Doing good together
It’s time for Dallas ISD’s two-decade-old employee giving fall tradition in support of United Way Metropolitan of Dallas. To date, the district has raised over $5 million to support many organizations that support district students and families, and this year is expected to raise $100,000 through Dec. 16.
One of the first steps in the campaign, which kicks off Monday, Oct. 24, is for departments and campuses to identify an individual who will serve as United Way Champion for the campaign. UWMD Champions are the core of the employee-giving campaign. Selecting the right individual who embodies the district’s cultural tenets is key to each department/campus reaching its fundraising goal. This individual should be someone who understands the importance of collaboration, is goal-oriented, has a philanthropic spirit, and has a go-getter attitude. Champions will receive bi-weekly calendar invitations to attend virtual check-ins with the campaign coordinator to cover questions and receive fundraising tips and best practices.
Departments/campuses are encouraged to create an individual fundraising goal based on the number of employees on the team with a suggested minimum donation of $10 per employee. As a bonus, participants will have the opportunity to participate in jean days throughout the campaign. Stay tuned for additional information.
Register your department or campus United Way Champion using the following form: https://forms.gle/rfCzEzzfhtdaYLmi7.
Participating in this campaign sends a strong that employees not only work for the district but also support the community. Dallas ISD has selected the Dallas Education Foundation (DEF) as the charity of choice. DEF serves as the district philanthropic arm and has supported grants for teachers, campus needs, programming, technology, and much more.
Employees can set up a donation in Oracle for payroll deduction or make a credit or debit card donation through GiveUnited. Payroll deductions would start in January 2023.