Wing kicks off 2015 Combined Federal Campaign

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  • By 2nd Lt. David Hutchinson
  • 161st Air Refueling Wing
The 2015 Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing and will remain open for contributions until Dec. 15. This year's theme is, "You can change a life."

The CFC is the world's largest and most successful workplace giving campaign. Since its creation in 1961 it has raised over $7 billion for charities designated by Federal employees. Last year, 161st Air Refueling Wing members donated $7,721. In 2011, the wing's peak donation year, $14,662 was donated. Donations start at just $10.

For information and to donate, please go to:

Information about Maricopa County charities can be found here:

Information about Maricopa County foster care tax credits can be found here:

Contributors may qualify for up to $800 in Arizona state tax credits this year - $400 charity and $400 for foster care donations. For qualifying CFC approved charities, members do not have to itemize as of 2013, and the credit is up to $400 married filing joint, or $200 single filers, which means give it and get it back when filing Arizona state tax credits. This is in addition to any school tax credits already submitted. Tax form 321 will be the one to fill out when it becomes available for 2015. Please consult your tax advisor or CPA.

To learn more about the CFC, wing members may contact 2nd Lt. David Hutchinson, the wing's 2015 CFC coordinator, or unit CFC keyworkers who will distribute the Maricopa County Charity List and pledge forms. The keyworkers for this year are:

                Ops: Capt. Christine Kjornes

                MDG: Master Sgt. Layne Jacobs

                MXG: Master Sgt. Gary Wagoner

                MSG/CE:  Staff Sgt. Cody Thomas

                SFS: Senior Airmen Brandon Baldenegro and Steven Stagg

                Wing Staff: 1st Lt. Maylin White

If you are interested in volunteering this year, please contact Lieutenant Hutchinson.

The wing's CFC goal this year is $15,000 in order to beat the 2011 mark. Thank you to those who have given before and to everyone for your continued support of the 2015 Maricopa County CFC approved charity campaign. Let's continue to serve our country and support our community together.