TIA at Air Force Charity Fair

On October 3, 2023, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, was abuzz with philanthropic enthusiasm as the Department of the Air Force hosted its Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity Fair, marking the kickoff of the Air Force’s CFC campaign for 2024. Tigers in America (TIA), with its mission to rescue and relocate captive bred tigers from abusive or vulnerable facilities, was proud to be one of the 12 foundations in attendance.

Bill Nimmo, president of TIA, and Alan Biegelman, a Director at TIA, represented the foundation’s commitment to ensuring lifetime care in safe homes for these majestic creatures. Their participation was both symbolic and strategic, fostering relationships and amplifying the message about the challenges faced by captive bred tigers.

A significant moment was the interaction with Frank Kendall III, the 26th Secretary of the Air Force. In a recent video on Facebook, Secretary Kendall emphasized the importance of the Combined Federal Campaign. He highlighted that each year, the CFC offers Federal employees the chance to support vetted non-profit organizations. His message was clear: choose a cause and make a pledge. By doing so, Federal employees can make a tangible difference in the lives of many. Federal employees interested in contributing, may visit givecfc.org to explore pledge options.

We have several photos from the event including a group photo that encapsulated the spirit of collaboration and hope, featuring representatives from all 12 foundations, Frank Kendall, and Elsy Morataya, who masterfully orchestrates CFC events for the Air Force.

As TIA, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City, continues its mission, events like these underscore the significance of collective action and the power of generosity in driving change.

U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya