CSM Daniel Hopkins, Fort Belvoir Headquarters Battalion, explains the importance of pledging to this year's Combined Federal Campaign at the kick-off festivities, Oct. 27.

Fort Belvoir offers a spicy kick-off for Combined Federal Campaign

The 2022 Fort Belvoir Combined Federal Campaign began Thursday, with a chili cook-off in DHR’s conference center, to promote and support giving on the installation through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all employees and retirees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. 

Larry Zilliox, with the nonprofit group Serve Our Willing Warriors, was one of several agencies on hand today to explain how donations from CFC helps his organization serve wounded warriors and their families out in the Bull Run Mountains near Haymarket, VA. The retreat offers five-day respite stays away from the hospital routines to relax and rejuvenate.

Over the past 60 years, the inspiring generosity of the federal community has made the CFC one of the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaigns in the world, raising more than $8.6 Billion for charities and people in need.

This year, the Army’s CFC goal is $1 million, and Fort Belvoir has a goal of $10,000 in pledges to any of the thousands of vetted agencies that you choose to support. CFC coordinators were delighted to report at the end of the first day, there had already been $2,000 in pledges received.

Donation is easier for you

This year’s campaign theme – you can be the face of change – encourages federal employees and retirees to join the CFC Community and change the world together, as a strong, caring community, dedicated to making a difference for those in need. A program of the Office of Personnel Management, the CFC offers the opportunity to donate to thousands of participation charities. Here’s how it works:

Choose your cause. Whether you care about finding cures for diseases, supporting military families, or promoting equality for all, the CFC has vetted charities for any cause you want to support. You can even give to multiple charities with one pledge.

Make your pledge. Our favorite giving option, the online pledge portal, allows you to easily renew your pledge each year and offers the full range of pledge options:

• Payroll deduction (the most popular!)
• Credit/debit card (text donation new in 2022)
• E-check/bank transfer
• Volunteer hours (federal employees only)

Change the World. Thanks to your generosity, CFC charities will make a difference in our local communities, across the nation, and around the world.

In the chili cook-off, Vincent Williams earned third place, Ronald Horne in DPTMS snagged second, and top honors went to DHR's Tricia Rampersad. Congratulations to all who helped this kick-off event such a success. 


To ensure your donation is credited to your unit or directorate, Fort Belvoir employees and retirees can find the garrison’s CFC codes on the Fort Belvoir CFC Page.  

Paul Lara, Fort Belvoir Public Affairs