The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 140 CFCs located everywhere Federal employees work. Last year, military, civilian and postal employees contributed more than $190 million to more than 20,000 local, national and international charities. Members of the military and DoD civilians accounted for more than $80 million of that total. Once again this year, Defense Department employees worldwide have the opportunity to give to their favorite charities from Sept. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015. In his memo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter expressed his unwavering support for the campaign and strongly encouraged members of the workforce to participate in any way they can.
Leaders Discuss Importance of Contributing to CFC
U.S. Office of Personnel Management approved a nationwide extension of the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign solicitation period. Campaigns have the option of continuing solicitations through December 31, 2015. The CFC pledge option in Employee Express and myPay will remain available to employees through December 31, 2015 as well. Story
The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas announced the winners of the annual 2015 CFC-O Department of Defense Dependent Schools High School Public Service Announcement Contest. View all winning PSAs below:
For the sixth year, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas partnered with the Department of Defense Education Activity to run an Elementary School Art Contest. Overseas DoDDS elementary school students submitted original artwork to help inspire charitable giving through the CFC-O, tailoring drawings to illustrate the contest theme: Give to make a difference. Give because you care.
Participation is entirely voluntary and is encouraged as a 'homework' assignment thereby involving parents and rippling the campaign message through the community. Hundreds of submissions were received from over 15 schools. Contestants were judged by a panel of DoD members based in Washington, D.C. based on artistic merit, creativity and depiction of the theme. First through third place winners were chosen in each grade level.
All participating students received a sticker and a Certificate of Achievement signed by the CFC-O Executive Director, Victoria Adams. The first-place winners in each grade will receive a framed copy of their original artwork. All winners will be promoted via press releases, on the CFC-O website and via social media. Winning artwork will be featured in CFC-O promotional materials throughout 2015.
For the fifth year, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) partnered with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to run an Elementary School Art Contest. Overseas DoDDS elementary school students submitted original artwork to help inspire charitable giving through the CFC-O, tailoring their drawings to illustrate the contest theme: Give to make a difference. Give because you care.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter encourages uniformed service members and Defense Department civilian workers to make donations to the Combined Federal Campaign.
Read the Secretary's Letter
Work Speaks at Combined Federal Campaign Awards at Pentagon
Share your success stories and high resolution pictures (minimum 1MB) of your agencies
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Ms. Stephanie Pettway. Don't forget to credit the photographer and let us know who is in the photo.
Work Celebrates Giving
Work Attends Awards Ceremony for Combined Federal Campaign