Local CFC campaign to end, but time remains to give

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  • By Sarah Amato
  • 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Dayton District’s 62nd annual Combined Federal Campaign will end Nov. 17, but organizers say that donation opportunities will exist until the federal fundraising drive ends in mid-January.

As of Nov. 6, local CFC efforts raised $157,000, inching closer to the Dayton-area goal of generating $1 million.

“The 2023 campaign has been very successful and we are pleased with our success thus far,” said Lt. Col. Olga Brandt, director of staff at the Air Force Installation Contracting Center and 2023 CFC Dayton District chair.

With a theme of “Give Happy,” the federal campaign will conclude Jan. 14.

Throughout the campaign, local CFC campaign managers and key workers have stressed the importance of donating while also providing educational materials to potential donors on Wright-Patterson and throughout the Dayton area.

Campaign highlights included the 17th annual CFC Awareness Golf Outing in October followed by a “2023 CFC Trivia with the Charities” event at the Wright-Patt Club last week. Thirteen team charities participated.

“Our theme this year perfectly captures the importance of what we are trying to accomplish,” Brandt said. “By giving happy, it makes everyone involved happy through their support of others. We are helping others, and all those wonderful charities and causes appreciate any support we can provide.”

Overseen by the Office of Personnel Management, CFC works each year to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees and retirees the opportunity to improve quality of life for all through payroll deduction.

CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace-charity campaign with almost 200 operations throughout the country and oversees millions of dollar each year.

Pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season will support eligible approved nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

To donate to CFC, scan the QR code or go to https://givecfc.org/donors.

Although the local campaign is ending, local CFC campaign managers and key workers will be available to assist those looking to donate.

For more information about the local campaign, contact the CFC chair or vice chair at olga.brandt@us.af.mil and craig.erford@us.af.mil.