Some of the contributing Birmingham staff celebrate Combined Federal Campaign total (Photo: WFO Birmingham)
(Feb. 16, 2011) - When the organizers at the National Weather Service forecast office in Birmingham, Ala. began soliciting contributions to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) last fall, they were hoping to reach a goal of $7,000.
Not only did the office employees manage to reach that goal -- they shattered it by donating a whopping total of $11,209. The forecast office was officially recognized this past December at a United Way campaign celebration attended by several hundred people in both federal and private agencies.
"I am extremely proud of the selflessness and dedication of our employees in everything they do, day in and day out," said Jim Stefkovich, meteorologist-in-charge of the Birmingham office. "And their exceptional willingness to help others through the Combined Federal Campaign just proves the point".
Stefkovich was also the 2010 CFC Chair for all of the federal agencies in the Birmingham area and he noted their combined contributions totaled $1,310,000, exceeding their goal of $1,240,000.
The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees with the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
With more than 200 campaigns raising millions of dollars each year throughout the country and internationally, the CFC is the largest and most successful annual workplace charity in the world. Pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (Sept. 1 -- Dec. 15) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.