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News | April 24, 2024

NSA/CSS Employees Donate More Than $2M for 2023 Combined Federal Campaign

The 2023 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) concluded on January 12, 2024, with National Security Agency (NSA)/Central Security Service (CSS) affiliate contributions exceeded NSA’s goal of $1.9 million with over $2 million donated to 1,398 charities.

The CFC, led by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), enables federal employees and retirees to support people and communities in need across the country and around the world.

It is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, according to Barry Boseman, chief of State and Local Affairs.
NSA led donations in the mid-Atlantic region, which includes four states, Washington D.C., and 1,200 participating government agencies, Boseman said. The Department of Defense (DoD) total for the 2023 CFC was over $8.5 million, of which NSA contributed over 20%, and the nationwide total was $68.3 million.

“I’m incredibly proud of the contributions that our workforce made during this year’s campaign,” said Gen. Tim Haugh, Commander, USCYBERCOM, Director, NSA/Chief, CSS. “NSA remains committed to giving back to our local communities during the CFC and beyond.”

“The theme for the 2023 CFC was ‘Give Happy,’ as the CFC connected giving with happiness, showing that when federal employees give together, they are happier,” said Veronica Maylish Beckenstrater, NSA’s CFC program manager for the 2023 campaign.

William “Roy” Surrett, NSA’s lead CFC senior advocate, agreed. “Thank you again for ‘giving happy’ to important causes like helping communities recover from disasters, supporting military families, ensuring education for all, and more,” he said. “There is no better feeling than to help those in need here in our local area, across our Nation, and around the world.”

“The workforce’s dedication was vital to the success of the campaign and will bring help and hope to thousands of people as monetary and volunteer pledges go to support the missions of participating charities,” Maylish Beckenstrater said.

Keyworkers and senior advocates distributed marketing materials, spoke at town halls, and hosted events, including charity fairs, chili cook-offs, pet contests, painting parties, and bingo games to encourage the workforce to donate to causes that mean the most to them, she explained.

“It was innovative ideas like these that helped NSA exceed its goal this year and to show the community we care,” Maylish Beckenstrater added. “I can’t wait to see our workforce band together for next year’s campaign.”

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