Message from Sheriff John Urquhart and Rhonda Berry, Chief of Operations

Dear Fellow King County employee,

King County employees work each and every day to make our community and the world a better place, for ourselves and for our families.  Another way we do that is through our King County Employee Giving Program.  We are very proud to be this year’s Annual Giving Drive Honorary Co-Chairs.

The Employee Giving Program empowers each of us to personally connect to causes we care about, such as providing clean air and water, food, shelter, clothing, counsel, comfort or help in times of crisis.  Regardless of what your connection is, we can all play a role in building a better community – safer, more equitable, more caring – a place where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

This year, there are more than 950 nonprofit organizations from across our communities that have been approved to participate in the 2014 Annual Giving Drive. Our goal is to raise over $1.8 million for the nonprofit organizations and make sure that every King County employee has the opportunity to engage.

This year’s Annual Giving Drive kicks off today! From September 24 to November 21 you can pledge online or with a paper form to your favorite nonprofits by:

  • Payroll Deduction – One time, once a month, or twice month.
  • Time Donation – Eligible vacation or comp time, this is a great option for employees who will lose their time at the end of the year.
  • Check – Made directly out to the nonprofit.

Even a small contribution, like $5 a pay period, can make a big difference to the people, animals and services supported by these nonprofits. Learn more at

This is your program – your contributions make a big difference to the lives of so many people. Together, we have a much greater impact on our communities than any one of us can have alone.

Thank you,

Your 2014 Annual Giving Drive Honorary Co-Chairs

John Urquhart                                 Rhonda Berry

King County Sheriff                        King County Chief of Operations