Amid several years of steadily declining donations, the national capital region set of fundraising goal of $34 million for the 2019 Combined Federal Campaign.
The Washington, D.C. metro area’s Combined Federal Campaign came tantalizingly close to meeting its 2018 charity fundraising goal, but then came the longest government shutdown in history.
Since 1961, the Combined Federal Campaign, the federal workforce’s annual giving program, has raised more than $8.3 billion to support charities ranging from disaster relief to housing, education, medical research, the arts and animal welfare.
Some key changes are coming to the Combined Federal Campaign in 2017, including online donations and the ability for retirees to give.
The Combined Federal Campaign is close toward meeting its $47 million goal this year, but national capital area leaders are making one last push for donations in the final days of the CFC.
National capital area leaders kicked off the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign in Washington Sept. 1. This year’s theme is “Show Some Love,” which CFC leaders said is a focus on the 18,000 participating charities and the causes themselves.
Campaign leaders hope a renewed sense of optimism will spur federal employees to dig deep on donations.
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