Federal Retiree Giving through the Combined Federal Campaign Surges Ahead
CFC Retiree Giving Up 297 Percent Over Previous Year in Mountain States Zone;
Charities Helping Furloughed Federal Employees Assisted by Generous Surge
Press Release – Salt Lake City – Federal retirees throughout Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming have nearly quadrupled the amount they gave to charities in the most recent Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) drive, according to data released today by the Mountain States CFC zone. The CFC, the nation’s largest and most successful workplace giving drive that annually raises millions of dollars for charity, first authorized the solicitation of federal retirees in 2017.
Approximately 25,000 of the nation’s estimated 2.6 million military and federal civilian retirees live in the Mountain States CFC zone. In 2017, federal retirees contributed nearly $20,000. That number has since ballooned to nearly $80,000 in the 2018 campaign, which ends in February.
While the CFC does not provide direct assistance to individuals, the added boost to the Combined Federal Campaign comes at a critical time to assist the many charities helping federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown. Many local food banks and other charities have experienced a big increase in the usual number of individuals seeking temporary assistance, which has put a strain on resources.
“We’re so grateful for the added support from retired federal employees,” said Michelle Stewart, co-chair of the Local Federal Coordinating Committe (LFCC), which oversees the Mountain States zone. “As the Baby Boomer population has begun to reach retirement age, the number of federal retirees has skyrocketed. For many years, these individuals demonstrated a remarkable commitment to charitable giving through the CFC, and it’s wonderful to see them continue that legacy of giving.”
Federal retirees have three options to contribute to a CFC charity:
A regular allotment from their retirement annuity pay
A one-time or recurring credit card gift
A one-time or recurring bank automated clearing house (ACH) payment.
Federal employees, retirees, and even federal contractors can create an account and sign up to give through the CFC at https://cfcgiving.opm.gov. Personal checks are also accepted with an accompanying paper pledge form, which can be found at www.mountainstatescfc.org/campaign-materials.
About the Combined Federal Campaign
Established by executive order in 1961, the Combined Federal Campaign is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, raising millions of dollars each year for local, national, and international nonprofit organizations. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees and federal retirees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. Since 1961, the campaign has raised more than $8.3 billion for charitable causes.
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