Reviving the Combined Federal Campaign

Reviving the Combined Federal Campaign

by Adam Lee

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Reviving the Combined Federal Campaign, by Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division: @HealthCharities
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 2:00pm

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower created the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) in order for federal employees to help improve the quality of life for all by promoting and supporting philanthropy through a cost-efficient voluntary program. Since then, the CFC has grown tremendously and is now the largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign in the world. Contributions to the CFC totaled $12.9 million in 1964, $82.8 million in 1979 and peaked at $282.6 million in 2009.

Unfortunately, participation and fundraising have been declining ever since. Totals in 2013 were $209,660,540, a nearly 19 percent drop from $258,253,361 in 2012, and $193 million in 2014.

Why is this happening?