Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work

Why give?

Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work (formerly CSECC) was established in 1957 to provide a single charitable fund-raising drive in the State community. Our Promise offers California State employees the opportunity to utilize payroll deduction to support charitable organizations they feel passionate about. The California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board provides oversight of this campaign and the enabling regulations are found in the California Administrative Code.

Last year our campus raised $20,218 for non-profits in Monterey County and had a 10% participation rate – outstanding! We, as a university community, continue to show how much we care. I applaud your generosity and encourage your continued participation. Your gift will not only make you feel good, it also shows the public that we at CSUMB care and are committed to making our community stronger...together.

Weekly Prize Winners

Congratulations to the following:

  • Amy Gurley, Technology Support Services
  • Benny Sanchez, Shipping & Receiving
  • Cecile Mioni, School of Natural Sciences
  • Crescenda Zuccaro, College of Health Sciences & Human Services
  • David Finkelstein, Information Services
  • Marina Perepelyuk, School of Humanities & Communication
  • Maureen Melhart, Athletics
  • Mitchell Reid, College of Science
  • Paoze Thao, Liveral Studies
  • Rick Boggs, Campus Planning
  • Ronald Verba, Extended Education
  • Tom Castagna, Academic and Centralized Scheduling

Previous winners

  • La Tanya Wilson, Liberal Studies
  • Janine De Leon, Student Affairs & Enrollment Services
  • Dennis Peters, Athletics
  • John Banks, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center
  • Heather Wilde, Academic and Centralized Scheduling
  • Brenda Thompson, The Office of the CIO
  • Alexandra Treitman, Extended Education

Should I designate the United Way of Monterey County or my own nonprofit(s)?

Our Promise partners with the United Way to administer the state annual campaign. The Donor Resource Guide provides details about the program and partnering organizations. We each have the option of designating our gift go to either the United Way of Monterey County or our own favorite non-profit(s).

Designating the United Way

The United Way brings together a network of 17 certified partner agencies to address complex issues. Donations support all partner agencies and stay in the county. Help ensure that someone you may know gets the help they need, including:

  • 2-1-1 - responded to 11,830 calls for service generating 22,704 referrals.
  • Earn it! Keep it! $ave it! - a free tax preparation services resulting in $3.3 million of additional income county residents.
  • Family Wize Prescription Drug Program - discount program saved over $333,797 to county residents (saved average of 34% per prescription).
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program - provided $297,708 to help local families and individuals meet basic needs.

List of local non-profit organizations supported by your donation:

  • United Way Monterey County
  • Central Coast Young Men's Christian Association
  • Community Human Services
  • Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra
  • Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
  • Food Bank for Monterey County
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey
  • Hope Rehabilitation Services
  • Community Partnership for Youth
  • Alliance on Aging, Inc.
  • Family Service Agency of the Central Coast
  • Interim, Inc.
  • Rancho Cielo
  • Housing Resource Center of Monterey County
  • Legal Services for Seniors
  • Sun Street Centers
  • Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley, Inc

Designate a specific nonprofit(s)

Do you support a local school, animal shelter or community services organization and want to make sure your donation goes directly to them? Would you like to make your donation to the Foundation of CSUMB. You can!

Find the organization name and code from the Our Promise List of Non-Profits or write in the name and address of the organization in Item G of the pledge form.

A minimum of $5.00 per designated nonprofit per month is required for this option.

The Our Promise pledge form

CA Government Code (Section 13923) requires that each State employee be provided a pledge form giving each employee the opportunity to make a one time donation or to make monthly donations through payroll deduction. All forms (even if you decline) are due Friday, October 27 to April L. Lee.

Have more questions? Please contact your Our Promise Department Coordinator or one of the CSUMB Coordinators: Caroline Haskell (x3989) or April Lee (x3532).

Please contact the State Donor Resource Line (888) TO-DO-GOOD (888-863-6466) for campaign related assistance.

Pledge Form Cheat Sheet


California State Employees Giving At Work (Our Promise)

Pledge Form and list of Participating Organizations

FAQ's (from State)

Cash and check handling best practices