Our Promise Campaign Names New Co Vice-Chairs
Batjer and Frost to provide guidance for annual fundraiser
As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Our Promise has announced two new Co Vice-Chairs for its 2017 fundraising program. In their respective roles, Marybel Batjer, Secretary of the California Government Operations Agency and Marcie Frost, CEO of CalPERS will play an integral part in the advancement efforts of the Our Promise annual giving campaign. Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work, has provided a single charitable fund-raising drive in the State community since its inception in 1957. To celebrate its decades-long track record of giving, the organization plans to rally its current and retired employee community to secure $6.4 million during its upcoming campaign.
“Our Promise is honored to have the help of Ms. Batjer and Ms. Frost as part of our celebrating 60 years of giving,” says Tabitha Angel, Director of Our Promise. “These two visionary women will bring an invaluable breadth of insights and networks to our campaign efforts.”
Annually, the Our Promise campaign commences on September 1st and concludes on October 31st. During these two months State agencies and departments work to ensure that every State employee be given an informed and educated opportunity to donate. Through the program, employees can give to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit – having as little as $5 per payroll cycle taken out of their wages. Utilizing a network of 29 geographic campaigns in California, each region is managed by a Principal Combined Fund Drive (PCFD) – the local United Way.