Combined Federal Campaign drive begins Published Oct. 18, 2023 By Kevin Gaddie Team Eglin Public Affairs EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- This year’s national Combined Federal Campaign is underway. CFC is the official workplace giving campaign for federal employees and retirees. The campaign promotes and supports 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. “The CFC serves as a catalyst for federal employees to generate a positive impact at local, national and international levels through charitable giving,” said 2nd Lt. Kendra Watkins, Eglin CFC coordinator. “It unites our workforce in a shared mission while affording each of us the power to support the causes closest to our hearts.” Prior to the 1950s, on-the-job fundraising was uncontrolled and offered little knowledge of specific charitable organizations. By 1971, President Nixon announced 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 revamped its 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 givecfc.org or contact a unit CFC representative.