Editorial: Partners in Giving makes a difference

MADISON, Wis. - This is giving season, as most of you know by responding to annual appeals from the United Way, Community Shares and more. The "more," of course, includes one of our favorite campaigns Partners in Giving, the State, UW and UW Health Combined Campaign, supporting over 520 charities.

They're all important, of course, but we are always struck by the generosity of state employees who, despite unfairly targeted limits on wages and benefits and politically motivated rhetoric that creates a misleading image of state employment, still step up year in and year out. Last year, more than 6,500 current and retired state workers donated more than $2.5 million. What a difference that makes in their communities and in our communities.

This year, Partners in Giving celebrates 45 years of making a difference, and we thank them for what they do, on the job and by volunteering and giving back.

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