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U.Va. employees give big to state charity campaign

Wednesday - 2/20/2013, 10:40am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- University of Virginia employees have set a record for giving.

Last year, university workers gave more than $1 million to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. It's the first time they've topped the $1 million mark. That giving is 27 percent of the statewide campaign total of $4.1 million.

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign is the annual charity drive for state employees.

Since the year 2000, U.Va. workers have contributed more than $9 million to the campaign. Campaign volunteers will be honored next week.

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