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DC Area Federal Employees Raise a Record-Breaking $66.7 Million for People and Communities in Need

Another record-breaking year for the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area

Submitted by: Global Impact

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Feb 16, 2011 – 11:45 AM EST

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 16 /CSRwire/ - Federal employees pledged $66.7 million*, as of today, to help people and communities in need through the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA). The 2010 CFCNCA, which ran from September 1, 2010 through January 17, 2011, is the largest workplace giving campaign in the world and the only authorized workplace giving drive of employees in the Federal workplace.

Federal employees pledged funds to more than 4,000 participating local, national and international charities, despite a tough economy, reaching out with help and hope to millions of people in need. This year, more than $15 million in pledges were made online through e-Giving, an increase of more than $3 million over 2009.

Addressing a gathering of about 1,000 Federal campaign volunteers at the campaign finale event, Linda J. Washington, Local Federal Coordinating Committee Chair, said, "Because you cared, you are creating shelter for homeless families living in our own city, protection for our oceans, comfort and recovery for a wounded veteran and their families and millions more stories of restoration, promise and hope. Thank you for changing lives locally, nationally and around the world."

Of the $66.7 million pledged, uniformed and civilian Department of Defense personnel gave more than $17 million for the second year in a row and the Department of Health and Human Services, the largest civilian agency, raised a record $6.1 million.

The CFCNCA is the top-grossing campaign among approximately 211 individual CFC campaigns held nationwide during 2010. Since Global Impact assumed management of the CFCNCA, donations have grown over seven consecutive years, from $47 million in 2002 to more than $66.7 million* in 2010.

*These results represent only reported pledges as of today. Due to the outpouring of generosity of the Federal employees, we are still receiving and processing the pledges. The final audited numbers will be available in April.

About the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area
The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace charitable giving drive for employees in the Federal workplace in the national capital area. The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, managed by Global Impact, is the local campaign for Federal employees in the Washington Metropolitan Area and is the largest workplace giving campaign in the world. For more information, visit www.cfcnca.org.

About Global Impact
Global Impact raises funds to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world. Global Impact supports an alliance of 58 U.S.-based international charities through innovative partnerships and workplace giving programs and manages two of the world's largest workplace giving campaigns: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Additionally, Global Impact distributes charitable donations for corporations and creates international relief and development funds that match donor-preferred causes. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.3 billion to assure help for the world's most vulnerable people. Learn more at www.charity.org.

For more information, please contact:

Ann Canela Marketing & Communications
Phone: 1-800-836-4620
Phone 2: 1-703-717-5221
Wendy Beach Marketing & Communications
Phone: 1-703-717-5222

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