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Vandenberg exceeds CFC goals

Jason Welsh, Santa Barbara District Office Social Security Administration district manager, presents Capt. Jonathan Pentel, 30th Medical Group practice manager, Team Vandenberg’s Combined Federal Campaign Emerald and Golden Wings awards, April 15, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The unit was recognized for their generous support to local, national and global communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)

Jason Welsh, Santa Barbara District Office Social Security Administration district manager, presents Capt. Jonathan Pentel, 30th Medical Group practice manager, Team Vandenberg’s Combined Federal Campaign Emerald and Golden Wings awards, April 15, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The unit was recognized for their generous support to local, national and global communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg was presented the Emerald and Golden Wings awards, here, April 1 -- for contributions to the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign.

CFC is the largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 150 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year.

The Golden Wings award embodies one of five overall CFC campaigns in terms of highest increase in donor participation and dollar amount raised from previous years' campaigns.  The Emerald Award signifies one of the 10 overall CFC campaigns of highest donor participation and dollar amount raised in a campaign. Team Vandenberg was number six overall, collecting $158,000 from donor participation.

"Team Vandenberg was the number one overall campaign in this category with a $63,000 increase from the 2013 campaign, representing nearly a 175 percent increase between the 2013 and 2014 campaigns," said Capt. Jonathan Pentel, 30th Medical Group practice manager. "The campaign was a team accomplishment that would not have been possible without senior leadership support, the dedication of every 30th Space Wing and tenant unit CFC keyworkers and the support of nearly 500 participating Team Vandenberg donors."

Team V's donations will support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits at a global scale.

"I thank Team V for an incredibly successful and fun 2014 Combined Federal Campaign season," said Pentel. "The recognition received from the CFC executive board is a direct result of the generosity, teamwork and camaraderie of the team."

With the continuing support of the community, the CFC team is able to continue to fulfill the mission to give to people who are in need.

"Our goal for the 2015 CFC organization is to maintain the forward momentum of the 2014 campaign, and for Team Vandenberg to continue its record of generous giving and community involvement," said Capt. Jason Hamilton, 30th Medical Operations Squadron physician assistant.