FACULTY & STAFF CAMPAIGN FAQ
How were the four charities selected for the Faculty/Staff Community Campaign?
This year, to help highlight several of the nearly 900 Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) charities, four were selected that represent critical needs within the state and local community and that appeal to a broad range of passions.
Is the Maryland Charity Campaign giving site secure?
MCC has contracted with America’s Charities, powered by CauseCast, a campaign management system that provides state-of-the-art data security. Critical data is stored using the strongest encryption methods available today.
How can I donate?
You may pledge by payroll deduction, check or credit card.
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Why should I give?
Gifts to MCC’s nearly 900 charities show our commitment to the communities we serve. Everyone has experienced a friend or family member who has relied on the care or services of nonprofits. Please contribute to the one that has touched your life.
Why should I contribute through MCC?
MCC is not competing with your favorite charities, but is a convenient and cost-efficient method to donate conveniently and through payroll deduction.
How much should I give? Is there a donation minimum?
There are no minimum donations, and every donation, big and small, is appreciated. We encourage you to give what you are comfortable with. Collectively, our gifts add up and show our combined dedication to these many worthy causes.
Is my MCC contribution tax-deductible?
Contributions to the MCC are tax-deductible within the limits of current federal and Maryland State tax law. The MCC has provided no goods or services in exchange for the contribution.
How much of my gift goes to the charity?
An estimated 88 percent of your designated contributions go directly to the charity or charities of your choice, unrestricted. MCC administrative costs are a small in comparison to other non-profits.
Can I give directly to the university, instead of MCC?
Yes, you can give directly to UMD at our giving site or if you would like to give via payroll deduction, please contact us for assistance.