Thank you from Lorry Tanner, 2014 Campaign Chair




This year’s CFC team includes from left to right: Mark Holsapple, Tim Pritchett, David Diaz, Eric Bucher, Delvyn Deschamps, Doug Atkinson (seated) and Lorry Tanner (seated).
Not pictured are Stella Speranza, Mary Miller, Awa Kadiri, Yuanthony McCree, and Leisa Lemaster.

Friends of the Combined Federal Campaign,

   The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world’s largest annual federal workplace charitable giving campaign that supports local, national and international charities of choice. The success of the campaign relies totally on you. Every contribution does make a difference.
   The mission of CFC is to promote and support
philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost efficient and effective in providing the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. CFC is your in-road to
support the charities that sustain our community. Targeted donations, large and small, are critical to the success of the charities that support our federal workforce and retirees.

   Approved CFC charities provide programs and services vital to our wounded warriors and veterans, the environment, critical health and human needs, education, arts, and animal welfare. Globally our friends, family and colleagues contribute millions of dollars annually through 151 CFCs. Every  donation matters!
   Just $52 a year (or $1 a week) will provide:

  • Four sessions of rehabilitative care for an individual suffering from a brain injury
  • 13 mobile meals for an elderly, home-bound person
  • 520 people with education about playing a role in protecting urban green space, restoring residential recycling and implementing new, clean energy standards in their communities
  • A 2-piece suit for each of two men re-entering the work place

    Miami Valley CFC continues to be one of our nation’s top-ranked campaigns. Despite the tough economic environment, we exceeded 2013 goal with over 3,700 CFC donors contributing $2,101,007 in support of programs and services provided by local, national and international charities. In other words, we made a positive difference…together…for the communities in which we live and about which we care.

    As times have been difficult for many Americans - local contributions declined nearly 30 percent from 2012 to 2013 - the impact to our charities has been significant. But that hasn’t stopped the same charities from stepping up and helping during difficult times or providing opportunities to improve the quality of life across the spectrum of charitable interests.

   Now is the time for us to reciprocate and work together to increase awareness and support the charities through CFC contributions.

    I challenge you to energize this year’s campaign to achieve our 2014 campaign goals of raising awareness and increasing donor participation while reducing overhead costs. Your Miami Valley’s 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 percent as compared to a national average of 10.6 percent.

    All donors are encouraged to pledge electronically - through myPay, 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!” With your help and enthusiasm, I believe we can do that!

    I am honored to chair Miami Valley CFC’s 2014 endeavor and invite you to join me in this noble cause. Let’s give…because we can make a difference together.

   Thank you in advance for your support,
   Ms. Lorry Tanner,
 2014 Campaign Chair
   Chief, Financial Management Branch,
   Simulators Division, Agile Combat Support Directorate
   Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
   Wright-Patterson Air Force Base