CFC Hawaii-Pacific raises $5.7m in charitable donations

| January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Maj. Gen. William Beard, deputy commander, USARPAC, passes the CFC Eagle Trophy to Pacific Air Forces Brig. Gen. Patrick Malackowski during the 2012 Hawaii-Pacific CFC ceremony, held aboard the USS Missouri. (Staff Sgt. Amber Robinson | U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. William Beard, deputy commander, USARPAC, passes the CFC Eagle Trophy to Pacific Air Forces Brig. Gen. Patrick Malackowski during the 2012 Hawaii-Pacific CFC ceremony, held aboard the USS Missouri. (Staff Sgt. Amber Robinson | U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs)

U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs Office

The Hawaii-Pacific Combined Federal Campaign raised more than $5.7 million from Oct. 1 through Nov. 16.

During CFC 2012, U.S. Army-Pacific was the lead agency.

Hawaii-Pacific CFC’s area of responsibility includes Hawaii, Guam, Marianas and American Samoa military personnel and federal employees.

A ceremony hosted by USARPAC recognizing the fundraising effort was held aboard the USS Missouri, at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Jan.16.

“We are here to recognize all the hard work put in by the personnel who worked on the Combined Federal Campaign and all the units that achieved exceptional levels of giving,” said Army Maj. Kurt Muniz, master of ceremony and assistant CFC project officer.

This year’s theme was “One Team Making a Difference,” and it was helped by the Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and federal employees, said Maj. Gen. William Beard, deputy commander, USARPAC.

“This is the 51st year of the Combined Federal Campaign. President Kennedy was the one who started it in 1961,” said Beard. “It is cool to see everyone shouldering up to this campaign.”

Following Beard’s comments, Platinum and Eco-Friendly award certificates were presented. To receive the Platinum Award, units met a 60 percent participation rate and averaged $95 per capita.

Following the awards, Beard presented Colby Stanton, vice chair, Federal Executive Board, an oversized check for $5,731,426.19 on behalf of the 27,298 donors within the Hawaii-Pacific area.

“The mission of the CFC is to promote a community-focused, cost-efficient program to provide all federal employees an opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. USARPAC’s goal of 100 percent face-to-face contact really set the standard for accomplishing the campaign,” said Stanton.

Each year the lead agency role is rotated amongst military agencies in Honolulu. Beard and Colby presented the CFC Eagle to Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick C. Malackowski, passing the torch of responsibility and accountability to the Pacific Air Forces to kickoff the 2013 campaign.

 

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