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Contact Your Department Campaign Coordinator

  • Do you have a question about the Lend A Helping Hand campaign?
  • Do you need help making a donation?
  • Do you wonder how the funds are disbursed to your chosen charity?

This website provides a lot of information to state employees on these and other questions. However, your Department Campaign Coordinator is an additional resource for assistance. Find the coordinator in the list below and feel free to contact him or her. You may also contact the USECF Board Liaison assigned to your department.

Contact Information

Deparment/Agency Campaign Coordinator Phone USECF Board Liaison
Admininistrative Services Griffin, Olivia (801) 538-9560 Olivia Griffin
Agriculture and Food Hardy, Dana (801) 538-7123 Micah Richards
Alcoholic Beverage Control Wood, Terry (801) 977-6838 Nikki Stark-Kovler
Attorney General’s Office Exeter, Shelley (801) 366-0232 Kathy Stajduhar
Board of Pardons Stapley, Melissa (801) 261-6475 Larene Wyss
Capitol Preservation Board Gamble, Allyson (801) 537-9156 Olivia Griffin
Career Service Board Kawamura, Akiko (801) 538-3047 Julie Christie
Commerce Murray, Cheryl (801) 530-6957 Jenni Griffin
Corrections Felsted, Kaitlin (801) 560-7608 Micah Richards
Environmental Quality Brennan, Eileen (801) 536-4176 Larene Wyss
Financial Institutions Peel, Jennifer (801) 538-8832 Jenni Griffin
Governor’s Office Sande, Cadi (385) 377-4103 Katriina Adair
Governor’s Office of Economic Development Wright, Taneesa (801) 538-8870 Julie Christie
Governor’s Office of Management and Budget Sande, Cadi (385) 377-4103 Katriina Adair
Health Coleman, Betsy (801) 538-6128 Julie Christie
Heritage and Arts Rock, Amanda (801) 245-7208 Larene Wyss
Human Resource Management Miskimins, Mysti (801) 538-3080 Catherine Higgins
Human Services Platt, Brent (801) 368-5122 Brent Platt
Insurance Stajduhar, Kathy (801) 538-3822 Kathy Stajduhar
Labor Commission Gaitan, Violeta (801) 530-6268 Brent Platt
Legislative Offices (all) Andrus, Mary Nikki Stark-Kovler
Natural Resources Campbell, Gina (801) 538-7306 Paul Baker
Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst Wilson, Alexander (801) 326-1773 Nancy Askerlund
Public Lands Policy Coordination Carambelas, Kris (801) 538-1697 Olivia Griffin
Public Safety Dalton, Marge (801) 965-4456 Katriina Adair
Public Service Commission George, Ashley (801) 530-6763 Paul Baker
State Tax Commission Shaw, Megan (801) 297-3841 Larene Wyss
Technology Services Tribolet, Anna (385) 315-3046 Jenni Griffin
Transportation Higgins, Catherine (385) 466-0437 Catherine Higgins
Utah Courts Talbot, Chris (801) 578-3881 Catherine Higgins
Utah National Guard Silcox, Kelli (801) 735-6210 Brent Platt
Veteran’s Affairs Price, Kelsey (385) 377-0402 Paul Baker
Workforce Services Conway, Ian (801) 245-4613 Nikki Stark-Kovler

Step-by-Step Instructions for Donating

Thank you for participating in the Lend A Helping Hand campaign and giving generously. Your contribution changes lives and makes a positive difference in our communities and beyond. Please make your contribution online. If that is not feasible, use the Pledge & Payroll Deduction Form to donate in person. Instructions for both procedures are provided below.

Please follow these step to donate online (preferred)

Click the “Make a Donation” button. It will take you to the Utah ID login page. Please provide your credentials as prompted. Then, continue with the following actions.
Make a Donation

Selecting contributions type: payroll deduction or one-time cash donation

Selecting payroll deduction

Selecting one-time cash contribution

Copying last year’s selections to continue them the coming year

Selecting a new agency to support with a new amount of money. Even $1.00 donation can be deducted from your paycheck each pay period.

Confirming and submitting your contribution by payroll deduction

Confirming and submitting you one-time cash donation

Printing receipt

Please follow these steps to donate in person

  1. Print the Pledge & Payroll Deduction Form (49 KB)
  2. Fill out the form and sign it
  3. Give the form and your donation to the Department Campaign Coordinator for processing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Utah State Employees’ Charitable Fund?

Utah State Employees’ Charitable Fund (USECF) is authorized by the Governor to provide employees a one-stop point for donating money to vetted local, national, and international non-profit organizations that serve people with basic needs for food, shelter, health care, education, etc. It is governed by a board of directors made up of state employees who are appointed by the Governor to serve in a volunteer position.

What is the Lend A Helping Hand Campaign?

Each fall between September and November, the USECF Board organizes the Lend A Helping Hand campaign to offer employees an opportunity to participate in the Utah State Employees’ Charitable Fund. Employees are encouraged to give generously to the specified non-profit organizations, which have been vetted by the Board to ensure they meet accepted standards of sound financial management and comply with applicable federal and state legal and regulatory requirements. However, neither the State nor the USECF Board endorses the approved agencies.

How do I make a donation during the Lend A Helping Hand Campaign?

During the campaign, donations are made securely and confidentially online. You may give either via ongoing payroll deductions or a one-time cash donation. Please go to the DONATE page to pledge your contribution. Step-by-step instructions are available on this website. Your Department Campaign Coordinator and USECF Board members are happy to answer questions and provide further assistance.

Will a small donation make a difference?

YES. Every dollar you give makes a big difference in people’s lives. For example, in 2018, state employees gave $30,000 to the Utah Food Bank, helping provide 111,000 meals to hungry Utah individuals and families. Among them were Emily and her family. She said, “This food has helped me so much—if I didn’t have the free meals from school and the Kids Cafe meals we get at the library, my family would probably starve. If I could say something to the people who give us this food, I’d tell them thank you very much and that I owe you one in the future. Oh, and I’d tell them bless their souls.”

Can I have my donation deducted automatically from my paycheck?

YES. Payroll deductions are the preferred method for donating money. You can give easily and securely online. Go to the DONATE page. The deductions, in the amount that you specify, will begin the coming year in January and continue through December. Payroll deductions must be renewed each year; they do not continue automatically.

Do I have to donate through payroll deductions?

No. An employee also has the option of making a one-time contribution online. Go to the DONATE page. After making you pledge online, print your receipt and attach a copy to your check or money order, made payable to Utah State Employees’ Charitable Fund, and give them to your Department Campaign Coordinator.

How are the funds distributed to my designated agency?

To ensure your gift goes to the agency of your choice, enter the appropriate code from the list of approved non-profits, along with the amount you wish to donate. Funds collected through payroll deductions are disbursed to the agencies by a check twice a year: in February and in August. One-time contributions are distributed once a year: in January.

What if the non-profit agency that I wish to donate to is not included on the non-profits list?

If your preferred agency is not listed, please choose another agency from the collection of more than 500 organizations. Feel free to encourage an agency to apply to be included in the Utah State Employees’ Charitable Fund. Application forms for agencies are available on this website. The application deadline is July 1 in order to be considered for inclusion in the fall Lend A Helping Hand campaign.

Charitable Organizations Participating in the Campaign

Non-profit charitable organizations that participate in the Lend A Helping Hand campaign have been vetted by the Utah State Employees’ Charitable Fund (USECF) Board of Directors. They must meet the following criteria to qualify:

  • Comply with the Utah Charitable Solicitations Act.
  • Register with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection.
  • Comply with the Utah Department of Commerce rules and regulations.
  • Have current IRS 501 ( c ) (3) tax exempt status.
  • Demonstrate regular participation or presence in the state of Utah.
  • Churches, government, and political subdivisions, political action groups, veteran, and fraternal organizations shall not be eligible.

If your preferred agency is not listed, please choose another agency from the collection of more than 500 organizations. Feel free to encourage an agency to apply to be included in USECF. Application form is available on this website under Charitable Organizations.

To ensure that your donation is disbursed to the agency or agencies you want to support, enter the appropriate code number(s) from the list. Organizations are listed both alphabetically by name and numerically by code. The lists are available in Excel and PDF formats.

If you download the Excel files, you can search and filter the lists to find the organization(s) you are interested in.

To Filter

  • Click the drop-down arrow (highlighted yellow) for the column you want to filter
  • The filter menu will appear
  • Select by clicking the boxes by the item(s) you want to view
  • Click OK and only the items you selected will be listed

To Search and Filter

  • Click the drop-down arrow (highlighted in yellow) for the column you want to search
  • The filter menu will appear
  • Under Text Filter, there’s a search bar; write the key word(s) you want to find
  • Only the items that contain your search term(s) will be checked
  • You can filter the list further by unselecting items you don’t want
  • Click Ok and only the items you selected will be listed

If you need assistance, contact your department campaign coordinator.

Alphabetical List

Numeric List

Greeting from Governor Herbert

Governor Herbert

Governor Gary R. Herbert
2009 – present

As State employees, we have an opportunity to participate in the annual Utah State Employees’ Charitable Fund Campaign. The Charitable Fund helps support efforts to enhance the quality of life for all Utahns.

Your decision to support agencies participating in the Charitable Fund Campaign is a personal one. I urge each of you to think carefully about your role in the life of your community. As citizens, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to share our resources with those in need.

In an effort to recognize our state employees who contribute a greater amount to the Campaign, I will recognize and commend employees who contribute 1% or more of their base annual pay. This is known as the “Governor’s 1% Club.” I look forward to seeing your name on such a commendation list this year.

Please join me in giving to the agencies of your choice through the Utah State Employees’ Charitable Fund Campaign.

Thank you,
Gary R. Herbert
Governor

Information for Making a Donation

As citizens, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to share our resources with those in need.” – Governor Gary R. Herbert

Thank you for choosing to participate in the Utah State Employees’ Charitable Fund. Your donation changes lives and enhances the quality of life throughout Utah and beyond.

Donations are accepted only during the Lend A Helping Hand campaign held annually in the fall. During the campaign, donate securely online. Click the “Make a Donation” link below and login to your Utah ID Portal.

Make a Donation

THANK YOU

 

Ongoing Payroll Deduction (preferred method)

Deductions in the amount you specify will begin with the first payday in January following the campaign and continue through the year until the last payday in December.

Payroll deduction pledges must be renewed each year.

You may cancel or change the payroll contribution at any time during the year by contacting the Treasurer on the Utah Employees’ Charitable Fund Board of Directors.

Tax deduction claimed for the upcoming tax year.

One-Time Cash Donation

When you pledge online, print the receipt and attach a copy of it to the check or money order, made payable to the Utah State Employees’ Charitable Fund.

Give the payment and copy of the receipt to your department campaign coordinator.

If you wish to make a one-time contribution of $26 or more, please consider donating the money in installments through ongoing payroll deduction.

Tax deduction claimed for the current tax year.