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For Release: January 28, 2002

Pamelia Caswell
Media Relations Office

NASA Glenn Sets Record for Combined Federal Campaign Donations

Civil service employees at NASA's Glenn Research Center have set a record for donating to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The federal employees and retirees of Glenn contributed over $410,000 this year, exceeding the campaign goal of $353,000 by over $57,000.

"This year's Combined Federal Campaign at Glenn was a tremendous success," said Glenn Director Donald J. Campbell. "Glenn employees' generosity ensures that the charities of CFC can be generous, too -- providing gifts of education, nutrition, and other life-supporting aid to those in need."

Orlando Thompson, Sr., Glenn's CFC chairperson said, "Not only did Glenn employees show their generosity to a Nation in need after September 11, they continued to support their usual charities as well."

Glenn ranks first in per-employee donations among federal agencies in Ohio with more than 1,000 workers. At ceremonies held on January 17 at the Celebrezze Federal Office Building, Glenn won a regional award for the best run campaign.

The Combined Federal Campaign supports and promotes philanthropy by providing federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. It was established in 1961 and is the largest and most sucessful employee-based fundraising program in the world. Donations to the CFC support more than 2,000 local, national and international charities.

The Northeast Ohio CFC covers qualified charities within a seven-county (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit) region as well as the national and international charities. This year's Northeast Ohio CFC, an activity of the Cleveland Federal Executive Board run under contract by United Way Services of Cleveland, also exceeded its goal by raising over $1.9 million.

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