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More than $1.1 million donated by state employees in first week of campaign

We’re off to a roaring start! The State of Ohio Combined Charitable Campaign has raised more than $1.1 million during the first week of the campaign. 

During the campaign kickoff in late August, Honorary Chair Jim Tressel said, “This charitable campaign gives each of us the chance to be difference makers. We are all better when we work together as a team.” 

Become a “Difference Maker” and join your fellow state employees in helping those in need by contributing to the Combined Charitable Campaign. Your contribution truly will be appreciated.

Contributions make a difference in the lives of people in our community, our state, our nation and our world. Of the more than 1,500 charities participating in the campaign this year, there likely is one or more whose mission is meaningful to you. 

Rhodes State Office Tower Lobby, Columbus 
Wednesday, Aug. 30

Please click the following links to view the campaign kick off videos.

Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band

Honorary Chair Jim Tressel Remarks

Campaign Kick Off Noon Presentation

Lausche Building, 2nd Floor, Cleveland
Thursday, Aug. 31

Cleveland Campaign Kick Off Noon Presentation 

The Combined Charitable Campaign (CCC) State Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Jim Tressel, former head football coach at The Ohio State University and current president of Youngstown State University will be the honorary chair of the 2017 CCC.

One of the CCC’s donor recognition items, an exclusive State of Ohio license plate bowl, was crafted through a unique partnership between the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The State of Ohio CCC Steering Committee worked with Public Safety employees to design and print license plates embossed with the CCC logo and then sent them to ODRC so that inmates could cut and bend them into a square bowl that can hold candy or office supplies while displaying an employee’s State of Ohio pride. These special bowls are only available to CCC donors, who donate $5-$19 per pay period or make a one-time donation of $130-$519.99.


Agency CCC Coordinator Roster


Campaign Coordinating Organization

Donors who have any questions about pledges (amount, designations, receipts, etc.), participating charitable organizations or campaign policies and procedures should contact the Campaign Coordinating Organization:

State of Ohio Combined Charitable Campaign
360 S. Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
1-800-279-9714 x1


Deana Gordon
Director, Public Sector
Combined Charitable Campaigns

360 S. Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215-5485 
(O) 614-227-2751 / (F) 614-224-5835 

Jeanene Tooill
Campaign Associate
State of Ohio Combined Charitable Campaign

360 S. Third St., Columbus, OH  43215-5485
(O) 614-227-8718 / (F) 614-241-3064 / Toll-free: 1-800-279-9714 x1

Campaign Liaisons


Campaign Liaison Agency Assignments


Participating Federation Listing



Employee Testimonials

This year, employees were given an opportunity to share why they contribute to the Combined Charitable Campaign (CCC). Look for employee testimonials to learn why donating through the CCC is important to your colleagues. Testimonials are featured in weekly campaign emails and in the charity resource guide. The CCC State Steering Committee would like to thank the state employees who contributed personal testimonials to this year’s campaign.

Public Service Announcements


State Leadership Donors

Statewide Goal $2.8 million
State of Ohio Goal Thermometer 2017 total pledges