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NEWPORT, R.I. -- Within the last few days, members of the Naval War College (NWC) community stepped forward with $12,000 in pledges, resulting in the command reaching its goal of $100,000 as this year's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) wrapped up on Dec. 15.
                
Combined Federal Campaign 2011 poster logoThis year's campaign at NWC was led by Yeoman 1st Class Joshua Dempsey from the Operational Support Office. He was assisted by Chief Ship’s Serviceman Michael Evans, Ship’s Serviceman 1st Class Jason Zarcone, Culinary Specialist 1st Class Kevin Petrowsky, Operations Specialist 1st Class Joshua Gray, Yeoman 1st Class Michael Land, Master Sgt. Christy Podunajec, Operations Specialist 2nd Class Lyra-Akina Cutright, and Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Douglas Blynn. 
 
Throughout much of the campaign, the volunteers staffed a desk in the hallway beside the Hewitt library and worked hard to achieve the goal of 100 percent contact.
 
"I would like to thank everyone who donated and volunteered to make this year's campaign a success," said Dempsey.  "CFC is a very worthwhile cause, and the donations from the NWC community will go a long way to helping others."
 
According to a memo from the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts CFC Director, "As of December 10th, federal employees in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts have pledged more than $942,000." The area’s goal was $1 million.
 
The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
 
CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally to help to raise millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season, from September 1 to December 15, support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
 
By Cmdr. Carla McCarthy, NWC Public Affairs