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NEWS | Jan. 25, 2023

JBSA's CFC pledges will support local charities

By Andrew C. Patterson 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Joint Base San Antonio 2022 Combined Federal Campaign, an annual fundraising campaign through the federal community, wrapped up Jan. 16, 2023. These funds will support the local and national organizations supporting the military community and Military City USA.

"JBSA delivered for the CFC again in 2022 with more than $336,000 in total donations!” said Brig. Gen. Russell Driggers, the JBSA and 502nd Air Base Wing commander. “These donations come from a diverse installation population that includes Total Force personnel serving in all branches of the Armed Forces. In this effort, like many others, we were united as an installation to deliver support to our communities. Our JBSA members made donations in a variety of sizes, all with the same intent — to support organizations doing good work in communities across America.”

JBSA’s top five supported charities

  • San Antonio Food Bank, $23,728
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, $23,365
  • American Red Cross, $8,699
  • Haven for Hope of Bexar County, $7,135
  • S.A.M. Ministries, $6,790

“Thank you for your generous gifts through the Combined Federal Campaign. Because of you, Haven for Hope can provide safe and secure shelter, three hot meals a day and access to valuable resources to help our clients transform their lives,” said Terri Behling, Haven for Hope communications director. “Thank you for everything you do to support our country. Because of you, the world is a better place.”

"Because of you [JBSA] these organizations can accomplish their missions,” said Tara Ballard, Combined Federal Campaign regional director.

JBSA’s top 10 CFC contributors by organization

  • Air Education and Training Command
  • Air Force Materiel Command
  • Air Force Personnel Center
  • US Army Medical Command
  • Air Combat Command
  • Defense Health Agency
  • U.S. Army Installation Management Agency
  • U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Air Force Manpower Agency
  • HQ USAF and Support Elements

“We took advantage of an opportunity to make a difference, a difference that can ignite opportunities for a lifetime,” said Senior Master Sgt. Roberto Lugaro, JBSA CFC deputy and 502nd Operations Support Squadron senior enlisted leader.

JBSA’s Top 10 volunteer hour contributors

  • Air Education and Training Command
  • DoD Inspector General
  • Army Futures Command
  • Air Force Personnel Center
  • Air Combat Command
  • Air Force Materiel Command
  • Air Education and Training Command
  • U.S. Army South
  • U.S. Army North
  • Air Force Non-Specified

“Through 100% meaningful contact, JBSA project officers and key workers were able to relay the importance of donating to hundreds of charities worldwide,” said Maj. Marisol N. Salviejo, JBSA CFC action officer and 502nd Installation Support Group staff judge advocate deputy. “JBSA personnel made significant charitable contributions that will change lives forever.”

Driggers summarized, “These donations have a real impact and add to our competitive edge as a nation. Thank you! It is an honor to serve with you and to help ‘Be The Face of Change.'"