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Overview

Donate

It’s easy to donate in Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work. Simply download the pledge form and turn into the Our Promise contact at your department or mail to the Our Promise office below.

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Our Promise is here

Caring for California. What does this mean to you? What do you want to see in your community?

We all have a vision for our neighborhoods, our city and our state. Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work is your opportunity to support causes and nonprofits that will help your vision become a reality.

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Our Promise Kick-Off Rally fun and informative for all!

Guests from the public and nonprofit sectors came together on August 30 at the State Capitol to kick off the 60th anniversary of the Our Promise giving campaign! State employees were able to visit with many participating nonprofits, hear from statewide elected officials, plus more!

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Meet David Zeux
Our Promise Loaned Executive, Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Q & A: 

Name, state department or agency

David Zeux, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

What do you enjoy most about working as a Loaned Executive on the OP campaign? 

There are so many things, so the top five would be the staff and colleagues; meeting different non-profits and listening to their stories; sharing stories and inspiring others through the campaign; meeting people first hand who have benefited from the campaign; doing good for my community!

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2016 Our Promise Campaign Kick-Off Event

Our Promise staff and volunteers with State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Our Promise Chair, Tom Torlakson.

The Our Promise: California  State Employees Giving at Work campaign kicked off with a big nonprofit fair on the west steps of the State Capitol on August 30.

Over 140 nonprofit agencies lined the lawn, and hundreds of state employees attendend the event. State employees were able to talk with agency representatives and learn more about how these amazing nonprofits are impacting their communities.

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Our Promise Kick-Off Feedback
Participating Nonprofits

Thank you for participating in the Our Promise Kick-Off event on August 30.

We hope the day was beneficial for your organization, and you met your future donors and volunteers. We’ve put together a short survey to help improve our events and customer service. Please take a few minutes to answer questions about your experience at the Our Promise Kick-Off event.

TAKE THE SURVEY NOW

Please provide your feedback by September 13. Thank you in advance for your time.

Photos from the event are coming soon.

Video

New 2016 Campaign Video

New 2016 Campaign Video

Our Promise Chair, Tom Torlakson and fellow state employees share why they give through Our Promise. Learn how you can get involved – and how easy it is!

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Celebrating the success of the campaign
$6.2 million raised in 2015

Every year when the campaign wraps up, we have so many volunteers, agencies, departments and donors to thank! The 2015-16 campaign was a huge success because of our hard-working department and agency chairs, vice chairs and other campaign volunteers, who worked to spread the word about the opportunity to give back, and the 37,000 state employees who contributed to Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work.

Thanks to the generosity of state workers, the 2015 campaign raised $6.2 million!

View full campaign results here.

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2016 Exceptional Leadership Achievement Award
Department of Transportation

The Exceptional Leadership Achievement Award, is given each year to the department with the most leadership level donors (giving $1,000 or more), and was awarded to the Department of Transportation for their efforts in 2016.

Leadership Donors really take “a little goes a long way” to another level. We thank all of you leadership donors for your generous contributions throughout the year. Thank you for Caring for California – Every Day. All Year.

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Secretary Matt Rodriquez receives the Augustus Freeman Hawkins Award

Secretary Matt Rodriquez, California Environmental Protection Agency, was awarded the Augustus Freeman Hawkins Award of Distinguished Merit in Community Service at the Our Promise appreciation event on March 1, 2016.

The award was presented by Karen Baker, Our Promise Chair and Chief Service Officer of CaliforniaVolunteers. The award celebrates the vision of the man who created Our Promise, Augustus Freeman Hawkins.

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Our Promise Appreciation Event & Awards

The appreciation event honored our committed and hard-working department and agency chairs, vice chairs and other campaign volunteers, who worked to spread the word about the opportunity to give back, and the 37,000 state employees who contributed to Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work.

Thanks to the generosity of state workers, the 2015 campaign raised $6.2 million! View full campaign results here.

View all photos from the event here.