DC Area Federal Employees Raise $66 Million for People and Communities in Need

Another Record-Breaking Year for the
Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area

(From L to R) LFCC Chair, Linda Washington, LFCC Members, Theresa Everett and Barbara Jackson, Federal Testimonial Speaker Eric Cole, and LFCC Members Willaim Boyd and Louis Torchia display the $66 million check representing the amount donated by Federal employees

Washington, DC (February 24, 2010) – Federal employees pledged a record-breaking $66 million to help people and communities in need through the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA). The 2009 CFCNCA, which ran from September 1, 2009 through January 15, 2010, is the only authorized workplace giving drive of employees in the Federal workplace for more than 4,000 charitable organizations.

Results broke CFCNCA fundraising records, despite challenging economic times. Total pledges were up more than 5 percent in 2009, exceeding 2008 contributions by $3.3 million. Federal employees also exceeded the 2009 campaign goal of $64 million by $2 million.

Of the total pledges, uniformed and civilian Department of Defense employees gave more than $17 million and Department of Health and Human Services, the largest civilian agency, raised more than $5.5 million. More than $9 million in pledges were made online through e-Giving options, an increase of $1.7 million over 2008. These results represent only the reported pledges; the final audited numbers will be available in the spring.

Addressing a gathering of more than 800 Federal campaign volunteers celebrating the extraordinary success, Linda Washington, Local Federal Coordinating Committee Chair and Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, said, “Each year, your public service spirit as Federal workers grows stronger. You stood by your commitments and stepped up to help millions of people in need here in our home community, across the nation and around the world.”

The CFCNCA, managed by Global Impact since 2003, was the top-grossing campaign among approximately 220 individual CFC campaigns held nationwide during 2009. Since Global Impact assumed management of the CFCNCA, donations have grown over seven consecutive years, from $47 million in 2002 to more than $66 million in 2009.

The purpose of the CFC is to support and promote philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, effective and cost efficient in providing all Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. CFCNCA is the local campaign for Federal employees in the Washington Metropolitan Area. To learn more, go to www.cfcnca.org.

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