Combined Federal Campaign begins

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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - This year’s national Combined Federal Campaign kicks off Oct. 1.

In preparation for the campaign, Team Eglin organizers came together Sept. 26 to hear from CFC leaders to get training and insight on how to make the most of opportunity to give.

CFC is the official workplace giving campaign for federal employees and retirees. The mission is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.  

"We want all personnel to be contacted and educated on what CFC is. It's not just about donating; it's about supporting causes that you care about," said Mike May, the National Executive Director.

Prior to the 1950s, on-the-job fundraising was uncontrolled and offered little knowledge of specific charitable organizations. By 1971, President Nixon announced that the CFC would be the uniform fundraising method for the federal service. In present day, the CFC is known to be the most inclusive workplace giving campaign in the world.

CFC has revamped the methods of giving to include text to donate, the paper pledge card, and payroll deduction. The goal of these options is to afford donors multiple platforms of giving to more than 20,000 nonprofit charitable organizations worldwide.

For more information visit or contact a unit CFC representative.