The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks board member, Jan Primus, received the Community Shares of Wisconsin Backyard HERO award in October 2013. The friends of Wisconsin State Parks is a member organization of Community Shares. (Photo – center front)
Primus has volunteered many hours for Community Shares of Wisconsin over the last several years as well as volunteering her time at Mirror Lake State Park, being a campground host with her husband David and being on the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks board of directors and holding the office of Treasurer. Congratulations to Jan Primus.
As the oldest social action fund in the country, Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) is a vital force for change in our community. Annual funds raised by CSW have increased from $300 in 1971 to over $970,000 today! Our base of support in the community continues to grow.
The majority of our funds are raised through workplace giving campaigns. Workplace giving is a simple way that employees can make tax-deductible donations to local charities through payroll contributions. Workplace giving is not only easy and efficient, it allows a company and its employees to work together to benefit the community.
The Community Shares workplace giving campaign is “donor driven.” This means that donors may designate (or direct) all or part of their gifts to specific CSW member groups which, in turn, receive 100% of those designated dollars.