Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas drive for 2011 kicks off in October

September 13, 2011

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany – Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas program, the world's largest charity campaign impacting the lives of military personnel and Family members, starts Oct. 3 and runs through Dec. 2.

CFC, the only authorized solicitation of federal employees in their workplaces, raises millions of dollars annually and features more than 2,400 charities. Every year, the CFC strives for 100 percent contact in order to achieve maximum contributions as required by law.

During last year's campaign, U.S. Army in Europe Soldiers and civilian employees contributed approximately $2.2 million, with more than $91,000 designated for the Family Support and Youth Programs.

An option unique for overseas donors, donations made to FSYP go directly to overseas military communities to help fund quality of life programs in local communities. One hundred percent of donations made to FSYP come back directly to the installation where the contributor lives and works.

CFC-O also offers contributors the opportunity to give using the traditional paper Pledge Card, which can be printed out on the website, or through e-Giving at

CFC-O will host several kick-off events throughout U.S. Army in Europe communities. For more information on these events, contact U.S. Army Europe Component Manager Christopher Lowery at 370-7552 or 06221-57-7552 and Installation Management Command-Europe Component Manager Jeannette White at 370-7888 or 06221-57-7888.