Audubon Nature Institute Hosts the 2019 Mississippi Delta Combined Federal Campaign Kickoff with a Creature Crawl

Audubon Nature Institute Hosts the                 2019 Mississippi Delta Combined Federal Campaign Kickoff with a Creature Crawl Image

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New Orleans, LA – There’s no more appropriate place to launch New Orleans season of giving than the Audubon Nature Institute (ANI). On Monday, October 14th ANI’s Zoo, one of the leading non-profit organizations in the Greater New Orleans community, will host New Orleans-based, federal employees as they celebrate the start of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the world’s largest workplace giving program.

Federal families, friends, and retirees will enjoy a free day at the zoo, with over 200 participants expected for the 5K Creature Crawl walk/run event. This year’s event planners believe they will eclipse both the number of participants and the amount raised in support of local charities. Enthusiasm is running high as current CFC fundraising in the Mississippi Delta is more than double that of campaign to date totals last year.

In 2018, the Combined Federal Campaign workplace giving campaign expanded its donor base beyond the federal and military workforce and invited all federal retirees into the program. With this invitation, the program now includes close to 10 million participants who can take this peerless charitable giving program to new heights. 

For non-profits like the Audubon Nature Institute, the launch of this year’s season of giving is a special opportunity to remind donors their support is essential to sustain the organization’s mission and grow their impact on the community.  

The event attendees will include local federal agencies including: the New Orleans Federal Executive Board, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Local charities will also attend including: Basket of Hope, Building Homes for Heroes, A Child’s Wish, Chive Charities, MTK Camp Kamassa, The Voice of the Martyrs and Boys & Girls Clubs of SE Louisiana.

About the Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. 

About the Combined Federal Campaign 

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is Federal workplace giving tradition which has raised more than $8.3 billion for charitable organizations for over 58 years. It is the largest workplace giving campaign in the world. Funds raised through the campaign help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and throughout the world. Through the contributions of civilian and military Federal employees, survivors, and retirees; the campaign assists thousands of participating local, national, and international charities and the entities they serve. For more information, visit opm.gov/cfc

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For additional information on the Mississippi Delta/Gulf Coastal Plains CFC, contact:

Cyndi Ankiewicz, CFC Zone Director 

[email protected]

(505) 410-0900

www.msdeltacfc.org

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