This fall, MENC is reaching out to federal employees to solicit their support for music education through the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is an annual fund-raising drive conducted by federal employees and military personnel to raise millions of dollars to benefit non-profit organizations.
MENC staff have attended a number of CFC “fairs,” events at federal agencies during which employees can ask questions and learn more about the organizations seeking support.
At the United States Postal Service’s headquarters in Washington, DC on November 12, MENC Fundraising Director Jane Balek (at right, in the MENC “Music! Just Imagine…” shirt) discusses the importance of music education with (from left) Local Federal Coordinating Committee Chair Linda Washington, Postmaster General John Potter, and USPS CFC Campaign Manager Toni Cook. (Photo courtesy of CFC.)
MENC members can help support this initiative by encouraging family and friends employed by the federal government to choose MENC as the recipient for their donations. MENC is listed in the 2009 donor brochure as number 11770, Music Education Matters, MENC. This year’s campaign (the time period during which employees can sign up to donate) is September 1 to December 15. For more information, visit Combined Federal Campaign.
—Elizabeth Lasko, November 19, 2009. © MENC: The National Association for Music Education