2012 CFC-O Results
2012 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas Pledged More than $13.6 Million for People in Need
ALEXANDRIA, VA (18 April 2013) - The 2012 Combined Federal Campaign Overseas (CFC-O) announced today that generous Department of Defense (DoD) uniformed and civilian personnel pledged more than $13.6 million through the 2012 CFC-O. The CFC-O provides Federal workers serving in the five overseas combatant commands the opportunity to contribute to more than 2,500 charitable organizations. Over the course of the past decade, the campaign has raised nearly $150 million to better the lives of those in our military communities, across the nation and around the world. The 2012 campaign season ran from 17 September to 16 November.
"DoD uniformed and civilian personnel continue to go beyond the call of duty by giving to those facing hardships around the world. Their generosity helps shelter the homeless, rehabilitate wounded warriors and educate the next generation,” said Michael Rhodes, Director of Administration and Management and Chair of the CFC-O Local Federal Coordinating Committee. “On behalf of the individuals and families whose lives are touched by the generosity and dedication of the men and women serving overseas, thank you.”
Despire a 9 percent reduction in personnel stationed overseas, 2012 campaign revenue decreased only slightly (4 percent) from 2011, which is a testament to the generous nature of DoD personnel serving abroad. In addition, the size of the average gift to the campaign increased to $198, the highest in the history of the CFC-O. Contributors in the Central Command showed notable dedication to the campaign by increasing their participation level and average gift, and pledging more than $3.3 million.
“Many CFC-O contributors serve in arduous conflict zones,” added Mr. Rhodes. “These numbers tell an incredible story of a continued spirit of giving and a demonstrable extension of service to better the lives of others.”