Our Promise Thank You Breakfast & Awards 2016

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Thank you for attending the 2016 Our Promise Thank You Breakfast! We appreciate everything you do to make the Our Promise campaign a huge success.

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 32,000 state employees who contributed to Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work.

Thanks to the generosity of state workers, the 2016 campaign raised $6.1 million – thank you for your philanthropic giving! 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 on Facebook – take a look and tag yourself and coworkers!

Awardees honored at the event

Several volunteers and departments received awards for their dedication and work on the Our Promise 2016 campaign.

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy was awarded the Outstanding Improvement Award. Their hard work resulted in a 42% increase!

The Department of General Services and the California State Teacher Retirement System received this year’s Collaborative Excellence Award. These departments came together for a combined kick-off event on the Sacramento River Walk that had a BIG pay-off.

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.

Campaign of the Year Awards were given to Commission on State Mandates (small department), who achieved a 69% participation rate, and California Highway Patrol (large department) who raised just under $635,000!

The 2016 Augustus Freeman Hawkins Award of Distinguished Merit in Dedication was awarded to Marybel Batjer, Secretary for California Government Operations Agency. Secretary Batjer was honored for leading her agency in innovation, allowing strong support and recruitment of campaign Chairs and Key Connectors and for allowing educational opportunities to take place for his employees to learn more about the needs of communities statewide. 

All 2016 Department Awards

Participation Award Winners

Platinum Level: 85%+ participation rate

New Motor Vehicle Board

Gold Level: 60-84% participation rate

California Earthquake Authority
Commission on State Mandates
Delta Protection Commission
San Joaquin River Conservancy

Silver Level: 40-59% participation rate

Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Administrative Law
Office of Traffic Safety
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
State Treasurer’s Office

Bronze Level: 25-39% participation rate

African American Museum
Board of State & Community Corrections
Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency
California Highway Patrol
California Arts Council
California Conservation Corps
California Housing Finance Agency
California State Assembly
California State Library
California State Senate
California State University of the Chancellor
Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Commission on the Status of Women
Department of Aging
Department of Business Oversight
Department of Community Services & Development
Department of Human Resources (CalHR)
Department of Managed Health Care
Department of Motor Vehicles
Education Audit Appeals Panel
Emergency Medical Services Authority
First 5 California
Office of Systems Integration
Office of the Governor
Office of the Patient Advocate
State Controller’s Office
Student Aid Commission

Per Capita Award Winners

Platinum Level: $100.00+ per capita gift

Agricultural Labor Relations Board
Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board
Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency
California Earthquake Authority
California State Assembly
California State Library
California State University of the Chancellor
Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy
Delta Protection Commission
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of the Governor
Office of the Patient Advocate
Office of Traffic Safety
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
San Joaquin River Conservancy
State Treasurer’s Office

Gold Level: $80.00-$99.99 per capita gift

California State Senate
Department of Community Services & Development
Office of Systems Integration

Silver Level: $65.00-$79.99 per capita gift

California State Coastal Conservancy
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Commission on State Mandates
Department of Business Oversight
Department of Human Resources (CalHR)
New Motor Vehicle Board
Office of Administrative Law

Bronze Level: $50.00-$64.99 per capita gift

African American Museum
Board of State & Community Corrections
California Highway Patrol
California Conservation Corps
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
California Horse Racing Board
California Housing Finance Agency
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Department of Aging
Department of Conservation
Department of Finance
Department of Insurance
Department of Managed Health Care
First 5 California
Native American Heritage Commission
Office of Statewide Planning & Development
Office of the State Public Defender
State Council on Developmental Disabilities
State Lands Commission and Bureau of Land Management
State Water Resources Control Board
Student Aid Commission

Campaign Increase Award Winners

Campaign Increase of 15%+

African American Museum
Agricultural Labor Relations Board
Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board
Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency
California Earthquake Authority
California Horse Racing Board
California State University of the Chancellor
Commission on State Mandates
Committee on Judicial Performance
Corcoran State Prison
CSU, San Bernardino
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Department of Developmental Services
Department of Fair Employment & Housing
Department of Housing and Community Development
Department of Human Resources (CalHR)
Department of Rehabilitation
Deuel Vocational Institution
Energy Commission
Governor’s Office of Planning & Research
Little Hoover Commission
Los Angeles County State Prison
Military Department
Mule Creek State Prison
Native American Heritage Commission
New Motor Vehicle Board – Part of DMV
Retirees
Sacramento  State Prison
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
San Francisco Bay Conservancy & Development
State Council on Developmental Disabilities
State Lands Commission and Bureau of Land Management