2016 CFC begins at McConnell

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  • By Airman Erin McClellan
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
The Combined Federal Campaign began Sept. 26 and will run until Nov. 7.

The CFC is an organization that allows federal employees to choose between more than 2,000 non-profit organizations to donate to. It is one of only two organizations authorized to solicit federal employees in the workplace.

“The CFC promotes philanthropy efforts by providing federal employees with the opportunity to donate to organizations, which improves quality of life [locally], nationally and internationally,” said Capt. James Erkard, 349th Air Refueling Squadron readiness flight commander and CFC point of contact.

Those wishing to donate can choose between several payment methods, including military payroll deductions and one-time cash or check donations.

By participating in the CFC, Airmen may be able to make a difference in the world by contributing to a cause they believe in.

“Our Airmen are service-orientated by their very nature, and on Monday we launched our annual Combined Federal Campaign program to provide another opportunity to give,” said Col. Albert Miller, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander. “In order to prevent a constant bombardment of fundraisers from external charities, the CFC allots a single timeframe each year to offer federal government employees the opportunity to contribute to charities of their choice.”

To donate or for more information, visit http://www.opm.gov/cfc or contact a group POC. They are:

22nd Mission Support Group: Capt. Justin Lukso
22nd Maintenance Group: Tech. Sgt. Brandon Gooch
22nd Medical Group: Capt. Emily Lukso
22nd Operations Group: Capt. Andrew Kenny and Capt. Chris Blumentritt
Director of Staff: Master Sgt. George Keen