submitted by LaToya Butler
Dr. Rajiv Shah, our Administrator, has just accepted the Combined Federal Campaign’s Annual Summit Award on behalf of the agency for the second consecutive year.
The CFC coordinates fund-raising efforts of various charitable organizations so that federal donors will have the opportunity to make charitable contributions through payroll deduction. This year’s campaign: “The Compassion of Individuals – The Power of Community,” encompasses one way that staff can serve broader communities both domestic and overseas.
More than 1,000 members of our team donated over $600,000 to the CFC in 2009. Despite 2009 being a tough economic year, USAID managed to increase its contribution efforts by nine percent over 2008.
Congratulations to the dedicated team at USAID for all of the effort and generosity involved in achieving this high level of participation in a worthy cause.