Washington — United States Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore today announced that the Denver Mint has received the Combined Federal Campaign’s (CFC) Outstanding Campaign Award for the six–county Denver Metro Area. The honor is the top CFC award given to the agency “that best exemplifies improvement and support of the Denver Metro Combined Federal Campaign.”
Scott Shirai, Executive Director of the Denver Metro CFC, and Jim Price, Campaign Co–Chairperson of the Denver Metro CFC, presented the award, a traveling framed afghan of the United States flag, to Denver Mint CFC Chairman Randy Johnson. The 440 employees at the Denver Mint contributed $25,968.50, exceeding this year’s goal and setting a new Denver Mint record.
“This award recognizes the best qualities of our employees, both their sense of connection to the region, and their desire to make a real difference in people’s lives,” said Denver Mint Plant Manager Tim Riley. “We had great participation, building a stronger sense of family, and lifting morale within the Mint community during the holiday season.”
“I believe that the secret to this huge success was teamwork,” said Campaign Chairman Randy Johnson. “The entire Mint pulled together like never before to make a difference. Every member of the Denver Mint should be proud of the positive role he or she played in supporting our local charities.”
Popular features of the campaign included the employee cookbook, which includes recipes submitted by employees and their families, and an expanded chili cook–off celebration, culminating in a full–fledged family meal.
The Combined Federal Campaign is the annual fund–raising drive conducted by Federal employees in their workplaces each fall. Through the CFC, Federal employees and military personnel raise millions of dollars that benefit thousands of human–service charities and their clients. In Metropolitan Denver, approximately 33,000 Federal, postal, and military employees participated in this year’s campaign.
Created by Congress in 1792, the United States Mint is the manufacturer of legal tender coinage for the United States. The United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program is the most popular coin program in U.S. history. The United States Mint also produces commemorative coins and Congressional medals honoring individuals and events of special meaning to the American people and bullion coins from a variety of precious metals.