CFC-Overseas annual awards ceremony

Mar. 13, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe hosted the annual awards ceremony for the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas here, Mar. 13.

More than 200 units across USAREUR and Installation Management Command-Europe qualified for a unit award for their collective $2.5 million in donations from more than 16,000 donors. More than one hundred units qualified for the "platinum" award which required a $200-average contribution per potential contributor or 85 percent participation.

Special guest speakers for the event included Command Sgt. Majs. David Davenport and Barry Maieritsch, senior enlisted advisors, USAREUR and IMCOM-E, respectively.

Organizations such as the Heidelberg Women Golf Association donated their time and effort into raising money for charitable campaigns. They raised $13,000 during a golf tournament and donated that money through the CFC for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Many of the charities who benefit from the CFC-O support reintegration programs for service members overseas, as well as other programs for veterans, active duty service members and their families.

Contributors had the opportunity also elect to support their local overseas military communities through the Family Support and Youth Programs. Donations to FSYP are returned to the installation to support quality of life programs.

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