CFC donations conclude Friday
Thursday, 11 January 2018
The Fort Leonard Wood Combined Federal Campaign is scheduled to conclude Friday. To donate, contact your organizational CFC key person or visit online.
By Derek Gean
Assistant editor
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Friday will be the final day to give through the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign.

The CFC provides federal employees with the opportunity to donate to charities via a one-time donation or payroll deduction. Aside from financial contributions, donors can also now donate volunteer hours to charity and federal retirees can participate.

“Joining together as a federal community, we have a collective impact. Our pledges help improve the quality of life for neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation, and throughout the world,” said Laura Neuman-Howe, Gateway CFC director.

“Through our support, charities are able to fulfill their missions and serve those in need,” she added.

To date, Fort Leonard Wood federal employees have raised $54,590 from 170 donors and 17 volunteer hours have been pledged.

“(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, Neuman-Howe, said.

“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.   

CFC officials offered the following examples of the impact contributions can make:

— $500 provides pre-occupational online training for veterans entering the civilian workforce.

—  $250 ships 160 pounds of critical medicine and medical supplies for disaster survivors.

—  $85 provides one week of groceries for a four-person family in a metropolitan area.

— $25 covers the cost of a backpack and school supplies for one child in need.

—  $10 plants 10 trees, recovering forests damaged by wildfire.

 “On behalf of the campaign team and all the participating charities, thank you for choosing to 'Show Some Love.' Together, we truly will make the world a better place,” Neuman-Howe said.

All CFC donations should 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.

The Fort Leonard Wood CFC falls under the umbrella of the Gateway CFC out of St. Louis.

For more information on the CFC, visit or contact Neuman-Howe at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it