32: National Capital Area/North VA

Rosemary Addy

Rosemary Addy
Department/Agency

Food & Drug Administration

Cause Area

Profile

Dog mom, Great Aunt, traveler

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

For the last 10+ years, I have supported House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary in Gaithersburg, MD. Their mission is to care for senior and special needs dogs and cats. They typically have in the neighborhood of 20 residents that they care for (I sometimes refer to them as Assisted Living for dogs and cats), but they also have a number of grant programs and they partner with rescue organizations to ensure that senior dogs and cats are able to live out their lives in a loving, caring environment.

Why do you give through the CFC?

It's an easy way to help charities I care about.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

It goes to care for the residents of House with a Heart by providing vet care, food, and supplies that directly benefit the lives of the residents.

Charles Burand

Charles Burand
Department/Agency

DOT/FAA

Cause Area

Profile

Leader, Dad, Foodie, Traveler

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

Diabetes and Cancer

Why do you give through the CFC?

It is easier to give a larger donation spread across 26 pay periods, CFC does the vetting, so I know it is a real charity.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

Research and prevention are key to curing and preventing these diseases.

Jamal Anwar Fox

Jamal Anwar Fox
Department/Agency

Department of Homeland Security

Profile

Engineer & Philanthropist

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

I am passionate about providing goods and services to those in need in order to seek the countenance of God.

Why do you give through the CFC?

To provide goods and services to those in need.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

It provides a medium of exchange to purchase the goods and services for those in need.

Erin Manor

Erin Manor
Department/Agency

Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism

Cause Area

Profile

boater, pool player, grandmother, nature lover, animal lover

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

I am passionate about any charity to deals with the health of the Chesapeake Bay. It's really important as a boater to keep the waters as clean as possible for the wealth of entertainment that the Chesapeake Bay gives to us. I am also passionate about the youth learning about the treasures of the Bay area.

Why do you give through the CFC?

I give through the CFC because it's easy and you are able to evaluate the administrative costs associated with your designated charity. It's such an important campaign and allows for volunteer time which is also important. Charities do not just need our dollars but they also need our time.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

I am able to give directly to the charity whether through my volunteer time or dollars. It creates an awareness of the issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay and an how an individual can contribute to the health of the Bay.

Adam

Adam
Department/Agency

Commerce/NOAA

Cause Area

Profile

Father, husband, reader

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

Animals, especially cats. We have always had cats, and several had had health concerns. We always give to causes that support no-kill shelters and disabled cats.

Why do you give through the CFC?

It's easy, and I've done it since I first joined the Army in 2002 and have kept doing so through my Civilian career.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

They help support local no-kill animal shelters as well as blind and FHIV positive cats that may not otherwise have support.