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OPM Recognizes Global Impact-Managed Combined Federal Campaigns

Submitted by: Global Impact

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Jul 07, 2008 – 03:30 PM EST

 

The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas continue to lead the way in raising funds for those in need around the world

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - July 7, 2008 - Global Impact, the Alexandria, Virginia-based not-for-profit, announced today that the two Combined Federal Campaigns (CFCs) it manages—the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) and the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA)—received a record outpouring of donations in 2007 to help fund charitable organizations and those they serve in the United States and around the world. The two CFCs were the top-grossing campaigns, ranking number one and number two on the list of top CFC campaigns nationwide compiled by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

In recognition of advancements in campaign management that helped make such generosity possible, the CFC-O and CFCNCA each received a National CFC "Innovator Award" from the National CFC Awards Committee for demonstrating leadership and innovation in the 2007 fundraising campaigns.

The CFCNCA, the largest campaign in the 50-year history of the CFC program, experienced a fifth consecutive year of unprecedented growth, receiving pledges totaling nearly $60.8 million. This is the highest total ever pledged to an individual campaign and amounted to $885,000 new dollars raised over 2006 pledges to CFCNCA. The campaign was honored for its innovations in marketing the campaign, especially its locally produced 2007 campaign video.

The CFC-O, the campaign for U.S. military and civilian employees of the Department of Defense stationed overseas, generated revenue of $15.7 million, with over $5 million given by the Central Command troops, many of whom are deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is particularly significant as many of the deployed troops are National Guard or Reservists who cannot give by payroll deduction and, while under the most trying of circumstances, are reaching into their hearts and pockets to help others.

The CFC-O was recognized for its efforts to streamline the process of giving by military members and civilians serving in the Central Command. An exceptional restructuring of the campaign helped to overcome the unique communication, logistical, operational and geographical challenges of serving the far-flung areas of the command, while at the same time ensuring no interruption to the demanding military mission of the area.
Together, the CFC-O and CFCNCA accounted for more than 28 percent of the total dollars pledged by Federal employees to CFCs nationwide. According to the most recent figures, Federal employees pledged $273 million to the 2007 campaign, representing a $1.23 million increase in pledges over the 2006 campaign. Of this $1.23 million increase, the CFCNCA and CFC–O are responsible for $1.15 million in new pledges, or 93 percent of the increase.

"Each year, generous men and women who already serve others as Federal employees or members of the armed services open their hearts, giving what they can to help others. Every year those who give offer even more, which speaks to the best there is in Americans." said Renee S. Acosta, president and CEO of Global Impact. "In the true spirit of altruism, they are helping people they will likely never meet."

"This CFC success comes at a critical time for charitable giving," added Ms. Acosta. "It ensures that more than 3,000 local, national, and international charities receive much-needed funding that they can rely on from donations to CFC."

About the CFC
The CFC is the only authorized workplace giving drive of employees in the Federal workplace for local, national and international charitable organizations. The purpose of the CFC is to support and promote philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

About Global Impact
Since 1956, Global Impact has helped Americans support international relief and development efforts by raising some $500 million and distributing those funds to 50 humanitarian organizations, including CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, Save the Children, and Salvation Army World Service Office. The programs offered by these organizations meet the needs of the world's most vulnerable people in developing countries around the globe. By providing the opportunity to give internationally, Global Impact continues to offer American citizens and companies the best way to reach out to people in need.

For more information, please contact:

Janet Cave Global Impact
Phone: 800-836-4620
Phone 2: 703-717-5200

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