The State, University, and UW Health Employees Combined Campaign of Dane County

Campaign Volunteers – Why We Give


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Current and past campaign volunteers on why they choose to give:

Grant Huber, Campaign Supporter
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Grant Huber“I find participating in Partners in Giving a great way to give back to the community and people in need. The program is easy to join through payroll deduction and any size contributions are welcomed and appreciated. With such a wide array of organizations and groups to choose from, I can easily find an organization or need that is particularly meaningful to me or something I can personally connect with.”

Cindy Paulson, Campaign Supporter
UW-Madison, Retired

“It’s a great way to give back to an organization/charity that you care about or passionate about. My son had cancer so I donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Wisconsin Chapter. I also donate to the Humane Society because all of our dogs have been rescues. There are so many organizations to choose from – pick something near and dear to your heart.”

Brian Rust, Campaign Volunteer
UW­-Madison, Retired

“My wife and i find that payroll deduction through Partners In Giving is an easy way to contribute to things we believe in.  We are very concerned about people who don’t have as much as we do.  People who have needs for housing and food are one of our key interests.”



Connie Chesnik, Campaign Supporter
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

“Partners in Giving is a model for workforce campaigns.  The excitement that builds around this campaign every year energizes staff and reinforces the commitment we all have to making a difference in people’s lives.”

Mary Pronschinske, Campaign Supporter
State Employee, Retired

“I want to see the people in the Dane County and Madison area thrive and be successful in their lives. We are a caring community and are able to offer that little bit of extra help we all need at some point in our lives. It’s nice to know that as a community we have our neighbors back, if needed. I get immense gratification in working with and being a part of Partners in Giving.”


Linda Eggert, Campaign Volunteer
Wisconsin Department of Corrections

“I believe in the power of Partner in Giving. It’s almost entirely run by volunteers and teams up caring state, University and UW Health employees in Dane County so millions get raised efficiently for hundreds of charities every year. I’m amazed at what the campaign accomplishes year in and year out and very proud to be part of it!”


Gloria Palencia, Campaign Volunteer
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

“I am always grateful for the things I have and what I have accomplished in life. I learned not to take anything for granted and my mother thought me to never forget where I came from. I grew up in the Philippines and we didn’t have much growing up. I moved to the United States when I was 13 years old and my life was never the same after that. I received an excellent education, I have a fantastic job, and a beautiful family. Therefore, I consider myself fortunate. Volunteering and donating to this campaign has become a passion for me because I want to help people in my community!”

Jeff Russell, Campaign Volunteer
UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies

“Being part of the University of Wisconsin, Madison-area, and Dane County communities is greatly important to me. I highly value the opportunity to contribute both financially and of my time to the Partners in Giving campaign, which supports a vast array of  organizations that make a difference in the lives of so many. Volunteering for the campaign provides me the opportunity to collaborate with others who share my commitment to helping our community members in need.”