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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

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February 2018

NIEHS staff raise more than $75K for charity

Scientists and administrators from across NIEHS united to raise more than $75,000 for the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign.

Scientists and administrators from across NIEHS united last fall to raise more than $75,000 for the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). These contributions, along with those of others at the National Institutes of Health, are targeted to more than 24,000 charities worldwide.

Chris Long asks questions NIEHS Executive Officer Chris Long stopped to ask questions at last month’s CFC charity fair event. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

“Fall is always a tough time for many, especially parents, because there’s so much going on,” said Matthew Burr, chief of staff of the NIEHS Office of Management (OM). “Even so, our people at NIEHS never fail to rise to the challenge. Because of that, a lot of charities now have extra funds to use when planning their budgets for 2018.”

Mark Miller speaks to organizations NIEHS Chief of Staff Mark Miller, Ph.D., spoke with one of the many organizations on hand for the charity fair. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

Although the final tally was not yet available at press time, Burr estimated the final figure would be approximately $80,000. He co-chaired this year’s CFC campaign with Tonya McMillan and Jenn Evans, also from OM.

A legacy of caring

Since 1961, CFC has sought to support philanthropy through an employee-focused program that is cost-efficient and effective in providing federal workers the chance to improve life for others. Today, CFC is the leading employee giving program in the country, raising more than $5 billion cumulatively for charity.

dogs on campus NIEHS Health Specialist Diane Spencer, right, enjoyed the unusual presence of dogs on campus, during the CFC event. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

“NIEHS routinely ranks among the most generous institutes in all of NIH,” said NIEHS and National Toxicology Program Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. “Whether it’s donating to CFC or volunteering for hurricane relief, they’re always ready to help. I’m so very proud to be a part of that.”

(Ian Thomas is a public affairs specialist in the NIEHS Office of Communications and Public Liaison, and a regular contributor to the Environmental Factor.)

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