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ASSE Foundation Garners Key CFC, Guidestar Recognition

Posted in , on Thu, Sep 6, 2012

DES PLAINES, IL (September 6, 2012)The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation was just accepted into the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity campaign to receive donations, and, given ‘Valued Partner’ status by Guidestar. Now the ASSE Foundation is included in federal employee donation solicitations and the inclusion in Guidestar’s Guidesource network signifies professionalism and efficiency in its operations.

“As the Foundation continues to grow along with the need for occupational safety, health and environmental professionals recognition by the CFC and Guidestar is a great milestone and will allow us to continue to reach out to not only raise contribution funds, but to increase awareness of the safety profession and help those pursing degrees in occupational safety,” ASSE Foundation Chair Fay Feeney, CSP, ARM, said today.

As for contributions, Ms. Feeney noted, the CFC makes it easy for federal employees to contribute $5 or $10 a pay period to the Foundation’s Safety Matters Fund, helping ensure the growth and strength of the safety profession for years to come.

Run by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the mission of the CFC, http://www.opm.gov/cfc/, is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally to help raise millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. Less than half of one percent of nonprofits in the U.S. receives CFC status.

GuideStar, www.guidestar.org, connects people and organizations with information on the programs and finances of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. GuideStar serves a wide audience inside and outside the nonprofit sector, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grant makers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media.

The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation (ASSEF), established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers, generates funding and provides resources for scholarship, applied research, academic accreditation, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession. For more information on the Foundation and its programs visit www.asse.org/foundation.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment.  Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, healthcare and education.  For more information, please go to www.asse.org/foundation.

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Contact: Diane Hurns, 847-768-3413, dhurns@asse.org



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