2022 Hawaii-Pacific CFC Hero Award Nominees

2022 Hero award nomineeCongratulations to the 2022 Hawaii-Pacific 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

Capt Steven Mitre - Department of Defense, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Capt Steven Mitre’s primary goal was to conduct and implement an awareness and education campaign, which inspired action in the way we know Marines are already engaged in the community: volunteerism and leading. During the campaign, he actively promoted through various media engagement, command involvement, and educated Navy and Marine Corps personnel at national-level events, including the Law Enforcement National Night Out (NNO 2022), which held more than 1,000 personnel, spanning various law enforcement and military support agencies, and other federal entities. Based on the comparative analysis report at the conclusion of the 2022 campaign, the 2021 & 2022 MCBH total differential is: 2021 – ($4,754) / 2022 – ($5,575). One of the greatest features of this year’s MCBH CFC was the opportunity to take account of the volunteerism conducted during the campaign year. MCBH led by Capt Mitre was able to submit multiple Group Volunteer Pledges, which are estimated to be at or exceeding $100,000 in total volunteer value for MCBH.  


Ms. Nikki Smith - Department of Defense, USACE Honolulu District/Office

Ms. Nikki Smith served as Honolulu District's Primary Campaign Manager. As such, she ensured that she met with every person in every office under the district umbrella to ensure they were aware of this year's campaign. Ms. Smith designed a castle in the shape of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' logo. Each brick, which she would color in weekly, represented a $500 dollar pledge. Not only did she create two boards for her HQ office, but she went out of her way providing boards for our area offices. Through Ms. Smith's hard work, USACE Honolulu achieved 37% more than its goal of $12,000. POH donated $16,395 from 26 contributors. This is an increase of over 10% from 2021 contributions. This pledge amount is the most USACE Honolulu has seen in the past three years.


TSM Fausia Maui Dela Cruz - Department of Homeland Security, TSA-GSN (Francisco C, Ada Saipan International Airport) 

With a team of twelve Keyworkers, Ms. Fausia Dela Cruz organized a successful event to raise awareness and drive engagement for the CFC. Ms. Dela Cruz displayed a team effort approach and recognition, which made a significant impact on the participation for 2022. The campaign efforts turned into a Team competition to see who will have the most on their Team donate to CFC. When the campaign was briefed in early December of 2022, the team rallied again to achieve their goal of supporting thousands of charities and giving back to their local community. The outcome was very successful and amounted to an impressive donation amount of $16,072, which is within the same contribution of 2021, but their average gift increased from $305.81 to $459.20 in 2022.   

Congratulations to all 2022 Hero awards nominees!