The New England Combined Federal Campaign has long served our local communities through the undeniable generosity of the hardworking men and women of our devoted federal workforce.  More than 120,000 federal employees from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont who make up the New England Campaign continue to provide financial support for their chosen charities year after year!

Last year alone, the federal workforce of our region donated more than $3.8 million dollars to hundreds of worthy charitable organizations, providing much needed services to those in need. Having been a dedicated federal employee myself for over 35 years, CFC has played a large part of my value system to make this a better world.  I am continually amazed at the outpouring of financial support generated by all of you.  I am proud to serve as this year’s Chair of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of New England. We CAN and DO make a difference! Once again, your Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) is encouraging you to donate to a cause that is important to you. Please take a few minutes and find a CFC charity that is doing great work, or simply look for a cause that you believe in. By donating through CFC you join the largest and most successful philanthropic workplace fundraiser in the world. Charitable giving is a personal choice, and one that should be carefully thought out. Each of us has our own reason for giving, and our own cause that means something to us as individuals. Our theme this year is “Show Some Love” In the recent events that have occurred in the US and around the world; I think this is very appropriate.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity in supporting our past campaigns. With your continued involvement, we can look forward to another successful year to give back to, and strengthen, our communities. Let’s “Show Some Love!”

Gerald (Jerry) Thomas, LFCC Chair
New England Combined Federal Campaign

Each Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) zone is governed by a Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC). An LFCC is comprised of Federal employees and, whenever possible, members of local Federal inter-agency organizations, such as Federal Executive Boards, Federal Executive Associations or, in the absence of such organizations, self-organized associations of local Federal officials. These groups also include representatives of employee unions and other employee groups. LFCCs are overseen by the Office of Personnel Management’s Office of CFC and must comply with the CFC regulations and guidance memoranda, as well as meet the deadlines in the CFC calendar




Lynn Bickford
USPS NNE District

Gerald (Jerry) Thomas (CHAIR)
PortsmouthNaval Shipyard

Jack Decker
USAF AG 101 Air Refueling Wing

Shawn Berube
Social Security Administration

Rhode Island Members

John H. Woodhouse, Jr.
Naval Undersea Warfare Center


Rhode Island Members

Gerald Mirabile
Social Security Administration

Margherita Paolucci
Veterans Administration



SMsgt. Fred Balas
NH Air National Guard

Jessica O’Meara                 
Housing & Urban Development

Carolyn Chute-Festervan



Kim Ainsworth Klaskin
Executive Director, FEB

Bill Henrikson
U.S. Department of Transportation

Charles F. Clinton
Internal Revenue Service

Brenda Piedra
USPS - WMASS Area offices

Kathleen Peltier



Elizabeth A. Carter (Secretary)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Amy Blaise
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Connecticut Members

Steven Kaufman (Vice Chair)
DCMA Sikorsky Aircraft corporation

CMSgt Kevin Salsbury
Armed Forces Reserve Center

Teryl Eisenberg
Social Security Administration