Campus Charitable Fund Drive - October 3, 2012 thru December 5, 2012
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SECA Umbrella Charities |
Pledge Form and Instructions |
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What is SECA / CCFD? | FAQ | Past UIC Donors | CCFD Kick-Off Breakfast
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I (a donor) change the amount or the designations of my current Payroll Deduction pledge?
To make changes to an existing payroll deduction, go to the CCFD website (link to http://www.uic.edu/depts/hr/Special_Programs/ccfd/index.shtml) to print a Pledge Form. Input your changes and submit to HR Special Programs MC 897 or fax (312) 996-6807. If these changes are part of this year’s Charity Drive, they will go into effect as of the first pay period in January.
- May I make a pledge to a designated program within one of the eleven Umbrella Charities on the CCFD website?
Yes, we are pleased to offer the ability to make pledges to designated programs within the eleven Umbrella Charities by indicating the charity code on your pledge form.
- If I made a pledge to a designated program within an Umbrella Charity during last year's campaign will my gift continue to those designated programs for this year's campaign?
Yes, unless the charity ceases to be a SECA eligible charity or a donor wishes to make a change to their payroll deduction.
- Am I required to complete a new pledge form this year if I wish my pledge to continue exactly the same as last year’s fund drive?
If donors are not making any changes to their payroll deduction to umbrella agencies or to designated programs within the Umbrella Charities, they need not submit a new pledge form.
- What is the minimum donation that I can make?
Payroll deductions can be as little as $24.00 a year (that is $2 per month) per designated program. For example, if you wish to donate to two programs within one umbrella agency, you must give at least $24 annually per program for a grand total of $48 annually. There is no maximum donation amount!
- Can I give to an organization that is not listed in the Agency Brochure (such as WILL or the Judah Christian School)?
Yes, as long as the organization is listed on the umbrella agency's website and identified by the IRS as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, donations will be forwarded. Please complete the pledge form with the agency's designation code correlating to the agency information, using the blank lines to enter the name and address of the organization. If the contribution is by check, for a one time contribution, the check should be made payable to Campus Chest.
- Can a donation to an agency covered by the CCFD but not given through the CCFD be counted toward my unit's goal?
- What happens to a payroll deduction pledge if an employee resigns or retires from the University?
CCFD payroll deductions cease with the donor's final payroll check. If there is an outstanding pledged amount and the employee would like to complete their pledge prior to leaving the university, CCFD can accept donations by check at any time during the year.
- How can a University retiree contribute through CCFD?
Retirees can make a one-time contribution by filling out a pledge form and delivering it to their Department Representative along with their personal check payable to the Umbrella Charity. A retiree that has returned to University employment also has the option of payroll deduction. To sign up retirees should log on to www.ccfd.uic.edu or complete and print a pledge form and return it to HR Special Programs. See Contacts /Resources (http://www.uic.edu/depts/hr/Special_Programs/ccfd/contact_us.shtml) for address and mail code.
- When are CCFD pledges due?
Although pledges can be accepted any time throughout the year, pledging during the current pledge drive will ensure a donor's gift will be counted in the fund drive total.
- I understand that contributions I make through payroll deduction continue until I cancel or change the donation in writing. How do I make changes to my current payroll deduction?
To increase, decrease, or terminate a current pledge, complete a new pledge form and return it to HR Special Programs. Payroll deductions for the current campaign will begin with January paychecks. All employees will be reminded of the opportunity to change or cancel their deductions during the annual fund drive. Additionally, a pledge may be changed any time throughout the year by contacting email@example.com.
- Does the donor's department staff have to enter any special information into Banner to initiate their deduction?
The employee's department is not responsible for entering this information. HR Special Programs will transmit all deduction requests to Banner. A donor can make a payroll deduction request by completing a printed pledge form obtained from our website.
- The percentage figure that sometimes appears with agencies information in the Agency Brochure: what does it represent?
This figure represents the portion of an agency's overall expenses that goes to fundraising and administrative costs, as reported by each agency. The University forwards the full amount of Illinois employee contributions to the agencies. There are no administrative charges deducted by the University from the contributions.
- Are contributions pre-or post-tax?
Contributions are deducted from paychecks after state and income taxes are deducted.
- Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes, contributions are tax deductible. Please consult the IRS for specifics on deducting contributions.
- How will my gift be acknowledged by CCFD?
Donors will be publicly recognized in UIC Thank You acknowledgements and via individual charity recognition programs. If the donor specifies on the pledge form that their name should not be included on published lists, then there will be no acknowledgements from the University or the charity.
- How will an agency acknowledge my gift?
Each agency handles recognition in different ways, some will send a thank you note to your home or work, but it varies.
- When will my donation be sent to the charities I have contributed to?
Beginning in January 2013, monthly disbursements are made to each charity by University Payroll when a donation is made through payroll deduction. When donating by check, it is forwarded to the charity when it is processed by the University in early January.