Left to right: John Ebbets, UMass Fine Arts Center, and Joel Morse and Harold Wolfe of WGBY at the UMACC Charity Fair. WGBY is one of over 300 non-profits who receive support from UMass employees through UMACC.
The UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) is an employee benefit that provides UMass faculty, staff, and retirees an easy and streamlined way to donate to any charitable organization through payroll deduction, cash/check, or credit card, and none of the donations stay at UMass. Since 1991, employees and retirees have donated over $8 million to charitable organizations through UMACC. For the 2015-16 campaign year, UMACC raised $405,470, with 60% of that going to organizations in western Mass. Employees and retirees like UMACC because it makes it easy for them to give to multiple organizations in one transaction, and because giving by payroll deduction means that a small amount each month can go a long way. Charitable organizations appreciate programs like UMACC because it reduces their need to spend resources on fundraising and administration.
Colleen Kelley, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, working her table at the UMACC Charity Fair.