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Regulations govern fundraising

Posted 4/27/2011   Updated 4/27/2011 Email story   Print story


by Staff Sgt. Marissa R. Papion
375th Air Mobility Wing Legal Office

4/27/2011 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.  -- Successful fundraising is a major component in the operations of a private organization.

The first step to achieving success with fundraising is receiving the required approval.

Prior to advertising for and conducting a fundraising event at Scott Air Force Base, written approval from the 375th Air Mobility Wing commander should be obtained; however, please note that the approval authority has been delegated to the 375th Mission Support Group commander. The governing directives for these activities are AFI 34-223 and the Private Organizations Handbook which is located on the 375th Force Support Squadron website.

As referenced in the Private Organizations Handbook, the process for fundraiser approval is done by submitting an Air Force Form 1768, Staff Summary Sheet to 375th FSS/FSR three weeks in advance of the proposed event to allow time for the request to be routed through the proper channels to 375th MSG commander. A sample SSS is available in Attachment 8 of the handbook.

The fundraising request is routed to the base legal office for a legal review to ensure that the requirements listed in AFI 34-223 and the Private Organizations Handbook are met. AFI 34-223 limits the number of fundraisers per quarter to two, no commercial sponsorships can be involved; participants must be in a non-duty status during the fundraiser and must not be in uniform, and the fundraiser must not take place during the Combined Federal Campaign or Air Force Assistance Fund. Requests to conduct games of chance to include bingo, lotteries or other gambling activities will not be approved. Raffles may be held under special circumstances, but must comply with AFI 34-223 requirements as well as state and county regulations.

Advertising plans can be submitted with requests, to be reviewed for legal sufficiency. The 375th Public Affairs Office can also be contacted for advertising information.
For further information, contact the Legal Office at 256-3542 or the 375th FSS/FSR office at 256-6320.

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