CFC kicks off Monday
By Airman 1st Class Ross Tweten, Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs
/ Published October 13, 2006
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
The 2006 Combined Federal Campaign begins Monday and runs until Nov. 15. This year, Minot's campaign goal is $111,700. Last year, the goal for the base was $110,000 and the total amount raised was $144,000.
Established in 1961, the CFC is the largest workplace charity campaign in the country and the only campaign authorized to solicit and collect contributions from federal employees in the workplace. This annual fall fundraising drive allows nearly 4 million federal employees and servicemembers to contribute to thousands of local and national non-profit organizations.
"Pledges made by donors support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human-service benefits throughout the world," said Capt. Andrew Broder, CFC base project officer. "An individual's contribution can be designated to a local, national or international organization. This way, the individual can ensure their donation goes to meet the needs they feel are most important."
Last year, federal employees and servicemembers donated a record-setting $268.5 million to the campaign. Contributions can be made in cash, check or by payroll deduction. Donors may designate which charity, or charities, receive their money by filling out a pledge card.
On average, one in four federal employees or their dependents will benefit from the campaign charities this year, according to CFC officials.
"This is the time of year wherein we can help our favorite organization or agency," said Maj. Ramil Ascano, CFC alternate base project officer. "On and offbase agencies will truly benefit from the generosity of the Minot Air Force Base community."
Exact dates and campaign goals are established in each geographic area by the local federal coordinating committee and are available through the installation CFC project officer.