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Combined Federal Campaign names CFC Hawaii-Pacific Agency Project Officer as National Level 2019 Hero Award Winner

Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, Pacific Air Forces deputy commander, presents Maurice Honeywood, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, with a Combined Federal Campaign Heroes Award, October 6, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, Pacific Air Forces deputy commander, presents Maurice Honeywood, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, with a Combined Federal Campaign Heroes Award, October 6, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, Pacific Air Forces deputy commander, presents Maurice Honeywood, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, with a Combined Federal Campaign Heroes Award, October 6, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, Pacific Air Forces deputy commander, presents Maurice Honeywood, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, with a Combined Federal Campaign Heroes Award, October 6, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, Pacific Air Forces deputy commander, presents Maurice Honeywood, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, with a Combined Federal Campaign Heroes Award, October 6, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, Pacific Air Forces deputy commander, presents Maurice Honeywood, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, with a Combined Federal Campaign Heroes Award, October 6, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

HONOLULU, Hawaii --

The Office of Personnel Management recognizes a select few campaign workers and volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions to the CFC through their dedication and creativity. Every year the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) receives dozens of nominations from the 36 CFC zones.

The CFC Heroes Awards are given to the campaign's "unsung heroes" who made significant differences and demonstrated leadership qualities in their campaign. This year, one of those heroes come from the CFC Hawaii-Pacific.

“Thank you to everyone who contributed and worked tirelessly on the campaign” said Samantha Barrett, CFC Hawaii-Pacific regional director. “I am honored to be part of this amazing community of service members and federal employees who demonstrate each year the spirit of public service in and out of the workplace. Hats off to the 2019 award winner, you are truly making a positive impact in the lives of others here at home and around the world.”

Maurice Honeywood (Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF) was not planning to serve as a campaign worker this year. But when unforeseen and tragic events prevented the longtime Agency Project Officer (APO) and dedicated CFC advocate, Brendan Cravalho, from fulfilling his role, Honeywood answered the call for help and stepped up to run the 2019 Combined Federal Campaign for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF.

The late Cravalho left quite a legacy behind, and Honeywood wasted no time in picking up the reins and getting started. Though he faced a delayed start in his first time leading the campaign, he was able to far exceed the Command’s fundraising goal. Honeywood answered the call to service and demonstrated his commitment to something larger than himself, his consummate leadership skills, and his dedication to holding the campaign to the highest standards.

Honeywood trained and motivated a dedicated team of CFC Campaign Workers in over 23 distinct units to ensure every effort was made to contact each employee at the Shipyard. He helped to exceed overall contribution rates in the zone. Honeywood developed communication plans to ensure all potential donors in his agency were given the fair and equal opportunity to donate through the CFC.

He and his dedicated team tenaciously reached out to employees, consistently advocating for the CFC and pushing out all necessary information about the campaign. Not only did he communicate what was strictly necessary, but Honeywood consistently promoted the campaign with enthusiasm! He pushed weekly communications and was committed to keeping the campaign active and alive until the very last day. He accomplished this by creating a marketing campaign on social media, using creative broadcast messages and bulletins to the Shipyard supervisor and leadership to raise and maintain that awareness.

He went above and beyond to ensure all donors were recognized for their contribution by securing donor gifts ahead of time for distribution and offering immediate recognition to all donors. He has instilled a spirit in the donors that will add to the generous culture of the Shipyard for many years to come!

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a 58-year federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8.3 billion for charitable organizations. The CFC is one of the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaigns, with 36 CFC zones throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. The funds raised through the campaign help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation, and throughout the world.

The Combined Federal Campaign Hawaii-Pacific includes the state of Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Island, and American Samoa. Campaign workers may only solicit contributions from federal employees whose physical location is within these geographic boundaries and retirees who reside in the area. Through the contributions made by military, civilian federal employees and retirees, the campaign generated $1.5 million and more than 2,800 volunteer hours in 2019 for thousands of participating local, national, and international charities.

For more information, visit cfc-hawaii.givecfc.org. Connect with the campaign on social media via Facebook and Twitter.

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