Columbus AFB kicks off CFC 2019 with breakfast, local charity reps Sept. 17
By Maj. Kyle Sellner, 49th Fighter Training Squadron
/ Published September 10, 2019
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --
The 2019 Combined Federal Campaign begins Sept. 16 and will run until Oct. 11, and the 14th Flying Training Wing will help open this year’s campaign with a CFC Kickoff Breakfast Sept. 17 from 8-9 a.m. at the Columbus Club on base.
The event will feature speakers from local charities. The breakfast will be FREE for club members, and for anyone who wishes to sign up that morning, will also be able to eat for free!
The CFC has been around for 58 years as a federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8.3 billion for charitable organizations.
As one of the largest workplace giving campaigns in existence, it provides an unprecedented opportunity to help “Show Some Love” for our community and the rest of the world. There are thousands of charities to support, ranging from local community outreach, youth programs, to even charities that promote animal welfare. No matter what your interests, there is definitely a charity that you will be able to relate to.
The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
Cash will not be accepted during this year’s campaign. However, checks and online giving options make donating to the CFC easier than ever before. Additionally, federal contractors and retirees will have the option to continue supporting their favorite charitable causes through the CFC.
As military members, it can be difficult at times to be away from work to assist with humanitarian missions, but through the CFC, each of us can play a major role in helping those around us who are in the greatest need.
Traditional donation slips and catalogs will be readily available with your CFC keyworker when the campaign officially kicks off on Sept. 16, and each keyworker can assist you with online donations as well as provide printed materials once the 14th FTW CFC officially starts.
I look forward to another outstanding Team Blaze accomplishment as we continue to make a positive difference in the community and exceed our goal of $55,014.
14th Flying Training Wing: Maj. Kyle Sellner, Tech Sgt. Quincy Harris
14th Operations Group: 1st Lt. Sean Brennan, Tech. Sgt. Jesahira Early
14th Mission Support Group: Tech. Sgt. Ashley Henderson
14th Medical Group: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Stone
14th Wing Staff Agencies: Senior Airman Matthew Belleville
View the following websites for detailed information regarding the CFC and its charities:
For specific local questions please contact Sellner at 434-1671 or Tech. Sgt. Quincy Harris at 434-3425, and to make an online donation, visit: www.opm.gov/showsomelovecfc.