The National Capital chapter of the Combined Federal Campaign -- the federal workers' equivalent of the United Way fund drive -- honored 38 federal executives recently for their help in raising $12.4 million, the largest amount raised in the six-year campaign.
The "loaned executives" left their government jobs, for four months last year to help coordinate fundraising efforts among government employes. About $10 million of Federal Campaign donations will go to United Way; the rest will go to other, nonaffiliated charities.
Sixteen Northern Virginians were among those honored for their work in the campaign:
Joseph W. Annunziata of Fairfax, Office of Management and Budget; Thomas Barrett of Annandale, Agriculture Department; Kenneth D. Blackshaw of McLean, U.S. Air Force; Joseph Ellinger of McLean, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.; Louise Freese of Fairfax, Transportation Department; Robert A. Hakes of Arlington, U.S. Navy; John A. Holas Jr. of Arlington, International Communications Agency; Theodore R. Johnson of Alexandria, Environmental Protection Agency; James P. Kiernan of Springfield, Defense Logistics Agency; Richard J. Klare Jr. of Herndon, U.S. Postal Service; A. Dale Lewis of Reston, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Robert J. Neyhart of Annandale, Labor Department; John F. Pearson of Springfield, Interior Department; Laurence A. Rigg of Falls Church and Sarah G. Saunders of Oakton, Treasury Department; Ernest F. Sigety of Clifton, Department of Housing and Urban Development.