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For Immediate Release
February 22, 2018

Employees Raise More than $81,000 for Charities

Annual donation campaign proves to be another success

San Rafael, CA – Generous County of Marin government employees recently demonstrated their ongoing community spirit by committing $81,067 to the 2017 Marin County Employees Combined Charities Campaign, known internally as the Heart of Marin. Since 2007, employees have contributed more than $750,000 through the annual campaign.

A view of the Civic Center with Lagoon Pond in the foregroundCounty employees have donated more than $750,000 to nonprofits through paycheck deductions since 2007.
The campaign, which took place in October and November, allows employees to make biweekly paycheck deductions and one-time donations toward the annual program that benefits Bay Area nonprofits. The employees contribute to nonprofit federations that assist a variety of charities or hand-pick charities of their choice. This year the federations included United Way of the Bay Area, Bay Area Black United Fund, Community Health Charities of California, EarthShare California, Global Impact and Local Independent Charities.

The Heart of Marin campaign provides a convenient way for County employees to learn about and support the participating organizations. By giving at the office, the program saves charities the time, effort, and expense of seeking out and processing individual donations. The payroll deductions create a reliable way for the nonprofits to predict contributions and plan for consistent revenue streams.

Among the County’s 23 departments, the County Counsel’s Office had a 100 percent participation rate when combining the giving through payroll deductions and one-time donations. The Public Defender came in second with a 97 percent participation rate followed by Child Support Services with 92 percent.


Max Korten
Marin County Parks

Marin Civic Center
Suite 260
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 342-5914
Email: Max Korten