For over 20 years Community Shares has worked to resolve the root causes of social inequality and injustice affecting our region and our individual communities with collective action – ensuring a safe, equitable, and just future for our region. We do this by hosting workplace giving campaigns where employees make tax-deductible charitable donations to the cause of their choice.

We thank the UC and Hoxworth community for joining other worksites across our region who support front-line nonprofits. Every year with their pledges, UC and Hoxworth employees help shape and build a stronger, inclusive, and healthier region beyond their school buildings.

University of Cincinnati and Hoxworth Blood Center Employee Pledge Information!

If you are a UC or Hoxworth employee, everything you need to know about making your pledge is here!

WHAT is the campaign about?

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is a proud partner of UC and Hoxworth. We offer employees a unique donor choice model which connects your payroll deduction donation to the causes you care most about. This year’s theme, Kid in a Candy Shop, highlights how donors are like a “Kid in a Candy Shop”, you get to pick exactly where your money goes through a Community Shares campaign!

WHEN can I make a pledge?

The UC and Hoxworth Workplace Giving Campaign starts September 4 and ends October 4.

HOW do I make a pledge?

UC and Hoxworth employees can make their pledge logging into the Community Shares I-Pledge website at this link. Select your favorite causes to support using the online form. Click on the large “I-Pledge” button below to get started.



Once you designate your donation UC will process your pledge for the 2019 payroll deduction. Donations are tax-deductible.

WHERE can I find out more about the causes I can support?

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati offers employees a choice of 30 local, nonprofit member organizations. Each undergoes a thorough application process in order to participate in our federation of charities. We offer “total choice” in giving, meaning you can also write in your favorite nonprofit and we will honor your designation. No other workplace giving program operates on a “total choice” model like Community Shares.

Your pledge makes our work possible…. here are just a few examples!

The League of Women Voters Education Fund provides stipends for UC students to share voting information & register voters on campus.

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and a UC Adjunct Professor created the Vacant Lots: Occupied (VLO) course to address the issue of vacancy in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Permaculture Institute has helped facilitate the training of students from DAAP in sustainability for many years.

UC students have volunteered graphic design services for Green Umbrella’s “Waste Reduction Action Team” food waste campaign.

GLSEN provides support for the UC LGBTQ Center.

Tri-State Freethinkers works with the Hoxworth Blood Center to promote blood donations or their members.

The Cincinnati Observatory, owned by the University, has many volunteers, board members, and interns from UC.

Imago works closely with the University of Cincinnati to provide student volunteers the opportunity to help improve their urban nature preserve, such as improving trails, plant trees, and other outdoor improvements. Imago works with UC’s Sustainability group on special projects and volunteer opportunities.