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AMSAT & Combined Federal Campaign


As a federal employee, I have long wondered why AMSAT is NOT part of 
CFC.  I have also asked why AMSAT isn't part of CFC and I always seemed to 
never get an acceptable answer.  The answer I got was that there aren't 
enough government employees to justify the effort.

The CFC is a win-win for the federal employee and AMSAT.  If I decide that 
I want to donate my money to AMSAT through CFC then my organization will 
get the donation credit and AMSAT will get the $.

I do not agree with Bob's statement below.  If you read the CFC book there 
are many humanitarian causes.  But there are many other non-profit 
activities that are similar in scope to AMSAT.  For example, local PBS 
stations (radio & TV) are included in CFC.

I think AMSAT has lost out on $ in the past.  If nothing is done on this 
subject, they will continue to lose these donations in the future.  It will 
be unfortunate if this topic is dropped.   It has frustrated me for several 

Frank Bauer, KA3HDO

Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 18:57:21 -0500
From: "Robert McGwier" <rwmcgwier@home.com>
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] AMSAT & Combined Federal Campaign

As a former board member and long time AMSAT supporter,
I could not possibly agree more with those board members
who believe AMSAT is not worthy of these dollars.  How
in the name of all that is worthy we can equate the small
segment of a small segment (special interest group inside
a special interest group) with (say) Womanspace which
protects battered women and their children is totally
beyond me (or the American Cancer Society or American
Heart Association or the Red Cross) .  I would be ashamed
to be associated with such a thing and believe we should
turn away from this horrible, lame brained idea as fast
as possible.

Bob McGwier

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