Chattanooga-Area CFC Giving Tops Goal, Exceeds $1.8 Million
January 24, 2012
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Federal agencies in a 21-county area around Chattanooga collected pledges and donations of $1,857,944 for local and national charitable agencies, exceeding the Chattanooga-Area Combined Federal Campaign goal by 7.5 percent and topping the $1.8 million mark for the first time.
“This year’s theme `Inspired to Give’ appropriately describes the campaign,” said John McCormick, senior vice president for TVA’s River Operations and chair of the campaign. “It was inspiring to see the effort put into the campaign and even more inspiring to see federal employees generously support their communities and favorite causes.”
Assisting McCormick were John Fornicola and Deb Kearnaghan from TVA; Kathy Jenks from the U.S. Post Office; Delores Lewis, CFC director with United Way of Chattanooga, and two loaned TVA executives, Dino Xoinis and Steve Hargrove.
Federal employees in the campaign area have raised more than $36 million since 1987 and were recognized for this past year’s campaign having one of the nation’s highest increases in pledges from the previous year. The 2010 campaign raised $1,698,006 while the 2009 campaign raised $1,433,411.
The CFC is held annually to give federal employees an opportunity to contribute to charitable, health and human-service organizations. The Chattanooga-Area CFC includes about 9,200 federal employees in 21 counties in southeast Tennessee, northeast Alabama, northwest Georgia and western North Carolina.
Funds raised through 209 campaigns conducted nationwide support more than 2,728 local, national and international charitable agencies. More information on the CFC and the 2011 campaign is available at http://www.chattanoogacfc.org/11/.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Myra Ireland, Chattanooga (423) 751-7153
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000