Our Promise Thank You Breakfast & Awards
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Thank you for attending the 2017 Our Promise Thank You Breakfast! We appreciate everything you do to make the Our Promise campaign successful.

The 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 31,000 state employees who contributed to Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work.

Thanks to the generosity of state workers, the 2017 campaign raised $6.1 million! View full campaign results here.

We hope you enjoyed the Thank You Breakfast event. Please take a few moments to let us know how the event was. Give your feedback here.

Photos from the event are posted on Facebook. Tag your friends and colleagues! 

Awardee honored at the event

Several volunteers and departments received awards for their dedication and work on the Our Promise 2017 campaign.

The High Speed Rail Authority was awarded the Outstanding Improvement Award. Their hard work resulted in over 30% increase in donations and increased employee participation by 13%!

The Office of Systems Integration and the Department of Housing and Community Development received this year’s Collaborative Excellence Award. These departments came together for a combined kick-off event that doubled employee attendance from last year.

The Exceptional Leadership Achievement Award, is given each year to the department with the most leadership level donors (giving $1,000 or more), was awarded to the Department of Transportation for the third year in a row with over 70 Leadership Donors from across the state! 

Campaign of the Year Awards were given to Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board (small department), who improved 96% total dollars raised and California Highway Patrol (large department) who raised nearly $600,000!

The 2017 Augustus Freeman Hawkins Award of Distinguished Merit in Dedication was awarded to Diana S. Dooley, Secretary for Health and Human Services Agency. Secretary Dooley was honored for leading her agency with her dynamic leadership style and exudes enthusiasm for the Our Promise Campaign which trickles down through her departments.

All 2017 Department Awards

Participation Award Winners

Platinum Level: 85%+ participation rate

Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board

Gold Level: 60-84% participation rate

California Debt Advisory Commission
California School Finance Authority
Commission on State Mandates
Gambling Protection Commission
San Joaquin River Conservancy

Silver Level: 40-59% participation rate

Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays 
California Judicial Center Library
California Pollution Control Financing Authority
Department of Aging
First 5 California
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy

Bronze Level: 25-39% participation rate

Board of Equalization
Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges
California Educational Facilities Authority
California High Speed Rail Authority
California Highway Patrol
California Housing Finance Agency
California Mortgage Bond and Tax Credit Allocation Committee
California State Library
California Transportation Commission
Colorado River Board
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training

Delta Protection Commission
Department of Aging
Department of Business Oversight
Department of Community Services & Development
Department of Human Resources (CalHR)
Department of Motor Vehicles
Department of Technology
Department of Transportation
Education Audit Appeals Panel
Employment Training Panel
Government Operations Agency
Health & Human Services Agency
Office of Administrative Law
ScholarShare Investment Board
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Per Capita Award Winners

Platinum Level: $100.00+ per capita gift

Agricultural Labor Relations Board
Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board
Board of Equalization
Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency
California Debt Advisory Commission
California Pollution Control Financing Authority
California School Finance Authority
Gambling Protection Commission
Government Operations Agency
Office of Tax Appeals
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
San Joaquin River Conservancy
Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Gold Level: $80.00-$99.99 per capita gift

California Judicial Center Library
Commission on State Mandates
Delta Protection Commission
First 5 California
Governor’s Office of Planning & Research
Health & Human Services Agency
Public Employment Relations Board

Silver Level: $65.00-$79.99 per capita gift

Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays 
California Debt Limit Allocation Committee
California High Speed Rail Authority
California Housing Finance Agency
California Transportation Commission
Colorado River Board
Department of Business Oversight
Department of Community Services & Development

Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays 
California Debt Limit Allocation Committee
California High Speed Rail Authority
California Housing Finance Agency
California Transportation Commission
Colorado River Board
Department of Business Oversight
Department of Community Services & Development
 

Bronze Level: $50.00-$64.99 per capita gift

Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges
California Highway Patrol
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
California Earthquake Authority
California Horse Racing Board
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
California State Coastal Conservancy
California State Library
California State Teachers Retirement System
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Commission on the Status of Women
Department of Conservation
Department of Fair Employment & Housing
Department of Human Resources (CalHR)
Department of Technology
Employment Training Panel
Energy Commission
Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development
Labor & Workforce Agency
Office of Administrative Law
Office of Systems Integration
State Water Resources Control Board
Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board