Employee Giving

We’ve got heart.

Salt Lake Community College faculty and staff have long made a meaningful difference in students’ lives through their dedication in the classroom as well as their many supporting and administrative roles. SLCC’s Employee Giving Campaign further reflects the commitment of our faculty and staff to our students’ success.

Donor impact and student success go hand in hand. Scholarship support helps students overcome the single greatest obstacle they perceive in pursuing an education at SLCC: the cost.

Through SLCC’s Employee Giving Campaign, faculty and staff may choose the area in which they help provide support for our students, including:

  • Scholarship support for PACE (Partners for Accessing College Education); Bruin Dreams Scholarship (undocumented students); the General Scholarship Fund; and many more student scholarships.
  • General support for the Community Writing Center; Disability Resource Center; Grand Theatre; the College’s greatest need; and a wide variety of academic areas and program initiatives.


SLCC’s vision is to be a model for inclusive and transformative education, strengthening the communities we serve through the success of our students. We achieve that vision through college readiness, workforce development and community outreach.

Salt Lake Community College needs the support of its employees, in addition to its friends, corporations and foundations to continue its mission and achieve its strategic goals. When SLCC’s faculty and staff support the College through employee giving, it sends a powerful message to current and potential donors that its employees believe in the College’s vision and mission.

Employees may give as much as they like or whatever is significant to them to participate in the Campaign. Through the past and current employee giving campaigns, employees’ gifts have significantly benefitted student scholarships, academic and cultural programs and a wide variety of College initiatives.

Participation in the Employee Giving Campaign ensures that you make a difference in the lives of Salt Lake Community College students. No matter the size, your gift counts!

Sustainer’s Circle donors are SLCC Employee Giving Campaign donors of $500 of more ($20.84//pay period) for the fiscal year. Thanks to this group of sustainers, as well as the participation of over 200 SLCC faculty and staff donors, the 2019 employee giving campaign raised $49,156.

In June of 2019, a small group of Employee Giving Campaign supporters gathered to celebrate the second annual Sustainer’s Circle afternoon tea. Two SLCC student scholarship recipients were the highlight of the annual event, sharing their own SLCC stories as well as their hopes and dreams for the future.

We hope you’ll join us as we continue to make a difference in our students’ lives as they pursue their goals of attaining a Salt Lake Community College education. This year's Sustainer's Circle Tea has tentatively been scheduled for June 3, 2020.

The Campaign runs through the fiscal year, beginning on July 1 and ending the following year on June 30. For the 2019 Employee Giving Campaign, our goal is to achieve 250 participants.

Every summer, the College acknowledges faculty and staff donors who do not wish to remain anonymous in SLCC publications. Another way donors are recognized is on a window display over the Institutional Advancement office in AAB on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

  • Payroll Deduction – Just complete the payroll deduction form and drop it in campus mail. Spread out your donation over bimonthly payments. For example, a donation of $5 per pay period totals $120 per year.
  • eSignature Payroll Deduction – Complete the secure online form and hit submit.
  • Credit Card Online
  • Check, payable to:

    Salt Lake Community College Foundation
    Development Office
    P.O. Box 30808
    Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808

Would you like to schedule a roundtable presentation about employee giving for your faculty or staff meeting? Contact Laurie Staton, Director of Sustainable Giving, 801-957-4654, laurie.staton@slcc.edu.

Visit the SLCC Development Office in AAB 101 on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

Every gift counts!

Student Recipient Spotlights

Jenny Faasavalu

Jenny Faasavalu

Jenny Faasavalu says that a college skills class at her workplace, Intermountain Health Care, was the impetus that motivated her to begin taking classes at SLCC two years ago. After working as a dialysis technician for 20 years, she felt stuck. Even her boss encouraged her to apply for financial aid and to “go for it!”

Jenny decided to begin her education at Salt Lake Community College by taking one class at a time. She also started with the subject she was most afraid of: Math. She now has four classes left and will apply for admission to SLCC’s Nursing Program in April.

She gets emotional when she says she wishes she had started many years ago. “I feel like I still have so much to learn. Even if you fail, don’t give up – you just have keep trying.” But now, she says, “I feel like I have a second chance.”

Sierra Heaton

"Salt Lake Community College has been incredible, awesome. The faculty and staff have been so encouraging. I want to thank my scholarship donors – they have made such a difference in my life with their support. They’re the reason I’m able to pursue my dreams of becoming a doctor. They’re the reason I’m here."

Donor Spotlight

Becky Armitage
Program Manager, Career and Technical Education

If there's one thing our faculty and staff should know about employee giving, it's that every dollar we give stays here at SLCC. Our giving directly supports our students.

As employees, we can have an impact on a greater number of students than other institutions of higher education simply because of SLCC's affordability. Sometimes it just means that little piece to help them survive the semester. That's why I give. Our support really does go a long way in helping our students.

Kate Gildea
Director of Admissions

One of the main reasons I give to the Employee Giving Campaign is that I think our students here at SLCC face many more obstacles in their lives than students at any other institution. They often juggle work-life balance, possibly raising children or taking care of their families. I love that by giving a few dollars out of my paycheck, it makes it possible for a student to keep achieving their educational goals. By educating one student, that can potentially have an impact on their family and their whole community.


Sharlee Smith
Creative Services Manager, Institutional Marketing

After losing my father at age 14, I was reluctant to leave my mother. I even passed on two leadership scholarships to other colleges because I was afraid to leave home. My brother was seeking a degree in electricity at the College, so I tagged along and enrolled at 17. I got involved in student government, which provided me a scholarship, and I learned from incredible leaders and mentors.

I could never repay all the individuals who have helped shape my life at SLCC. I consider myself very blessed from my experience, so giving to the SLCC scholarship fund through Employee Giving was a no-brainer. I don't consider my donation a gift, I consider it a wise investment, and you should too.

For more information about annual giving, please contact:
Laurie Staton
Director of Sustainable and Annual Giving