1961-2011- 50 years of caring for Combined Federal Campaign

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  • By Scott Johnson
  • Combined Federal Campaign Installation co-chairman
Happy golden anniversary CFC! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign, the world's largest workplace charitable contribution program. Over those 50 years, federal employees have given more than $7 billion dollars to organizations dedicated to improving our communities, our nation and our world. CFC is the only authorized solicitation of employees in the federal workplace on behalf of charitable organizations, and whether locally, nationally or internationally you can personally select from more than 2,500 charities. Each of these charities goes through a rigorous screening process directed by the Office of Personnel Management to ensure that your contributions go to charities that have met strict eligibility criteria for charitable organizations. This is your chance every year to make a difference and give back to your community.

Welcome to the 2011 Team Hill Combined Federal Campaign. I'm Scott Johnson your co-chairman for this year's campaign, which is scheduled to run from Oct. 5 through Nov. 16. It's my pleasure to be a part of this opportunity for our team to share with others in the good fortune we all enjoy. Team Hill is a huge community comprised of multiple organizations that contribute approximately half of the total dollars raised by the Intermountain CFC. In order to continue this overwhelming level of charity we have established the following goals for Team Hill -- 100 percent face-to-face contact, 32 percent participation, and $1.3 million dollars in donations. Personally, I feel the most important of these goals is the 100 percent face-to-face contact; I want to ensure that each of you are informed about CFC and are given the opportunity to contribute.

Today's economy is challenging and each of us must make difficult choices daily to ensure we can meet our obligations and provide for our families, choices that seem to leave little room for charitable giving. However, I propose that even $1 per pay period can make a huge difference in our world. Consider the potential of $1, times 26 pay periods, times the 16,000 people of Team Hill ... that's $416,000 dollars. Who says $1 can't make a difference? For less than the cost of a daily snack you can help make a difference. It's your choice, your cause, your passion; give to something you care about ... children, hunger, animals, homelessness, education, health, sports, research and so on. Giving is easy and painless; all you have to do is go to www.intermountaincfc.org, register/login to Nexus, pick your charities, make your contribution through automatic payroll deduction and you're done; you've helped make a difference.

I challenge each of you to pick up a CFC brochure, search the I-CFC web site and discover the multitude of charities that represent causes near and dear to your heart. I guarantee that you'll end up with more choices than you can imagine. The hard part is trying to decide which charities to support and how much support you can provide. Thank you for caring!