Offutt AFB members will again be able to participate in the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign, which begins Sept. 16 and runs for six weeks. The program started in the early 1960’s when U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Chairman of the Civil Service Commission John W. Macy Jr. consolidated all federal fundraising into a single campaign.
"The CFC provides an opportunity for all civilian federal employees and service members to support charitable organizations that provide services to those in need here in the United States and around the world," said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Uberti, U.S. Strategic Command chief of staff.
Today, the CFC is the world’s largest workplace giving program and partners with more than 20,000 nonprofit charitable organizations around the world benefiting a wide range of deserving causes.
"The CFC supports an extremely diverse variety of causes, providing an opportunity for anyone looking to make the world a better place," Uberti said. "I’d like to see everyone get involved and help us make a difference."
As the 2014 Heart of the Midlands CFC Campaign Chair, Uberti works with federal agencies and their directors to spread awareness and galvanize support for the campaign. He has high expectations for this year’s fundraising season.
“The Heart of the Midlands CFC reaches out to Federal employees across most of Nebraska, Iowa, and part of South Dakota.” Uberti said. “I encourage your assistance in helping us achieve our 2014 goal.”
Uberti also addressed the theme of the 2014 campaign, “‘Give for Good’ is truly representative of our Federal workforce,” he said, adding, “People want to feel connected, to feel good about helping others and our country, no matter the size of the gift.”
Representatives from each directorate will be reaching out to all Federal employees and providing the information and materials needed to make a donation. Donors have a choice in payment methods, including cash, check or payroll deduction and contributions can be made through a one-time payment or spread out over one year.
"The CFC provides each individual donor the flexibility to choose which organizations they wish to support," Uberti said. "Options range from battling hunger and poverty, supporting wounded warriors, or preserving the world's wildlife."
Donations can also be made online at www.heartofthemidlandscfc.org.
For more information visit www.heartofthemidlandscfc.org or locate your local CFC representative on USSTRATCOM’s intranet. The USSTRATCOM CFC campaign manager is U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Smith; he can be reached at (402) 232-2103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.