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Mayor James F. Kenney

Message from Mayor Kenney

Dear Friends:

It is my pleasure to introduce the City of Philadelphia 2020 Employees’ Combined Campaign, the City’s workplace charitable giving program. The Campaign kicks off September 9, 2019, and runs through December 31, 2019. Our Campaign gives you—Philadelphia’s incredible employees and retirees—the opportunity to conveniently contribute to pre-approved charities.

Since 1983, the Campaign has raised more than $38 million for nonprofits that provide vital services to communities across Philadelphia, the nation, and the world. Just last year, we raised more than $472,000 for more than 300 charities. I am truly grateful to everyone who contributed last year. Thousands of individuals in our area are better off because of your kindness and compassion.

I invite every City employee to support a cause that you care about through the 2020 Campaign. Our City is in need, and we have proven that when we work together, we can make a powerful difference. That’s why we chose Philly Gives: Philly Counts as our 2020 Campaign theme. 

This year’s Campaign goal is to raise $1 million. If every City employee pledged $2 per pay period, we would raise more than $1.5 million for worthy causes. That very option to donate a small amount from each paycheck is what sets our Campaign apart. The Campaign is designed with you in mind, giving you an opportunity to support charities without breaking your budget. 

Please take the time to view the Contributors’ Guide to learn more about the causes you care about and can contribute to through the Campaign. You can support charities which help feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, advance medicine, protect our environment, assist youth and the elderly, and so much more. 

Your leadership, commitment to public service, support of our City, and dedication to the Campaign are just a few of the many reasons why I am so proud to be mayor of this great City. All of you are the reason why the Combined Campaign is a success. I thank you in advance for your generosity, and I look forward to a successful 2020 Campaign. 

Sincerely,

 

James F. Kenney

Mayor