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Environmental Factor, February 2013

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NIEHS surpasses 2012 CFC goal

By Bailey Schug

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NIEHS surpassed its goal of $115,000, setting yet another record, by raising $115,693 from more than 200 pledges and donations.

It was another record-setting year for NIEHS participation in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), with pledges exceeding the 2012 goal of $115,000. After the institute kicked off the campaign in September, employees set to work raising funds for nonprofits in the community and around the world that make a difference in the lives of people and animals in need of help. The CFC is the largest workplace giving campaign in the world, and the employees who give through it are among the most generous.

The 2012 CFC at NIEHS not only reached its goal, but exceeded it with total donations of $115,693.41. Co-chairs Claire Long and Scott Redman, along with many hardworking and dedicated volunteers, spent the last three months of 2012 hosting a full schedule of events, making sure this year’s campaign would be one for the books. The CFC co-chairs credit the hard work of key workers for making the 2012 campaign successful.

“While the final CFC total of $115,693.41 is impressive and exciting,” Long said, “reaching that achievement lies completely at the hands of the incredibly generous and inspiring NIEHS employees.” NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., was supportive and encouraging throughout the campaign, as well as a participant in many of the campaign’s special events.

“NIEHS employees rose to the incredible challenge, and gave with compassion and generosity at unprecedented levels,” Long said. “We are just honored to have been a part of the campaign and experience first-hand the generosity of NIEHS employees.”

(Bailey Schug studies health promotion at Appalachian State University. She is an intern with the NIEHS Office of Communications and Public Liaison.)

Scott Redman

Redman is a member of the NIEHS Financial Management Branch. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

Claire Long

Long is a member of NIEHS Associate Director for Management Joellen Austin’s staff. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

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