Campaign pledges increase from $54 million to 2010's record-breaking $80.8 million
Submitted by: Global Impact
Posted: Feb 28, 2011 – 04:02 PM EST
Global Impact announced today its reappointment to manage two of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) for Federal employees in the Washington, D.C. area and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) for all uniformed and civilian employees of the Department of Defense stationed overseas.
"Through the outpouring of generosity from the Federal workforce, these campaigns deliver critical services and enrich lives," said Renée S. Acosta, President and CEO, Global Impact. "Each year, we hear incredible stories from people who benefit from the funds pledged, from the professional who avoided a life of homelessness to the soldier wounded in Iraq who received vital medical help and shelter."
Established by Executive Order in 1961, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) continues to be the largest charity effort of its kind in the world. It is a workplace giving program created and overseen by Federal employees in 211 locations. The two largest campaigns provide approximately 700,000 Federal employees with the opportunity to give to more than 4,000 international, national and local charities. In 2009, the CFCNCA and CFC-O represented 56.8 percent of all new money given through the CFC and 29.1 percent of total dollars given through all CFCs. Final audited numbers from 2010 will be available in April.
"Reservists and members of the National Guard epitomize the spirit of public service demonstrated throughout the Federal government," said Ms. Acosta. "This is a testament to the selfless sacrifice they make to serve our country and reminds us that those closest to need are the most generous."
Global Impact, whose mission is to assure help for the world's most vulnerable people, was first appointed to manage the CFCNCA in 2003 and the CFC-O in 1996. Since Global Impact began managing the campaigns, both have experienced unprecedented growth from $54 million to $80.8 million in 2010. Global Impact trains 40,000 volunteers each year to assume the responsibility of asking their colleagues in the Federal government to contribute to the charitable organizations of their choice.
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.
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