Combined Federal Campaign kickoff aids charities on base, surrounding communities

Federal campaign heightens awareness and support

The Dayton District’s 61st annual Combined Federal Campaign kickoff is scheduled for Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the USO Center on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The event will celebrate kindhearted contributions and support from federal employees, service members and retirees within the district and beyond. Attendees can engage with charities, hear testimonials and learn how to contribute to CFC.

The 2022 CFC theme is: “You Can Be the Face of Change.” Overseen by the Office of Personnel Management, CFC’s mission is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees and retirees the opportunity to improve quality of life for all.

CFC is one of the world’s largest fundraising campaigns, according to OPM’s official website. In 2021, the federal community pledged more than $80 million in monetary gifts and volunteer time for local, national and international charities.

“For more than 60 years, members of the federal community have contributed to charities through the CFC, giving more than $8.6 billion to help those in need locally, across the nation and throughout the world,” said Dr. Edmund Moore, 2022 CFC Dayton District chair.

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The 2022 Combined Federal Campaign runs from Sept. 1 to Jan. 15. Funds donated will help support more than 5,600 charities nationwide, with over 50 in the Miami Valley community.

“Many of these charities support the men and women on the base,” Moore said.

CFC is dedicated to addressing needs of the military and surrounding communities, covering all aspects of the human experience, from the environment and health to animal welfare, the arts and education.

“This year’s focus will be on everyone doing something with a local campaign theme of ‘50,000 Gift $50′ to show that many giving a little adds up to much,” Moore said. “We hope to bring in the newer military and federal employees. The more-seasoned federal employees and retirees have given in the past, and we pray that they continue to give at those higher levels of giving.”

During COVID-19 restrictions, Moore served as the 2021 CFC vice chair and put together programs to secure donations.

“As a result of our efforts last year, Air Force Materiel Command was honored with an OPM CFC award called ‘The Show Must Go On!,’” he said. “We had fun and engaged the base and off-base community with the charities to garner support for these worthy causes.”

To make a one-time donation with a charity’s CFC number, use the “Text to Donate” option with your credit card or PayPal account. Text “DONATE” to 978-487-5678. Follow the instructions to pledge to your charity of choice.

To make a one-time or recurring donation, visit or scan the QR code to download the CFC mobile giving app. Your campaign manager and key workers will provide your ZONE 28 and applicable unit codes for military and civilian personnel.

In addition to the on-base kickoff, there will be a golf outing Oct. 7 at Twin Base Golf Course to raise campaign awareness. For details or to register, contact Jeffrey Leonard at 937-609-6803 or email An alternate contact is Michael Howe at Participants and attendees will be urged to use the new easy-to-use “Text to Donate” option.

There will also be an off-base kickoff Oct. 11 at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Bldg. 12. The event is free and open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m.

For more information on CFC and its volunteer charities, visit

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