CFC underway, post kick-off coming soon Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 October 2017
By Derek Gean
Assistant editor
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The Fort Leonard Wood Combined Federal Campaign officially began Tuesday and is scheduled to run through Jan. 12, 2018.

The CFC provides federal employees with the opportunity to donate to charities via a  one-time donation or payroll deduction.

This year’s theme is “Show Some Love.”
“(The) CFC remains the largest and most successful workplace charitable activity in the world and is the only charitable organization solicitation of Federal employees authorized by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management,” said Stuart Saulpaugh, Fort Leonard Wood loaned executive to the Gateway CFC.  

The CFC was organized more than 55 years ago and has since become one of the most successful workplace giving campaigns in the world. Since 1961, federal employees have raised $8.2 billion for charity, said Laura Neuman-Howe, Gateway CFC director.

“The campaign is structured to support and promote philanthropy, provide Federal employees an opportunity to donate to the charitable organizations of their choice, and make a difference in the lives of those in need,” Saulpaugh said.   

Dozens of local charities participate in the campaign as well as thousands of national and international organizations.

Saulpaugh said the Fort Leonard Wood community is proud to partner in supporting organizations, especially those outside the gates.

“Many of these local charities also provide aid, services, and support to our service members, military retirees, and their Family members as well,” he said.

This year, all CFC donations will now be made through a central giving platform available at Federal employees and retirees can make a pledge at one  time and in one place each year to as many charities as they want.

This year, retirees will be able to participate in the program and donors can also pledge volunteer hours  (outside of duty hours) to  participating charities.

In the coming weeks, the installation will host two charity fairs, where representatives from local, regional, and national charities, will be able to provide information about the CFC mission, and see what can be achieved through generous donations, Saulpaugh added. Training for organizational contacts will be conducted in the coming days.  

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 October 2017 )