The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the only authorized solicitation of Federal employees in their workplaces on behalf of approved charitable organizations. CFC is to support and to promote philanthropy through a voluntary program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
One of the most cherished traditions for Federal employees is participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) every year. The CFC theme this year is "Choose Hope". Children, families, people with special needs, elderly, the environment, inner city schools, research institutes and the like, are just samples of those we can touch by participating of this year's campaign. Over 4,000 charities recognized by CFC are hopeful for our support and contributions. The 2012 CFC season runs from September 1st through December 15th.
You can make a donation using CFCNCA's e-Giving(paperless payroll) system, electronic check, credit or debit Card, online printed pledge or with a traditional paper pledge Form.
2012 Campaign Leadership Team
"The CFC is a natural extension of my priority for increasing overall engagement and visibility both, domestic and globally of the important work of this Department and the dedication of its employees. Our 2012 fundraising goal is 1.8 million and we plan to exceed participation levels from previous years. While the bar is set high, I am confident that with our collective commitment to help those in need, we will achieve our goals and make the 2012 CFC equally successful." Tom Vilsack, USDA Secretary
The Natural Resources and the Environment mission area is responsible for coordinating USDA's 2012 Combined Federal Campaign. This year's campaign goals are to:
Raise $1.8 million in 15 weeks
Increase participation rate by 2%
Increase the number of Eagle donors
"The Department of Agriculture is one of the seven largest donors in the National Capital Area. As such, our goal for the 2012 is ambitious and quite simple, that is by the end of this Campaign, we will have raised a minimum of $1.8 million. Are we up to the task? I believe we are, in fact, I know we are. The road to success will not be an easy one, for we enter the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign in a very critical time for our Nation, a time of many challenges. And yet, I am confident that we have the right people at the right time in the right place to meet these challenges. With your high level of resilience, compassion and commitment, we will be successful." Harris Sherman, Under Secretary Natural Resources & the Environment (NRE)
Campaign Chair, Tom Vilsack, Secretary
Campaign Deputy Chair, Harris Sherman, Under Secretary Natural Resources & the Environment (NRE)
Campaign Co-Manager, Diane Gelburd, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Campaign Co-Manager, Arthur Bryant, Forest Service (FS)
Campaign Deputy Manager, Terry D'Addio, NRCS
Financial Management, Felicia Lockhart, FS
Communications/Events Planner, Jocelyn Benjamin, NRCS
Communications/Events Planner, Iris L. Vélez, FS
Administrative Support Specialist, Tillery Bullock, NRCS
USDA employees share why they give to the Combined Federal Campaign:
"I participate in the CFC each year through payroll deduction. My charities have funds sent to them each month and it helps them contain their administrative costs. Payroll deduction is easy to track and I don't need to remember to write individual checks to my charities throughout the year." Terry D'Addio, Deputy Manager of the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign for USDA
"I donate to a charity that goes into communities and offers women (and men) the chance for a future. They send out a mobile breast screening unit and provide FREE breast cancer awareness and screening to the underserved or uninsured and have limited access to mammography screenings. My grandmother, aunt and best friend had breast cancer. They lost their battle to the disease, but I pray and hope that through education and prevention there will one day be a cure for breast cancer." Tina C. Bailey, Executive Assistants to the Deputy Chiefs for Research and Development Deputy Area, US Forest Service
"CFC provides an opportunity to give directly to those charities you wish to support, wherever they are. CFC also shows what part of what is contributed goes directly to those people, places, and things you're supporting. It's a time of year when you can consciously be thoughtful and generous, and help those not as blessed as we are, through CFC." Barbara Harris, Management Analyst, USDA Farm Service Agency.
"I support the Michael Stern Parkinson's Research Foundation through the CFC because my father has Parkinsons disease. This organization funds cutting edge research at top universities and laboratories in an effort to seek better treatment and ultimately a cure for Parkinsons." Susan M. Siemietkowski, Director, Management Services, USDA Food and Nutrition Services
"I contribute to CFC as a Federal Employee because it is a privilege to have the opportunity to give back to those in need alongside other Federal, Postal, and Military men and women. In 1996, my family and I were blessed to be supported by the Ronald McDonald House for two months while our son was in the Neonatal ICU at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL." Olan Sanders, Jr. Branch Chief, Program Complaints Inquiry Branch, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service