Agency Receives Awards for Innovation and Website in Annual Charity Campaign
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 6, 2017) – JeanMarie Komyathy, Deputy Director of the National Credit Union Administration’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives, was honored for the second time as a Hero of the Year by the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area.
“JeanMarie did another terrific job leading NCUA’s CFC efforts last year,” Acting NCUA Board Chairman J. Mark McWatters said. “Thanks to her leadership and the generosity of NCUA’s employees, the agency pledged a total of more than $112,000 that will help many charitable organizations improve people’s lives.”
Komyathy also won the award, the Office of Personnel Management’s highest CFC honor, in 2015. She was one of three civilian employees honored at the 2016 awards ceremony held on March 3. Presented by the Office of Personnel Management, the annual CFC Hero Awards are given to the campaign’s “unsung heroes” who, through dedication and creativity, demonstrated leadership qualities in their campaigns.
NCUA employees pledged a total of $112,005.28, exceeding the agency’s goal by more than 40 percent.
NCUA also was honored for Most Innovative Campaign Technique for its golden and silver tickets initiative, which helped increased electronic giving and minimized the amount of cash and paper pledges used during the campaign, and for Best Website or Electronic Communication for its use of internal communication methods used throughout the campaign. NCUA also received:
- A CFC President’s Award, given to agencies with either a 75 percent employee participation rate or per capita pledges of $275;
- An eGiving Award, for a minimum 10-percent increase in online donations;
- A Summit Award, for increasing pledges by at least 3 percent from the previous year; and
- A Participation Achievement Award, for achieving a participation increase of at least 2 percent.
The Combined Federal Campaign (opens new window) is the world’s largest annual workplace charity effort, with almost 200 campaigns throughout the country and overseas, raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by federal civilian, military and postal workers during the campaign season, which runs from Sept. 1 through Dec. 15, support eligible non-profit organizations providing health and human-service benefits.