NEWPORT, R.I. – U.S. Naval War College (NWC) surpassed its annual goal for this year’s Combined Federal Campaign by collecting more than $106 thousand.
According to Brian Traupman NWC collected $106,898 which was almost $5 thousand more than NWC’s goal of $100,838.
“We reached a total of 211 people by means of email, plan of the week, and being located in front of the library entrance,” said Traupman on the CFC’s outreach to the War College community.
CFC is the world’s largest and only official workplace charity program currently allowed in federal government agencies. It began in the early 1960’s organizing fundraising for numerous charitable organizations so that federal employees would have an opportunity to make donations through payroll deduction. 
Every year from September 1 through December 15 local CFC sponsors more than 2,000 charities and federal employees are given the opportunity to donate to any of them that they choose. They can donate in the form of payroll deduction, cash or check; donations that are received are distributed the following year. All donation amounts are decided by the donors based on the charities of their choice.
To date the CFC is the largest and most effective altruistic fundraiser in the world thanks to the continued support of federal employees. In 2010 alone more than $281.5 million dollars was raised for charities around the world.

By Alyssa Menard, U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
Posted by Brie Lyons
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