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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 (Partnership for Accessing College Education); Bruin Dreams Scholarship (undocumented students); General Scholarship Fund; and many more student scholarships.
  • General support for the Grand Theatre; General Operations Support; and a wide variety of academic areas and program initiatives.
  • For a complete list of employee giving campaign options, visit our Employee Giving Form.


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 our community as well as current and potential donors that its employees believe in the college’s vision and mission.

SLCC faculty and staff choose the amount they wish to give and the area in which they wish to have a direct impact. 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 have a direct impact on 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 250 SLCC faculty and staff donors, the 2020 employee giving campaign raised a record $73,795.

Each year in June, a small group of Employee Giving Campaign supporters gather to celebrate the Sustainer’s Circle afternoon tea. Our SLCC student scholarship recipients are the highlight and inspiration of the annual event, sharing their own SLCC stories as well as their hopes and dreams for the future. This year, in light of the current situation, we celebrated our Sustainer’s Circle generosity in a different way.

In 2020, our Sustainer’s Circle has grown to include 40 individuals and continues to make a difference in our students’ lives as they pursue their goals of attaining a Salt Lake Community College education. With your help, our efforts will continue to ripple out in ways that are transformative and lasting for SLCC students.

The Campaign runs through the fiscal year, beginning on July 1 and ending the following year on June 30. For the 2022 Employee Giving Campaign, our goal is to achieve 325 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.


  • Employee Giving Form – Use this form to initiate or change your payroll deduction options instead of the old hard copy employee giving payroll deduction form. Spread out your donation over bimonthly payments; for example, a donation of $5 per pay period totals $120 per year. To become a Sustainer’s Circle donor, make a contribution of $500 or more ($20.84/pay period) for the fiscal year.
  • 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 5 to 10 minute Microsoft Teams or WebEx roundtable presentation about the Employee Giving Campaign for your faculty or staff meeting? Contact the Development Office at 801-957-4658 or email or come visit the SLCC Development Office in AAB 101 on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

Every gift counts!

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.

Employee Giving Stories

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