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Dragon Drive

Dragon Drive: Drexe Employees Helping the Community

President John A. Fry

John A. Fry
President

Dear Drexel Colleague:

One of the most exciting expressions of Drexel’s mission of civic engagement is the annual Dragon Drive campaign, in which we come together to strengthen our region’s communities through workplace philanthropy. Please support the 2015 Dragon Drive, which begins on Monday, October 5 and continues through Friday, October 30.

Your tax-deductible contributions can support the AIDS Fund, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Bread & Roses Community Fund, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, Earth Share Pennsylvania, Women’s Way or United Way and the organizations that they represent.

It will be a challenge to top last year’s impressive $166,000 raised, but I am confident we can do it. Thank you for your commitment to helping Drexel be the nation’s most civically engaged university.

Dragon Drive

Dragon Drive is the annual workplace giving campaign for Drexel University faculty and professional staff. During the month of October, faculty and professional staff can conveniently make tax deductible contributions to support the AIDS Fund, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Bread & Roses Community Fund, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, EarthShare Pennsylvania, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Women's Way.

Be sure to review the FAQs for more information.

During the campaign, all faculty and professional staff members who made a donation through the Dragon Drive were entered to win weekly raffle prizes. 

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2015 Dragon Drive Donation Total: $169,500

 

              Together We Make A Difference

Thank you to all Drexel’s faculty and professional staff who participated in this year’s Dragon Drive through donations.  As a group, we raised more than $166,000 meeting last year’s total.   

Additionally, special thank you to the HR Dragon Drive Committee Members and the Department Captains.  Dragon Drive would not be a success without the help of these individuals volunteering their time and effort to the campaign.

Together, we’ve made a difference.  Thanks again.

FAQs 

Is there a minimum contribution?

There is no minimum contribution forAIDS Fund, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Bread & Roses Fund, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, EarthShare Pennsylvania, Women's Way.

However, there is a $24 minimum contribution per agency for organizations under United Way. If your contribution is less than $24, your designation will be directed to United Way’s Impact Fund.

How can I contribute to one of the spotlight organizations without using the Annual Package?

Select Custom Package and enter the code number for the spotlight organization.

Code Number Agency
2803 AIDS Fund (The)/From All Walks of Life
239 American Cancer Society, Commonwealth Division, Inc., Southeast Region
219 American Heart Association of SEPA
289 Bread and Roses Community Fund
10676 Delaware Valley Legacy Fund
82620 EarthShare, Pennsylvania
818 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
202 Women's Way

What if I want to support a specific United Way agency/charitable organization?

All you need to do is enter that agency's code or name on the online Dragon Drive Contribution Form. The online form provides a link to a list of charitable organizations supported through United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

The full agency listing is also available for reference: United Way Greater Philadelphia and Southern NJ [xls]

How can I make my contribution to the Dragon Drive?

The easiest way to give generously is to sign up for a payroll deduction by using the online Dragon Drive Contribution Form.

What are the payment options for my contribution and when do they go into effect?

  • Payroll Deduction: Payroll deductions begin in the new calendar year. If you sign up for a payroll deduction contribution during the Dragon Drive in October 2015, your deductions will start in January 2016. The annual donation for monthly paid faculty and professional staff will be divided into 12 payments and the annual donation for bi-weekly paid professional staff will be divided into 26 payments.

  • Credit Card payment: Credit card contributions are charged immediately.

  • Check/Cash Payment: Check/cash contributions are collected during the Dragon Drive; all checks will be cashed once received by the organization. You may send your check/cash and a copy of your verification page (Step 5 in the online contribution form) to your Dragon Drive Captain or directly to Althea Wallace in Human Resources at 3201 Arch St, Suite 430.

    • Annual Package: If you selected the Annual Package, make your check payable to Drexel University Dragon Drive.

    • Custom Package: If you are contributing to one of the spotlight organizations, make your check payable to the spotlight organization (AIDS Fund, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Bread & Roses Fund, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, EarthShare Pennsylvania, Women's Way). If you are contribution to an organization under United Way, make your check payable to United Way, noting the specific organization in the memo. A separate check must be submitted for each agency.

Will my contribution through payroll deduction be taken out of my paycheck pre- or post-tax?

Your contribution will be taken out of your paycheck post-tax.

Are there any Drexel affiliates under the United Way?

Drexel University Affiliates

 

Code Number

Agency

1784

Academy of Natural Sciences

50223

Drexel University

7727

Drexel University College of Medicine

14489

Eleventh Street Family Health Services