WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Thomas D’Agostino today announced that NNSA has exceeded its goal for the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). During a ceremony at the Department of Energy headquarters, Administrator D’Agostino announced that, as of Jan. 24, 2011, the NNSA workforce had raised 110 percent of the goal set for the campaign.
“I am incredibly proud of the men and women of NNSA who stepped up during this year’s CFC campaign and exceeded their annual giving goal,” said Administrator D’Agostino. “In this time of economic challenges, it is more important than ever to support important causes like the CFC. Time and time again, our employees have demonstrated their commitment to serving their community as they serve their country.”
The theme of this year’s CFC campaign was “Scoring a Touchdown in Giving.” The campaign at NNSA incorporated nine fund and awareness raisers, including bake sales, a breakfast served by senior executives, and a jersey sponsor day where employees donated money to wear the jersey of their favorite sports team. NNSA also hosted its second annual flag football game with NNSA staff. Visit the NNSA Flickr site to see pictures.
To date, NNSA has pledged $365,939 to CFC, with 62 percent of the NNSA workforce participating in the program. There have been 71 Eagle Donors who have donated 1 percent of their annual salary and 20 Double Eagle Donors who have donated 2 percent of their annual salary.
CFC, the Federal government’s annual giving drive, is the world’s largest annual workplace charity campaign. There are more than 300 CFC campaigns throughout the country and around the world that help to raise millions of dollars each year.
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science in the nation’s national security enterprise. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability, and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; reduces the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.