OPM launches 2018 Combined Federal Campaign with an Enhanced Online Donation System
By U.S. Office of Personnel Management Office of Communications, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Office of Communications
/ Published September 19, 2018
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, announces the start of the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign season, which runs from Sept.10 through Jan. 11, 2019.
The 2018 CFC season will feature an enhanced CFC Online Donation System (https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome) that increases transparency and helps ensure that the contributions made by federal, postal and military personnel, as well as, retirees can reach the people who need help the most.
These new enhancements include the central giving website for all potential CFC contributors that provides federal employees better access to their pledge information and charity payments. Dr. Josephine “Jody” Olsen, PhD, MSW, Director of the Peace Corps, has been selected to serve as the 2018 CFC National Honorary Chairperson.
“I am pleased to announce that the Honorable Josephine K. Olsen, Ph.D., Director of the Peace Corps, will serve as Honorary Chairperson of the 2018 campaign season. Dr. Olsen assumes the Honorary Chair role at an exciting time in CFC’s long and successful history,” said Dr. Jeff T.H. Pon, OPM director of OPM. “Each and every day we as federal employees make a positive difference in our country, cities and communities through our public service, and we have the opportunity to expand that service by supporting the Combined Federal Campaign.”
“It is a tremendous honor to be asked to serve as the Honorary Chairperson for this year’s CFC,” Olsen said. “I’ve seen firsthand how hardworking, dedicated and committed to public service our federal employees are and have seen the results of their giving in the lives of others. I look forward to participating in the upcoming campaign, and I pledge to do everything in my power to encourage federal employees to continue their long, successful tradition of giving through the CFC.”
The CFC is a 57-year federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8.2 billion for charitable organizations. It is world’s largest workplace giving campaign. The funds raised each fall through the campaign help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and throughout the world. In addition to pledging money, federal employees can pledge volunteer service hours to participating nonprofit organizations. Visit CFC website at https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome to learn more.