2024 CSMFO Annual Conference

Philanthropy

This year, CSMFO is taking steps to support local charities in Sacramento!  One of the issues that has been amplified over the past couple of years is how financially devastating the pandemic has been for those that are less fortunate. As local government finance professionals, we are in a position to help our neighbors, especially when the need is great, and that time is now.

Through CSMFO cost saving efforts, we will be providing financial support and donating to the following Sacramento area nonprofit organizations that focus on providing basic human needs that have been highly rated by Charity Navigator, an independent entity that reviews nonprofit organizations.

              Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

              Sacramento Loaves and Fishes

              My Sister’s House

CSMFO will also be matching attendee contributions up to $25,000.  Charity representatives will be on-site at the conference, where you can learn more about these amazing organizations!  Beyond financial support, other CSMFO stakeholders, including leadership and members, can support in other ways!

Day of Service

Join colleagues for a Day of Service at the Sacramento Food Bank on Tuesday, January 31 from 1 pm to 4 pm- the day before the 2023 annual conference begins. Space is limited to 35 participants. If you would like to participate in this volunteer opportunity, please contact President Rich Lee directly at rlee@cityofsanmateo.org or 650-522-7102.

Wellness Challenge

CSMFO members will be fundraising for the selected nonprofit organizations through a 100-day wellness challenge. Participants will solicit support from family, friends, and colleagues, track their daily exercise and record their weekly totals in a shared worksheet, and engage with their fellow participants on Basecamp.

As an example of a pledge, a sponsor could commit to donate $1 for every hour of exercise that the participant completed during the wellness challenge. If the participant worked out one hour per day, then the sponsor would donate $100 to one of the three nonprofit organizations at the end of the challenge.

President Rich Lee has committed to contribute $100 each to the top ten participants’ nonprofit of choice from the three selected nonprofits. Eligible activities are not limited to walking or running, but rather, are wide open – from surfing to kayaking, to yoga, and everything in between. Anything where physical exertion is required. On a weekly basis, we will acknowledge weekly high performers, and highest average number of hours at the chapter level. Bragging rights are at stake, so get your fundraising hats and yoga mats out to support great causes!