2014 CFC Mission Kicks Off at 145th Airlift Wing Published Oct. 20, 2014 By Master Sgt. Patricia F. Moran 145th Public Affairs CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) was kicked off as members of the 145th Airlift Wing listened to retired Lt. Col. Rose Dunlap, Loan Executive for Central Carolina CFC, explain new changes for the 2014 CFC fundraiser. During a meeting held at the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG) base, Charlotte Douglas Intl. Airport, Dunlap explained to military and federal employees that they can now designate donations to local organizations outside their permanent duty station. This means if they have a favorite CFC-approved charity in their hometown or other locations, employees can now give to those organizations in addition to the normal local charity listing. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an Executive Order creating the Combined Federal Campaign. The CFC offers each Federal employee a once-a-year, in-the-workplace opportunity to contribute to human health and welfare charitable agencies. The use of payroll deduction was authorized as an easy way to make charitable contributions giving Federal Employees an opportunity to support worthy causes. CFC is the world's largest and most successful workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally, which help to raise millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. The annual fundraising drive is a way to give to those charities and organizations that continue to support our families during deployments, care for our sick and injured and provide additional services to our community and our world. Donations made through the NCANG have been increasing and gaining national attention. "Last year the NCANG almost doubled their donations from the previous year. Pledges made went from $9,629.00 to $15,125.00 with 50 percent more airmen and federal employees contributing," said Dunlap. In 2013, the 145th Airlift Wing received the campaign's most prestigious award; the 2013 Greater North Carolina CFC American Eagle "Top Perch" award. The award is given to NC federal government agencies that donate the most money to CFC per capita. "Lt. Col. Dunlap deserves significant praise for her tireless efforts," said Col. Marshall Collins, commander, North Carolina Air National Guard. "Our success in the 2013 CFC fundraiser speaks volumes as to the generous nature of our employees and the nature of the 145th Airlift Wing helping our neighbors in any situation." Service members and federal employees have always been at the forefront of "taking care of our own". CFC gives us another way of continuing the legacy of "Serving Our Country - Supporting Our Community!" Online giving is available through www.cfcgreaternc.org and MyPay.