The Potomac Combined Federal Campaign 2008
The Potomac Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) recently concluded the 2008
campaign by raising $983,099 to support and promote philanthropy on the local,
national and international level. This year’s campaign resulted in an increase of
$53,367 (or 6%) over the 2007 campaign even with the current economic crisis.
The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of employees in the federal workplace
on behalf of charitable organizations. The campaign gives federal employees,
civilian and military, the ability to make charitable contributions through a gift
program that is employee focused, cost efficient, and effective.
The 2008 campaign was the first one following the merger of the Quantico and
Dahlgren/Fort A.P. Hill CFC’s. The Potomac CFC serves employees who work
in the city of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Essex, Fauquier,
Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland and the Marine Corps Base, Quantico
some of which is located in Prince William County. The military leadership of Lt.
Col. Michael S. Graese, Commander Fort AP Hill, Col. C.A. Dallachie, Base
Commander, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Col. Thompson A. Gerke, Chief of
Staff, Marine Corps Base Quantico and Capt. Catherine T. Hanft, Naval Support
Activity South Pacific was critical to the success of the campaign. The 2008
Potomac Campaign Chairperson, Tenisha Diaz (Quantico) was assisted by FC1
Harold Singleton (Dahlgren), Mr. John Milliken (Fort AP Hill) and the Principal
Combined Fund Organization, Rappahannock United Way.
The triumph of the 2008 CFC is due to the many volunteers from the local
Federal workforce, who combine their resources to implement one coordinated
appeal. “This accomplishment clearly illustrates that the military and federal
workers who reside and work within the Potomac CFC geographic boundaries
have much more than an economic impact on the community – they also have a
social and philanthropic impact in the region.” Stephen Batsche, President
Rappahannock United Way and Board Member of the Military Affairs Council.