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2014 Energy Campaign

LETTER FROM LADORIS 'DOT' HARRIS, 2014 VICE CHAIR

This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign, the world’s largest and most successful charity drive.  And DOE employees have been a big part of that success.

When Secretary Moniz and Under Secretary David Klaus asked me to lead the charge, I was honored and excited to take on the task.  What I didn’t know at the time was that my office – the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity - had led the CFC in 2010, before I came to DOE.  In fact, the time we led it in 2010 was the last time DOE made its goal.  

But I know that, with this year’s management team, and the wonderful group of senior coordinators and keyworkers we have, we’re going to make our goal again.  In fact, I have a feeling that, together, we’re going to do some amazing things before this campaign is over.

The 2014 CFC National theme is “Make It Possible,” but here at DOE, we have our own unique campaign theme - “Be a Superhero.”

As federal employees, we do great things for people every day.  We’re in communities all across the nation – providing jobs, helping kids in school, making sure people have affordable energy.  We make a real difference in the lives of people, every time we come to work.  That’s our job.  That’s why we’re here - to serve the public

But CFC offers us a chance to go beyond that – to be real superheroes in our community.  To make a difference in the lives of people all across the nation.  Children who need subsidized meals.  Families who need shelter.  People who are suffering from depression or disease.  Seniors who can’t afford medical care.  Veterans who proudly served our country, and now need our help in return.

Being there for those people is what makes us superheroes.

And that’s the beauty of CFC – it makes it so easy to give.  As our theme says, “you can be a superhero in 5 minutes or less by donating to CFC.”  You can donate online (through ESS/myPay or CFCNCA.org), or you can ask your Keyworker for a paper form.

You can donate with cash, check, credit card, or payroll deduction – it’s your choice.  I encourage you to consider payroll deduction.  That way, your favorite charities will receive a steady stream of income that they can rely on throughout the year.

There are over 4,000 worthy charities to choose from in the Washington area alone.  And I’m pleased to report that this year, for the first time, you have access to all 20,000 charities nationwide.  So even if you want to give to your local charity back home, rather than one in the DC are, now you can do that through CFC.  Just ask your Keyworker – they’ll show you how to do it.

You’ll be receiving periodic updates during the campaign.  In the interim, if you have any questions, please contact your assigned Keyworker, or you can contact the Campaign Manager, Neil Schuldenfrei, at neil.schuldenfrei@hq.doe.gov, or by phone at 202/586-5687.

Since 1961, CFC has raised over $7 billion for thousands of charities.  Our goal at DOE is $1.1 million this year.  With your support, we can reach this goal, and make a difference in the lives of millions of people.

Be a superhero in 5 minutes or lessgive to CFC.

Dot Harris, Vice Chair. 2014 DOE CFC Campaign

Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity