- Jan 26, 2006
My manager has set up an informal fund to contribute to funeral expenses etc. after a death in my coworker's family(without his knowledge yet). We are not particularly close, but maintain a friendly working relationship, and I really want to help in any way I can as I know this is a devastating loss for him. I work remotely so I would have to send a check via the mail. Our manager's manger is collecting everything and will be providing the money to my coworker next week. My question is, should I include a card? My first instinct is that it seems in poor taste to give a sympathy card with money in it, but I'm not sure what else to do as I am not there to give cash, and giving just a check with no card doesn't seem right either. Should I make out the check to the manager so he can cash it and include my cash in the overall fund, or make out the check directly to my coworker and include it in a card?