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CRISIS Donations Are Now Tax-deductible

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2014) — Financial donations to the University of Kentucky CRISIS (Crisis Relief in Situations Involving Staff and Faculty) program are now tax-deductible, the UK Staff Senate has announced. The program enables UK staff and faculty to financially help colleagues who are experiencing a temporary hardship. 

Staff and faculty can make tax-deductible contributions to CRISIS through payroll deduction (check "new deduction") or personal checks, with 100 percent of donated funds going to help UK staff and faculty members in need.    

“The University of Kentucky is a family, and our shared success is built on a foundation of support for one another,” UK President Eli Capilouto said. "The CRISIS Program is an impactful example of how we as a community of colleagues and friends help others balance and manage the sometimes difficult demands of life.”

Since the program launched in December 2010, CRISIS has helped UK employees with necessities such as utility bills, mortgage payments and medical expenses. 

"There is a great need for more faculty and staff to donate so that CRISIS can help even more of our colleagues who face temporary financial hardships," said Mike Adams, chair of UK Staff Senate, the campus body which administers the program.

Employees who wish to donate or learn more about the CRISIS program are encouraged to visit Those who wish to apply for CRISIS funds may visit