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What is the Denver Employees’ Combined Campaign (DECC)?


The DECC was started in 1988 when Denver Mayor Federico Pena signed an executive order creating the Denver Employees’ Combined Campaign (DECC) in order to provide City employees with a “responsive and convenient system of charitable giving through payroll deductions.”  Since this first year, the DECC has been a continual source of sustainable funding for local nonprofits that continues to grow.  In 2012, participating City employees increased their gifts to a remarkable average of over $260 per person!  The generous investments by employees in non-profits has brought the total giving from the campaign to more than $11.4 million dollars over the history of the DECC.

The DECC strives to promote and support philanthropy by providing a cost-effective and employee-focused way for city employees to donate to nonprofits providing support in health and human services, education, social change, arts, environment conservation, and animal welfare.  Employees are able to designate their donations to one or more nonprofits through payroll deduction, cash, check, or credit card.  All donations are voluntary and tax-deductible.  

Now entering its 25th year and introducing the newly available online giving tool, which reduces waste and makes giving fast, easy, and more secure, employees can give to any of their favorite 501c3s.  The DECC aims to bring together employees through events and volunteer opportunities to support their neighbors and make create an everlasting legacy in Denver.

Mayor Hancock and the DECC Committee have designated Mile High United Way for management of the DECC.  If you have any comments or questions, please contact Ian Jacobs at 303-561-2205 or e-mail Ian at ian.jacobs@unitedwaydenver.org.

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