FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Micaela Vivero
2017 campaign ends Jan. 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2017 – The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA)—the annual workplace giving opportunity for Federal employees in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area—encourages donors to make monetary and volunteer pledges through the CFCNCA as part of their year-end giving plans.
“The end of the year is fast approaching. What better way to celebrate the holidays and New Year, than by supporting your favorite cause through the Combined Federal Campaign,” said Vince Micone, Chairperson of the Local Federal Coordinating Committee that oversees the CFCNCA. “The campaign has thousands of local, national, and international charities to choose from, and Federal donors can find a match for any cause they are interested in—from veterans services to education, health to wildlife conservation, disaster relief and more.”
Federal employees have a long history and tradition of donating through the campaign. In the last 10 years, approximately half a billion dollars has been raised through the CFCNCA. These generous gifts have positively changed the lives of those in need around the country and the world. The following amounts show the potential impact a donor can have with a one-time donation:
- $85 provides one week of groceries for a four-person family in a metropolitan area.
- $60 sends a volunteer nurse to provide urgent medical care in communities around the world.
- $15 supplies 50 test tubes needed by scientists working on a cure for cancer.
The campaign provides the Federal community the opportunity to give to multiple charities at once. Donors are encouraged to make their financial and volunteer pledges online through cfcnca.org. Payroll deduction allows Federal employees to give a little each pay period, adding up to a significant gift at the end of the year. The online pledge portal closes on Jan. 12, 2018, and paper pledge forms must be postmarked by this date.
About the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a 56-year Federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8 billion for charitable organizations. The CFC is one of the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaigns, with 36 CFC zones throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. The funds raised each fall through the campaign help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation, and throughout the world. The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area is the local campaign for Federal employees and retirees in the Washington metropolitan area, and surrounding regions, and is the largest CFC in the country. Through the contributions of civilian and military Federal employees, the campaign generated more than $47 million in 2016 for thousands of participating local, national, and international charities. For more information, visit cfcnca.org. Connect with the campaign on social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.