Yesterday, I attended the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) Finale event. Federal employees from the Washington, D.C. area celebrated a record breaking amount of money raised in 2010 through various agency campaigns.
Federal employees donated $66.7 million (and counting) to about 4,000 local, national and international charities through CFCNCA. They exceeded last year’s total by more than $200,000. Their online e-Giving raised about $15 million.
There were about 1,000 Federal campaign volunteers at the campaign finale event. The Grand Hyatt Ballroom was filled with excited employees from agencies around the DC area. Linda J. Washington, Local Federal Coordinating Committee Chair, said
“Because you cared, you are creating shelter for homeless families living in our own city, protection of our oceans, comfort and recovery for a wounded veteran and their families and millions more stories of the restoration, promise and hope. Thank you for changing lives locally, nationally, and around the world.”
Federal volunteers campaigned in the agencies by creating innovative and fun campaigns that initiated some friendly competition that allowed their agencies to raise some astounding figures. The Department of Defense raised more than $17 million for the second year in a row, and the Department of Health and Human Services, raised a record $6.1 million.
The campaign’s growing Web outreach was vital to its success because it made donations easier, reduced overhead cost, and helped to engage younger federal employees. Since Global Impact has begun managing the CFCNCA, donations have increased from $47 million in 2002 to $66.7 million in 2010.
Guest Speaker Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs told an inspirational story of selfless military spouse that received aid from a CFCNCA charity that brought tears to many in the crowd.
Awards were presented to the agencies that held the best campaigns. Winners were announced in several categories. Special props to the Farm Credit Administration for taking away three wins. Their campaign theme was a “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood,” the FCA filled its Neighborhood Trolley with photos of its campaign workers. Their leadership began at the top, FCA Chairman and CEO, Leland A. Strom, took an active role. He offered funds to help with the kickoff and other events, played an active role in hiring a campaign manager and made a commitment to invest his own time and energy.
How is your organization or company showing great leadership and inspiring employees?
Check out pictures from winners campaigns here: https://www.cfcnca.org/files/cfcnca/Finale%20Presentation.pdf
The success of this campaign is amazing. Despite the tough economy last year, federal employees gave more money than ever to help people and communities in need. This story truly encapsulates the spirit and kindness of the American people.
I attending the finale event, too. Very inspirational. I tried to print the power point presentation from this event to share with our CFC staff who were not able to attend, but it is not loading. Is anyone else having difficulty loading the link above? Thanks in advance.
I just got it to load. Maybe try again or try a different browser.
Thanks! I was able to retrieve it on a new browser and shared it at the NIST CFC meeting today. They loved seeing the slides.
Thanks for your post, we’re glad you enjoyed the event! Raising a record breaking $66.7 million and still counting just goes to show the dedication and generosity of civilian, military and postal Federal employees and their commitment to help people and communities in need. Federal employees who gave, served and cared during the 2010 CFCNCA certainly deserve to be celebrated!