LAAFB Surpasses CFC Goal, Raises Most Money in Command
By Alicia Garges , SMC Public Affairs
/ Published March 09, 2010
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Despite tough economic times, the Space and Missile Systems Center and Los Angeles Air Force Base exceeded this year's Combined Federal Campaign goal of $295,000 by raising $312,048. This dollar amount makes SMC personnel the top donators in Air Force Space Command. It's the most money raised here during the annual campaign since 2005.
In a message to Team SMC, Lt. Gen. Tom Sheridan, SMC commander, praised base personnel's generosity.
"LAAFB raised an astounding $312,048 for the 2009 CFC and placed 'Best in Command!' This amount surpassed any previous amount given every year since 2005. When you consider the difficult economic times we are all experiencing, coupled with being in a high cost-of-living area, this is truly remarkable. I applaud and thank you all for outstanding support and generosity, as I'm sure do the worthwhile charities that our CFC giving supports," said the general.
President John Kennedy established CFC in 1961 to eliminate year-round solicitation of federal employees by charities. Since then, CFC has grown into the largest, single charitable event in the world. Thousands of local, national and international organizations have benefited from CFC fund-raising efforts.