For release: 12/08/03
Release #: 03-208
NASA Marshall Center employees set new record by pledging over $595,000 to Combined Federal Campaign to benefit area charities
Employees of the Marshall Center have pledged $595,150 — a new pledging record — to the Combined Federal Campaign, exceeding this year's goal by more than $95,000. CFC is a collective effort by federal agencies to raise money for charities in Huntsville, its surrounding areas and across the country.
Employees of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., have pledged $595,150 to the Combined Federal Campaign, a new pledging record, exceeding this year's goal by over $95,000.
The local Combined Federal Campaign is a collective effort by federal agencies, including the Marshall Center's civil servant and contract personnel, to raise money for charities in Huntsville, its surrounding areas and across the country. For this year's campaign, featuring the theme "You Are Not Alone," the Marshall Center had a fundraising goal of $500,000, its highest target ever.
"Once again, the Marshall team realized the importance of giving and stepped up to the challenge of our substantial goal this year," said Carolyn McMillan, chairperson of the Marshall Center campaign. "The funds donated will directly affect those in our community, so everyone will be able to see the benefits of their generosity."
Marshall team members also generously gave their time to local charities, including Care Assurance Systems for the Aging and Homebound of Madison County (CASA), Habitat for Humanity, Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville Land Trust, the American Red Cross and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Madison County. Marshall volunteers worked to build handicap accessibility ramps for homes; cleared wooded walking trails, making them safe for walkers; and refurbished and painted homes in disrepair.
Fundraising in the federal workplace was begun in 1961 when President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order to authorize the U.S. Civil Service Commission to develop guidelines and regulate fundraising in the federal service. Since 1990, the Combined Federal Campaign has collected $2.7 billion for charities.
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