2019 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is the annual charity drive for employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia. VCU's annual campaign dates are October 2 through December 20.

Why give to the CVC?

  •  All charities participating in the CVC have been pre-screened to ensure that they are fiscally sound and that they perform the services stated.
  •  Payroll deduction allows you to budget your contribution throughout the year through regular automated giving.
  •  The CVC operates for and by state employees under the Executive Order of the Governor.
  •  There are many opportunities to give. The CVC accepts cash, check, or payroll deduction.

How to give

University employees: Make a pledge online. If you're unable to pledge online, please complete a paper pledge form and submit to Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu.

VCU Health employees: Online donation coming soon. For more information, please contact VCUHS Work/Life Coordinator, Emmy Rusyniak at emmy.rusyniak@vcuhealth.org 


Contact your campaign associate listed below or one of the CVC Chairs.

CVC Campaign Associates

Cindi Phares, VCU Human Resources


Emmy Rusyniak, HR CVC Associate, VCU Health


Participating charities

CVC offers a charity directory search tool as well as a full list.  Employees who have given directly to a CVC participating charity during the campaign can report their donation to the CVC campaign.

Payroll deductions made during the campaign will begin in January 2020 and end December of 2020.


Participating VCU charities

Center for Human-Animal Interaction (code 200018) 
The Center for Human-Animal Interaction enhances health and wellbeing through Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and pet visitation.  The volunteer Dogs On Call therapy teams provide comfort and warmth to patients, families and staff at VCU Health.  Dogs on Call teams also provide much-needed stress relief to students during exams and increase therapy dog awareness in the surrounding community.  

Children's Hospital Foundation (code 200083)
Children's Hospital Foundation is dedicated to funding and advocating for pediatric initiatives that improve the status of health care and the quality of life for children in our region. The Foundation provides support for the programs and initiatives of Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU and the children it serves each year, as well as other pediatric health care programs in the community.

Massey Cancer Center (code 200094) 

The VCU Massey Cancer Center is leading and shaping the nation's fight against cancer. With innovative research and cutting-edge, compassionate patient care, Massey is relentless in the pursuit of eradicating death and suffering caused by cancer.. 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond (code 200039)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond provides a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families by providing a way that they can stay together and stay focused on their child's well being.  In addition to the Ronald McDonald House, there are three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms footsteps from the PICU for families of the most critically ill patients at Children's Hospital of VCU and the Ronald McDonald House Sibling Center at VCU Health's Children's Pavilion.

VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Center (code 200099)
The VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center strives to be a premier model for improving the lives of individuals with movement disorders, their families, and the community by its commitment to excellence in comprehensive interdisciplinary clinical care, transition research and education and outreach. Donations help bring new treatments through groundbreaking research and valuable assistance to patients and their  families through support groups and educational seminars.

Virginia Council on Economic Education (code 200143) 
VCEE promotes the economic and financial literacy of Virginia's K-12 students by training teachers, providing classroom materials and actively advocating economic education in the Commonwealth.