability.
3900 Komen Montana (Montana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure) www.komenmontana.org (406)495-9337
Promises to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
4000 Montana Audubon www.mtaudubon.org (406)443-3949
Promotes appreciation, knowledge and conservation of native birds, other wildlife and natural ecosystems to safeguard biological diversity for current and future generations.
4100 Montana Food Bank Network, Inc. www.mfbn.org (406)721-3825
Works as the only statewide food bank working to end hunger among Montana’s most vulnerable populations though food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy.
4200 Montana Meth Project www.montanameth.org (406)721-2538
Significantly reduce first-time methamphetamine use among Montana’s youth through a campaign of public service messaging, public policy and community action.
4300 Montana Wilderness Association www.wildmontana.org (406)443-7350
Works with communities to protect Montana’s wilderness heritage, quiet beauty and outdoor traditions, now and for future generations.
4400 Montana Youth Leadership Forum www.montanaylf.org (406)442-2576
Provides transition services to youth with disabilities and their families, empowering the youth with the skills and knowledge to succeed in high school and beyond.
4500 NeighborWorks Montana (MT Homeownership Network, Inc.) www.nwmt.org (406)761-5861
Helps low and moderate income families buy or rent a home and keep their home by providing education and financial assistance throughout Montana.
4600 Rural Employment Opportunities, Inc. www.reomontana.org (800)823-7850
Helping Montanans find jobs, develop work skills and increase financial security. Our programs connect participants to job search, training, financial education and funding resources.
4700 Student Assistance Foundation of Montana www.safmt.org (406)543-9551
Helps Montana students go to college by providing grants, scholarships, ACT/SAT practice tests, FAFSA assistance, scholarship searches, career information and special assistance to foster youth.
United Way of Missoula County organizations
5000 United Way of Missoula County
United Way builds a better community for all by focusing on education, income and health—the building blocks for a good quality of life.
5100 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula www.bbbsmissoula.org (406) 721-2380
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches at-risk children ages 6 through 18 in professionally supported one-to-one relationships with caring adult members and role models.
5200 Child Care Resources www.childcareresources.org (406)728-6446
Child Care Resources strives to improve the quality of child care in Missoula, Mineral and Ravalli counties in order to support the developmental needs of young children.
5300 First STEP Resource Center montana.providence.org/hospitals/st-patrick/services/first-step/ (406)329-5776
First STEP Resource Center is a community partnership dedicated to serving child victims of abuse, neglect and drug endangerment and adult victims of sexual assault.
5400 Flagship Program www.flagshipprogram.org/ (406)532-9827
The Flagship Program is a community-school partnership that provides after-school skill-building opportunities that help students be successful in school and connect with their community.
5500 Garden City Harvest www.gardencityharvest.org (406)523-3663
Garden City Harvest grows and distributes locally 30,000 lbs of produce each year to low-income Missoulians, and operates educational programs, community gardens and a youth employment program.
5600 homeWORD www.homeword.org (406)532-4663
HomeWORD is committed to providing safe, healthy, affordable housing using sustainable methods and promoting strong communities through housing counseling and education for those most in need.
5700 Human Resource Council http://www.hrcxi.org/ (406)728-3710
211 / First Call for Help is an information and referral service linking individuals in need to available community resources designed to meet those needs.
5800 Missoula Aging Services www.missoulaagingservices.org (406)728-7682
Missoula Aging Services promotes the independence, dignity and health of older adults and those that care for them through advocacy, education, services and volunteer opportunities.
5900 Missoula Food Bank www.missoulafoodbank.org (406)549-0543
Missoula Food Bank provides emergency food relief to individuals and families and reduces the incidence of hunger through a community of volunteers and resources.
6000 Mountain Home Montana www.mountainhomemt.org (406)541-4663
Mountain Home Montana is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a Transitional Living Program for homeless young mothers and their babies.
6100 Open Aid Alliance http://openaidalliance.org/ (406)543-4770
Open Aid Alliance (formerly the Missoula AIDS Council) prevents the transmission of HIV while advocating for and supporting individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Montana.
6200 Partnership Health Center www.co.missoula.mt.us/phc/ (406)258-4789
Partnership Health Center provides comprehensive health care to medically underserved residents in the Missoula area, including medical, dental, mental health, pharmacy and a variety of other programs.
6300 The Poverello Center www.thepoverellocenter.org (406) 728-1809
The Poverello Center is western Montana's largest emergency homeless shelter and soup kitchen for 36 years also provides transitional housing for families and veterans.
6400 Watson Children’s Shelter www.watsonchildrensshelter.org (406)549-0058
Watson Children’s Shelter provides emergency shelter in a safe, nurturing environment to children who are victims of abuse, neglect or family crisis.
6500 WORD www.wordinc.org (406)543-3550
WORD is a feminist organization that creates opportunities, programs and policies that inspire and support women's development, leadership and choice to benefit our entire community.
6600 Youth Homes www.youthhomes.com (406)721-2704
Youth Homes serves children ages 3 -17 and families in western Montana struggling from family conflict. Services include emergency shelters, therapeutic group homes, foster/adoptive care, wilderness treatment and transitional living.
6700 YWCA www.ywcaofmissoula.org (406)543-6691
YWCA Missoula works to end domestic and sexual violence, provide housing for homeless women and children and increase leadership for women and girls.
Q: What is the Charitable Giving Campaign at UM?
A: It’s an annual opportunity for UM employees to give back to the community by donating to local nonprofit charities that serve the Missoula area and beyond.
Q: How do I contribute?
A: UM uses an online donation system called iPledge to reduce paper waste and provide more contribution options for participants. To make an online contribution, visit https://www.ipledgeonline.org/_um. Online donors can donate by payroll contribution, credit card or e-check.
Q: How do I set up an account using the new online system?
A: Setting up an account using the online donation system is easy. Log on to https://www.ipledgeonline.org/_um. The first time you visit, you will be asked to register. Step 1: Select your office or department from the list provided. Step 2: Enter your full name and email, then select a user name and password. Once your account is created, you will reach the “Make a Pledge” page. Step 3: Enter your employee ID number (your 790 number), then select your pledge type and the agencies you would like to donate to. Step 4: Once you have entered your donation amounts, click “Enter Pledge” at the bottom of the page. You’re done!
Q: What if I set up an account in the online system last year and don’t remember my password?
A: The iPledge system offers a password retrieval service for those who have forgotten their passwords. Click “login,” then follow the prompts to retrieve your password. Be sure to check your “junk mail” folder if you don’t receive your password right away.
Q: What email address should I use when I register to donate through iPledge?
A: For security reasons, UM employees should register using their official umontana.edu or mso.umt.edu email address.
Q: What if I need help using the online donation system?
A: For help using the online system, call University Relations at 406-243-2522.
Q: What if I want to donate using the paper form?
A: A limited number of paper pledge forms will be printed for those without computer access or who prefer the paper method. To obtain a paper pledge form, contact University Relations at 406-243-2522. Paper forms must be returned to University Relations, Brantly Hall Room 317, by Friday, Nov. 22.
Q: Is there a fee for making an online contribution using a credit card or an e-check?
A: Contributions made via credit card and e-check are subject to a fee of approximately 4 percent that will be subtracted from the amount the nonprofit agency receives. There is no fee for payroll contributions.
Q: When does the Charitable Giving Campaign take place?
A: The 2013-14 Charitable Giving Campaign at UM kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The campaign will close Friday, Nov. 22. All employees who wish to participate in the campaign are asked to submit their contributions by that date. If you opt for payroll deductions, those will take place during the 2014 calendar year.
Q: What if I want to cancel or change my donation after I have submitted it?
A: To cancel or change your donation, call University Relations at 406-243-2522.
Q: What if I have additional questions or need to request a disability-related accommodation?
A: Call Rosi Keller, 2013-14 campaign chair, at 406-243-4662 or email email@example.com.