Frequently Asked Questions

What is the CVC?

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is the annual charity drive of the employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

How is the CVC different from the United Way?

The CVC is a vehicle for giving, it is not a charity in and of itself. The United Way is one of more than 1,300 charities approved to participate in the CVC.

What are the dates for the College's CVC Campaign?

October 1 through December 31.

Does the College have specific goals this year?

Our goal for 2013 is to have 321 donors.

What is the CVC overhead rate?

There is no overhead, 100% of your designated contribution goes to the charity or charities you select.  There are no administrative fees on designated contributions.  Be sure to designate!

What are the advantages of giving through the CVC?

You can make your charitable contribution through payroll deduction, thereby spreading your contribution throughout the year. The participating charities have been screened to ensure they are fiscally sound and that they perform the services stated.

How many charities may I designate for donation?

You may select up to four (4) specific charities.

What happens if I do not designate my contribution?

Employees are encouraged to give to their charity of choice. If you make a contribution without designating a specific charity, your donation will be allocated on a percentage basis to all charities receiving contributions in the state and be subject to the overhead rate.  Be sure to designate!

What if my charity choice is not among those listed in the CVC directory?

Charities that wish to participate in the CVC must complete an application between March 1 and April 30 each year.

Where can I review additional information?

On the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign website.

When do payroll deductions begin?

They begin with the first paycheck of January. If you select perpetual, the deduction will continue unless you cancel the deduction (pdf). If you choose annual, the deduction will end with the last paycheck in December.