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  • Employees Care About Pima County (ECAP)

    ECAP 50th Logo

    Join the Golden Anniversary Effort

    The 50th annual ECAP campaign kicked off Sept.18 at the Kino Sports Complex Event Center.  Representatives from 55 local service agencies helped spread the word of some of the services they carry out, gave out free goodies and provided raffle prizes for some lucky employees. Almost 200 agencies are hoping Pima County employees open their hearts again during this Campaign.

    Every Department has a Coordinator and Solicitors who are your points of contact when you have any ECAP question, concern or issue. Solicitors can assist you in filling out a pledge form electronically or on paper.

    NOTE that the link to the electronic pledge form only works for those employees hired after June 29, 2019.

    How to Donate

    United Way is making pledging easier, more secure and convenient for you! Here's the new process:
    • Look for a personalized email from United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
    • Start by clicking the 'Setup Password' link using the Sign In, User Name created for you
    • Then continue to the ECAP Link: Pima ECAP Site
    • Click on the blue "Click to Give Now" button below the Courthouse picture
    • If your account is set up, simply sign in
    • If you are a New Employee or never received the United Way email, click the "Register" link and create an account
    • Once in, you can make a pledge(s) or opt out
    Giving is completely voluntary. If you choose not to give, no harm, no foul. Your pledge can be either one-time gifts or through payroll deductions. Last year, ECAP raised nearly $320,000 – a nearly 10 percent increase from the year before. This year’s goal is a 10 percent increase from last year's total, so $350,000+. The Campaign runs through Dec. 18, 2019.

    Pima County – United as a Community

    Ending Poverty Now

    Poverty is a serious issue for our community. That’s why Pima County and United Way are partnering with community organizations to help break the cycle of poverty so families can get ahead instead of just “getting by.” 

    Each year, Pima County’s Ending Poverty Now initiative works with area organizations that are using the Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ by World curriculum and working together to help our neighbors improve their lives.

    Pima County’s Ending Poverty Now initiative is building a community network of agencies using the class, which supports people in poverty to examine their lives in new ways, build resources and community connections for greater stability, and consider ways to they can make a difference. Many participants describe the class as “life-changing.”

    Another thing: by giving to the Ending Poverty Now Fund, you can receive a tax credit from the state of Arizona. For more information, contact Bonnie Bazata by email or phone, 520-724-3704.

    Ending Poverty Now Partner Agencies

    Spread the Love

    Employees who have a favorite charity not currently designated as an ECAP recipient can request to add qualifying 501c3 organizations by submitting an application and returning a petition with at least 25 signatures from County employees ahead of the 2020-21 campaign launch.

    ECAP Information

    ECAP Steering Committee

    The organizing body of the ECAP program sets the direction of the appeal program, promotes its activities and administers and manages the annual employee participation drive in coordination with the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Members come from nearly a dozen County departments large and small. Pima County's Combined Appeal is the largest and most generous program of its kind in Southern Arizona.

    Ray Velez, Chair
    Finance and Risk Management
    Phone: 520-724-4489
    Email: Ray.Velez@Pima.Gov 
                                                                           Ray Velez

    Joanna Dinan, Co-Vice Chair
    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation                                                    
    Phone: 520-724-5363
    Email: Joanna.Dinan@Pima.Gov
    Joanna Dinan

    Judy Moses
                                                                                           Judy Moses, Secretary
    Public Library
    Phone: 520-594-5602
    Email: Judy.Moses@pima.gov

    Andrea Altamirano 
    Phone: 520-724-7926
    Email: andrea.altamirano@pima.gov
                                                                  Andrea Altamirano

    Kassandra Baltazar
                                                                                               Kassandra Baltazar
    Phone: 520-724-9785

    Bonnie Bazata
    Community Services, Employment and Training                                           
    Phone: 520-724-3704   
    Email: Bonnie.Bazata@pima.gov
    Bonnie Bazata 

    Judy Cooper, Co-Vice Chair
    Phone: 520-724-3727
    Email: Judy.Cooper@pima.gov
                                                                             Judy Cooper

    Daniel Davis
                                                                                                     Daniel Davis, Co-Vice Chair
    Clerk of the Board
    Phone: 520-351-8455
    Email: Daniel.Davis@pima.gov

    Monica DeLaCruz 
    Regional Wastewater Reclamation
    Phone: 520-724-3431  
    Email: Monica.DeLaCruz@pima.gov
                                                                Monica DeLaCruz

    Barbara Denny

    Barbara Denny
                     Environmental Quality
      Phone: 520-724-7400
                                                                       Email: Barbara.Denny@pima.gov

    Evelyn Gonzales
    Fleet Services
    Phone: 520-724-2618 
    Email: Evelyn.Gonzales@pima.gov
                                                                  Evelyn Gonzales

    Magda Murtey
    Magda Murtey
    Phone: 520-724-6366
                                                                        Email: Magda.Murtey@pima.gov

    Monica Robinson
    Phone: 520-724-2854
    Email: Monica.Robinson@pima.gov                                                                                      
    Monica Robinson    

    Linda Volkerink

    Linda Volkerink
    Information Technology
    Phone: 520-724-7984
                                                                         Email: Linda.Volkerink@pima.gov 

    Charlotte Watts
    Kino Sports Complex
    Phone: 520-222-1043
    Email: Charlotte.Watts@pima.gov                                                                   
    Charlotte Watts

    ECAP Photos

    File: ECAP Kickoff File: ECAP Kickoff
    Employees attend the ECAP Kickoff. PCSD's Color Guard begins the Kickoff.
    File: Tony Penn at ECAP Kickoff File: ECAP Kickoff
    United Way CEO Tony Penn speaks at the Kickoff. Find nonprofits you support at the Kickoff.
    File: Jan Lesher at ECAP Kickoff File: ECAP Luncheon
    DCA Jan Lesher speaks at the Kickoff. Presenting the "Big Check" at the awards luncheon.
    File: ECAP Luncheon File: ECAP Luncheon
    Departmental Awards and drawing prizes. Department reps attend the awards luncheon.

    Community Impact

    United Way Donations Helped Seniors Remain Healthy and Active

    • Enabled 8,273 vulnerable seniors to remain at home with supportive services
    • Supported seniors and families through 155,997 hours of needed service from  4,725 active senior volunteers
    • Mobilized four communities to engage more than 3,360 seniors to solve local community problems and affect policy and program changes
    Donations Plus Leveraged Dollars = $3,250,234
    Every $1 Donated = $4.37 in additional support for seniors 

    United Way Donations Helped Young Children Prepare for School and Life

    • Promoted learning for 9,986 children in child care settings striving to improve quality and increase school readiness
    • Gave 76,704 books to 43,450 families with tips for reading to their child at home to promote early literacy skills
    • Guided 4,924 high risk families in the community or at home to increase positive parenting skills and prevent child abuse
    • Educated 5,064 early childhood teachers on best practice early education to increase child readiness for school and life
    Donations Plus Leveraged Dollars = $8,730,376
    Every $1 Donated = $12.04 in other Early Education Support

    United Way Donations Helped Youth Prepare for College, Work and Life 

    • Engaged 10,913 youth in quality after-school programs
    • Developed new skills and competencies of 3,314 youth to better prepare for college, work or life
    • Increased nutrition awareness and physical activity for 1,892 children and youth
    Donations Plus Leveraged Dollars = $1,195,928
    Every $1 Donated = $1.65 in additional support for Youth

    United Way Donations Helped Families be Financially Stable 

    • Prepared 14,551 income tax returns for families with 457 volunteers in 10 Arizona counties
    • Brought in $21.7 million in tax refunds to help family finances and fuel the local economy
    • Helped 5,635 families become more financially stable and meet their basic needs
    Donations Plus Leveraged Dollars = $1,452,256
    Every $1 Donated = $2.00 in other Family Financial Stability support

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    Employees Care About Pima County

    130 W. Congress St.
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Ray Velez - Chair
    Phone: 520-724-4489

    Judy Cooper - Co-Vice Chair
    Phone: 520-724-3727

    Daniel Davis - Co-Vice Chair
    Phone: 520-351-8455

    Joanna Dinan - Co-Vice Chair
    Phone: 520-724-5363
    Email: Joanna.Dinan@Pima.Gov

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