2022 Southern California CFC Hero Award Nominees

2022 Hero award nomineeCongratulations to the 2022 Southern California CFC Hero Award Nominees!

Each year, dedicated campaign workers bring the CFC to their agencies, installations, offices, and units. Thanks to their efforts, the federal community pledges tens of millions of dollars to thousands of charitable organizations, and together, they change the world. CFC Heroes go above and beyond the requirements to bring about extraordinary results. Each of the 36 CFC zones receives nominations for CFC Heroes and submits the best of the best to be considered for the national award.

To see our 2022 Agency Award Winners, click here.


2022 Hero Award Finalist

Image of Tammie SpeakerTammie Speaker - Department of Defense, NIWC Pacific

Ms. Speaker has served as the Civilian Campaign Manager and lent her experience and expertise in CFC Management and command knowledge to the NIWC Pacific CFC for over 20 years. Ms. Speaker has worked to create and maintain a dynamic and strong culture of CFC giving within the command and with the consistently overturning military leadership. Her strategy of implementing a giving culture has prepared the command for long-term CFC success as opposed to focusing on short-term gains. Ms. Speaker and her campaign not only surpassed their 2022 goal, but also achieved a 4% increase over their 2021 totals. The NIWC Pacific command is the highest performing military command in the CFC zone by far.  


Chidinma AmadiAngela Ahsue and Chidinma Amadi - Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – California Service Center 

Angela and Chidinma were an amazing duo who, despite being appointed late into the campaign, worked together to ensure 100% of the federal employees in their agency were provided the informed opportunity to give. They wasted no time in energizing leadership support and setting up the zone’s most successful events and circulating the needed inspiring information. The quick planning and execution of these successful events and robust campaign by this campaign management team led to a total of $62,119 pledged for the 2022 campaign. This agency achieved a 20% participation rate, a rate much higher than zone average. Their results show what federal employees can accomplish when they work together, and this duo worked together tirelessly to inspire their coworkers, whether near or far, to make a pledge to the 2022 campaign!

Congratulations to all 2022 Hero awards nominees!