MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. -- The 2012 Combined Federal Campaign at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is scheduled to end Dec. 15.
The 2011 campaign raised $220,852, with MCLB Albany contributing $98,880, according to Debbie G. Mixon, co-chairman, Southwest Georgia CFC.
“The objective is for 100-percent contact of all workers on this installation,” Mixon said. “Our local goal for the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, which includes both base and Marine Corps Logistics Command, is to raise $125,000.”
The CFC’s overall goal for the regional 2012 campaign is $250,000.
Themed “Give a little - help a lot,” the local campaign covers the Albany area and the regional campaign covers federal agencies and two military bases in 21 Southwest Georgia counties, according to Larry Davis, co-chairman, Southwest Georgia CFC.
According to the website, http://www.opm.gov/CFC/, the mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
Fundraising for charitable organizations in the federal workplace can be traced to the late 1940s.
“The formal authority to permit fundraising in the federal workplace was not established until 1961, when then-President John F. Kennedy authorized the U.S. Civil Service Commission to develop guidelines and regulate fundraising in the federal service,” Davis said.
The CFC is the only authorized charitable fundraising campaign for federal employees, both civilian and military, and operates in more than 300 localities throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and overseas military bases, according to Mixon.
“The CFC continues to be the largest and most successful workplace fundraising model in the world, raising more than $240 million in 2011 for thousands of local, national and international charitable agencies,” Mixon said.
For more information, call 229-639-7267/5064.