Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas Recognized by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Jun 3, 2013 12:35 PM ET

Alexandria, Va., June 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The 2012 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) has been awarded the National CFC Innovator Award for the sixth consecutive year. In addition, two of the campaign’s representatives have been awarded CFC Hero Awards from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The CFC-O is the only approved workplace giving program for Department of Defense (DoD) uniformed and civilian personnel serving overseas. In 2012, the campaign raised more than $13.6 million in pledges to better the lives of those in our military communities, across the nation, and around the word.

Each year, the U.S. OPM recognizes campaigns and campaign representatives who have made extraordinary contributions to the CFC through their dedication and creativity. CFC Innovator Awards are presented to campaigns implementing creative strategies leading to an increase in the number of donors and/or funds raised. The OPM CFC Innovator Award recognized the 2012 CFC-O for its innovative campaign strategies with community involvement that provided year-round, family-centered, community-based educational opportunities and helped raise funds for those in need during the campaign season.

CFC Hero Awards are presented to the campaign’s unsung heroes who make significant differences and demonstrate leadership qualities in their campaigns. Two CFC-O campaign representatives have been awarded the CFC Hero Award:

• Lieutenant Daniel Turner, U.S. Navy, U.S. Central Command, for coordinating the first on-site CFC training permitted in Afghanistan, achieving a participation increase of 2.2 percent and realizing an average gift increase of 13 percent.

• Captain Amy Abbott, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Africa Command, for inspiring generosity within her own units through her willingness to go above and beyond what was required in publicity efforts and generating positive media interest in the campaign to the benefit of all five overseas unified combatant commands.

“The uniformed and civilian personnel serving overseas go above and beyond the service inherent in the career they have chosen by generously contributing through the CFC-O. These awards honor those who help millions of people throughout the world and truly exemplify the theme of the 2012 CFC-O, ‘Serve to Honor Your Country. Give Because You Care,’” said Scott Jackson, President & CEO of Global Impact, the organization appointed to administer the CFC-O. “I am privileged to work with such public servants who continue to exemplify the commitment of the Federal workforce to serve those in need.”

About the CFC-O

Dedicated uniformed and civilian personnel demonstrate their generosity each and every day with service to our country and by joining together to help people and communities in need through the Department of Defense Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. The CFC-O, administered by Global Impact, is one of the most successful charitable workplace giving campaigns in the world. The five overseas unified combatant commands pledged more than $13.6 million in 2012 to reach out with life-saving and life-enriching services benefitting millions of people. For more information, visit

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