Volume 32 | October 28, 2022
Combined Federal Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is underway! The AMEDD Museum Foundation is a proud participant this year in the Arts and Humanities category. CFC Code: 90295.
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is one of the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaigns in the world.

  • Overseen by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, costefficient, and effective in providing all federal employees and retirees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

  • President Kennedy formalized the CFC with an Executive Order in 1961. The campaign streamlined workplace fundraising and introduced payroll deduction. Since its inception, the CFC has raised more than $8.6 billion for charities and people in need.

  • The CFC is the official workplace giving campaign for federal employees and retirees.

  • The members of the federal community go beyond their call to public service by contributing to the thousands of charities that work to improve the quality of life for all.

  • The funds raised through the CFC help people and communities in need and reflect the generous nature of the federal community.

  • CFC pledges make a real and meaningful difference to a countless number of individuals throughout our communities, the nation, and the world. Together, we are changing the world one gift at a time.

  • All participating charities share in the cost of administering the campaign through the application, listing, and distribution fees.

  • Among the approved charities, for the fourth consecutive year, more than 95 percent of organizations received designated pledges from CFC donors.
CFC Code: 90295
By making a pledge to the AMEDD Museum Foundation, you can help impact the future of Army Medicine. There is no other collection of artifacts like the one held at the AMEDD Museum. This collection is of national significance, serving as the only material culture collection of the medical history of the Army. In this collection, unique and historically significant artifacts are preserved and used to tell the story of why Army medicine matters: Army Medicine is the story of humanity in war and conflict situations. In the middle of the fight, Army medics save lives, often placing their own safety at great risk.

Your CFC pledge will help us continue to share these stories with new Army Medical Department Soldiers, GS employees, local visitors, school-aged students, and help us build and expand our educational program offerings.

You can give today by scanning this QR code and downloading the CFC Mobile Giving App or use the CFC Online Giving system.
Art and Humanities Month
Stark, Richard Boise (1915-2008). “Camp Bad Nauheim.” Watercolor on Paper. AMEDD Museum. MED 1995.027.11. 
Richard Boise Stark (1915-2008) became a plastic surgeon because of his fascination with art. He is quoted as saying, "Design is important when you're recreating a face." During his time at Stanford, “Stark says it was the tiny, ‘almost nonexistent’ art department that excited him most. Cartooning for the Chaparral and studying art history helped shape his future. Many years later, when he was a well-known plastic surgeon, Stark would turn to his pen and paintbrush after long hours at the operating table. ‘It was just so invigorating, it didn't add any physical fatigue,’ he says. ‘It was a breath of fresh air’" (Stanford).

Stark went on to serve in Army Medical Department with his first surgical post being at an evacuation center in Germany during World War II. Here, he reconstructed faces for wounded soldiers. In his off hours, he painted 85 travelscapes. He earned a Bronze Star in 1946, and quickly after his return from Europe, he had his own art exhibit in Santa Barbara. "A decade later, and Stark founded the plastic surgery department at St. Luke's Hospital in New York" where he served as the Chairman for 30 years (Stanford).

Dr. Stark was also "involved in supporting plastic surgery in Vietnam during the war, making frequent extended visits to the Cho Ray Hospital in Saigon where he was influential in setting up a training program, many of whose graduates are still practicing a very high level of plastic surgery in that country" (Weatherly).
Stark, Richard Boise (1915-2008). “105th Evacuation Hospital, Maastricht.” Watercolor on Paper. AMEDD Museum. MED 1995.027.06.
Stark, Richard Boise (1915-2008). “Tired Nurse.” Watercolor on Paper. AMEDD Museum. MED 1997.028.04 
Stark, Richard Boise (1915-2008). “Desert Maneuvers Yuma, AZ.” Watercolor on Paper. AMEDD Museum. MED 1995.027.34 
Stanford Magazine. "Whatever Happened to...Richard Boies Stark, '36, GR. '39. The Doctor is Out -- Painting." https://stanfordmag.org/contents/the-doctor-is-out-painting

Weatherly, Dr. Christopher. "Dr. Richard Boies Stark." Legacy.com. Published in TC Palm on Mar. 9, 2008
Fall 2022 Board Meeting
On Friday, October 21, 2022, the AMEDD Museum Foundation held its Fall 2022 Board Meeting. At this meeting, updates to several major projects were presented. These include updates to the IMLS grant and repurposing those funds to support conservation of artifacts in the galleries through replacing the carpeting and updating the flooring, as well as preserving the Korean War train car on display outdoors. Additionally, updates related to adding a new telemedicine storyline to the galleries were provided.

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend this meeting! We are excited to return to in-person meetings and gather for fellowship with friends. 
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