Combined Federal Campaign Nears Fundraising Goal

The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) is close to reaching its 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) goal but donors still have time to make a difference before this year’s campaign ends. The CFC is the only authorized charitable-giving drive for employees in the Federal workplace and serves all Federal employees, civilian, and military.

Keith Butler, USAASC Campaign Manager, explained the CFC fundraising goal. “We fall under ASA(ALT) [Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology]. ASA(ALT) has a goal, and when you break it down to reporting units, each unit has a goal.” As of November 20, the USAASC campaign had raised $7,402 of its $9,146 goal. This year’s campaign began mid-September and ends on December 15.

The CFC was established by an Executive Order from President John F. Kennedy in 1961. The campaign is an avenue to donate to charities, with donors able to select from among 4,400 local, national and international charities. These charities provide human services, health care, medical research, disaster relief, housing, youth development, and much more. Donors can pick any organization they desire and can select multiple agencies for their donations and can split the donation as many ways as they chose.

Donations can be made either by cash, check, or payroll deduction and the designation of charities can be done online. There are some forms that need to be turned in but they can be submitted electronically. Some CFC donations are tax deductible but it is recommended that donors check with their tax preparer for specifics. The CFC of the National Capital Area is the largest CFC group in the country.

“It is a perfect avenue to help those in need,” stated Butler. “Especially in this economy. People out of work and just trying to make ends meet. It’s the right thing to do and making a donation is easy.”

For more information about the CFC go to Individuals with further questions about the USAASC CFC campaign, that need pledge forms or documentation can contact Butler at (703) 805-1903.