NINDS is leading the 2017 NIH CFC!
Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health
Message from Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D., Director, NINDS
On behalf of everyone at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) I am delighted to welcome you to the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for NIH.
Our work at NIH is driven by our desire to reduce the burden of suffering due to disease. In the CFC, NIHer’s go a step further to reach out a helping hand to those in need by supporting nonprofit organizations serving the causes we care most passionately about.
The CFC is the largest workplace giving campaign in the world. HHS contributes more than any federal agency and the NIH contribution represents the highest percentage within HHS.
The CFC campaign slogan is “Show Some Love” and at NIH we are featuring an Olympic theme this year. Through the CFC, we have the chance to help those in need by reaching this year’s goal of $2.2 million. Let’s continue NIH’s fine tradition of winning the Gold Medal in Caring!
The CFC serves a wide range of charities. Some of the areas served are: health care and research, housing and shelter, youth development, education, and the environment to cite a few. I encourage you to look for organizations or causes that are meaningful to you by searching the CFC of the National Capital Area website.
You may find it convenient to donate through payroll deduction, and have it taken care of automatically every pay period. Or you may wish to make a one-time gift. Whatever way you choose to give, and in whatever amount, you will make a difference.
The impact of your generosity can be life-changing in 10,000 ways; one for each of the non-profits participating in the CFC. For a simple donation each pay period, your gift can help those in need. Here are just a few examples.
- $2.28 per pay period supports an individual with intellectual disabilities to discover new strengths, abilities, and confidence as an athlete in the Special Olympics
- $5 per pay period delivers 1,560 vaccines to remote areas to protect children against polio, diphtheria, and measles
- $39 per pay period provides an adaptive kayak for a veteran with a spinal cord injury
Thank you for your generous support.
Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D., Director, NINDS