Thank you from Don Thompson, 2013 Campaign Chair


Dear Colleague,


The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charitable giving campaign. 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 oppoprtunity to improve the quality of life for all. Together, the entire Federal workforce contributes millions of dollars annually through 190 CFCs.


Your Miami Valley CFC continues to be one of our nation's top-ranked campaigns. Despite the tough economic environment, we exceeded goal in 2012 with over 6,100 CFC donors contributing $3,049,895 in support of programs and services provided by local, national and international charities. We made a positive the lives of our friends, families and for the communities about which we care.


This year's campaign goals are to raise awareness, increase donor participation and further reduce administrative costs. Your Miami Valley CFC's costs are already one of the lowest in the nation. By managing our limited resources efficiently and effectively, our most recent administrative rate was 7.7% as compared to a national average of 10.6%.


We are committed to employing cost-effective measures that provide continued savings. Real examples exercised for our 2013 campaign: we are using last year's theme and graphics, we have reduced the number of pages in the pledge form and we have minimized costs of our Donor Appreciation Program. In addition, all donors are encouraged to pledge electronically through CFC Nexus or Employee Express; doing so significantly reduces the amount of campaign materials needed and costs associated with processing paper pledge forms. These and other cost-saving initiatives ensure every dollar contributed enhances our quality of life.


Our theme is "Making a Difference Together!" While we continue to endure a year of financial challenges, the charitable organizations that keep our communities strong are facing unprecedented burdens due to increased needs.


I am honored to chair Miami Valley CFC's 2013 endeavor and invite you to join me in this noble cause. Let's give...because we can make difference together.


Thanks in advance for your support,

Donald W. Thompson, Jr.
2013 Campaign Chair, Miami Valley Combined Federal Campaign
Deputy Director
Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio