Your Gift Can Change a Life Forever.

Thank you for supporting our students and community through this year’s Employee Giving Back campaign across the Alamo Colleges District.  As we all find our way through the realities of the COVID-19 healthcare and economic crisis and the effects of divisive social inequities, we come face to face with how best to bring about change.

Help us continue to EMPOWER others by making a pledge through the annual employee giving campaign.  Your gift will go a long way in improving a life right here in San Antonio and Bexar County.

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Employees Giving Back

Many Ways to Change a Life for the Better!

Your support of the Alamo Colleges Employees Giving Back Campaign empowers you to make an impact through:

  • A scholarship or program fund through the Alamo Colleges Foundation—including AlamoPROMISE
  • A social services agency through United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
  • The ArtsFund, which supports local arts and arts education


Alamo Colleges Foundation Fund Code Book

United Way Agency Codes

 ArtsFund Code

Colleges Top 5 Fund Codes

Employee Giving Pledge Form

For this year’s campaign, please consider using the online pledge portal for gifts via payroll deduction or credit card. For gifts via personal check, download the pledge form above and mail using a security envelope. Due to COVID-19 precautions, cash gifts will not be accepted this year. For questions, please email one of the campaign leads.

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Log on to GIVE via your ACES Account

Early Bird Starts August 17. Campaign Dates: September 9 - October 9, 2020

Once you log in to your ACES account, go to the “Employee” tab and click on the image for the Employee Giving Back campaign to visit the pledge portal.

Problems logging in? Contact us at or message your college campaign lead for employee giving.

NLC – Rudy Farias ( or Patrick Murray (
NVC – Lisa McGoldrick ( or Migdalia Garcia  (
PAC – Helena Fischer ( or Leti Inocencio (
SPC – Bryan Chase (
SAC – Shawntá Davis ( or Lauren Sjulin (
DSO/All colleges – Richard Farias ( or Mya Thomas (


Employees FAQs

I have a cash/check donation – what should I do with it? Is there a specific form?

If you’re located at a college, contact your college contact person(s) for the Employee Giving Back Campaign. If you’re unsure who that is at your college, or if you’re a DSO employee call Alamo Colleges Foundation office at (210) 485-0044. Richard Farias or Mya Thomas will be happy to assist you! There is a specific pledge form you should use for the campaign.

When will my cash/check/credit card gift be processed?

Gifts made via cash, check, or credit card are one-time gifts and are processed immediately.  There may be a processing lag of several days for checks, but they will be processed as quickly as possible.

When will my payroll deduction pledge be processed? Are payroll deductions pre-tax or after-tax?

Gifts made via payroll deduction are processed starting with the employee’s first paycheck in January 2020. You may select anywhere between 1-24 pay periods for payroll deduction. Be advised that the deductions are made in order of overall pay periods, so if you select 12 pay periods, it will be the first 12 pay periods (January-June), not one deduction per month.

Deductions are after-tax, as federal law does not allow for charitable donations through payroll deduction to be done pre-tax.

May I hold a raffle or solicit for door prizes for donations?

To comply with IRS and state gaming regulations, Alamo Colleges Foundation will not accept funds raised through games of chance (i.e., raffles), nor can the Alamo Colleges Foundation 501 (c)(3) certificate be used to solicit for door prizes.

May I solicit Alamo Colleges District employees for donations to my personal charity interest?

No, because there are state regulations of when and how employees may be solicited. As a district resource, email blasts are prohibited. Additionally, Board of Trustees Procedure D.2.4.2 Conflict of Interest also prohibits an employee from using District property, time, personnel, etc. for personal gain.
Note: Each year, Alamo Colleges Foundation submits a minute order to the Board of Trustees asking for approval to opt out of the State Employees Campaign in order to hold our own Employee Giving Campaign.

May I solicit non-employees for a gift through the Employee Giving Campaign?

The Employee Giving Campaign is typically only for employees, but some exceptions can be made based upon the donor’s affiliation with the college district.  Also, anyone can make a gift to a scholarship fund or program fund at the Alamo Colleges Foundation.  For information and guidance, please contact Richard Farias, Director of Annual Giving, at or 210-485-0221.