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CFC kicks off; givers offered many worthy options

Academy staff mingle with more than 90 representatives of non-profit groups during the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign kick-off at the Arnold Hall Ballroom Tuesday. Photo by Butch Wehry

Academy staff mingle with more than 90 representatives of non-profit groups during the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign kick-off at the Arnold Hall Ballroom Tuesday. Photo by Butch Wehry

By Academy Spirit staff

 

Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould spoke of areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the help various agencies provided during the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign kick-off at Arnold Hall Ballroom Tuesday.

Displays and more than 90 representatives of non-profit groups who aid military members in need assembled for the occasion.  The CFC is divided into an umbrella of organizations and independent organizations committed to human health and welfare.

The 2008 CFC raised nearly $2.2 million from Defense Department member contributions in the Pikes Peak Region. The CFC is an “open to all” effort authorized and endorsed by Congress and the president.

Donors can give money to a federation, to an organization under a federation or to an independent organization. Undesignated donations are shared among numerous organizations in a campaign directory.

This year’s campaign theme is “iCan”.  It is based on the philosophy that each and every federal employ can choose to make a difference through the CFC.

Pledge forms are offered to all employees during group or one-on-one opportunities.  The forms must be properly completed and turned in to a keyworker.

For more information about the 2009 CFC, contact Capt. David Alaniz at 333-5086, Keith Oda at 333-4811, or Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hummel at 333-5006.

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