Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
The mission of the CFC is to support and to promote philanthropy
through a voluntary program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient
and effective in providing all Federal employees the opportunity to
improve the quality of life for all.
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the only authorized solicitation of Federal employees in their workplaces on behalf of approved charitable organizations.
The CFC was created in 1961 to coordinate the fundraising efforts of various charitable organizations so that the Federal donor would only be solicited once in the workplace and have the opportunity to make charitable contributions through payroll deduction.
Federal employees continue to make the CFC the largest and most successful workplace philanthropic fundraiser in the world. Continuing a long-standing tradition of selfless giving, in 2013, Federal employees raised over $209 million dollars for charitable causes around the world.
The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) makes the final decisions on all charities eligible for the National List. It also is the final administrative level for appeals on national and local applications, provides guidance and technical advice on regulations, and has the authority to conduct compliance audits on any CFC fiscal records. OPM established new regulations in November 2006. These regulations are currently in effect.
The Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) is our "board of directors." The actual decisions regarding the inclusion of agencies in your local campaigns rest with the LFCC. The LFCC is composed of Federal employees and representatives of labor unions with Federal employees as members. The management of your local CFC is by your colleagues in Federal service within the provisions and policies established by OPM.
The Principal Combined Fund Organizantion (PCFO) manages the CFC.
Every year, the LFCC selects one of the voluntary organizations involved in the CFC to manage the campaign and serve as fiscal agent. OPM sets strict requirements for this role. Annual audits are required of the PCFO by an independent CPA.
LE (Loaned Executives)
Loaned Executives are an important part of the Suncoast Combined Federal Campaign. They are individuals who, with the agreement of their supervisors, have made a substantial commitment to fundraising efforts in our community, helping local charities raise money to improve the lives of those in need.
A Loaned Executive must be a self starter, goal oriented, eager to learn, have an interest in their community and a desire to advance in their career. They must possess good interpersonal skills and have a willingness to be in a sales environment.
As a program benefit, Loaned Executives return to their command or federal agency with community awareness, and solid relationships with their peers in other federal offices. Loaned Executives also benefit from events such as Day of Caring, which provides a volunteer, in-depth perspective on community giving.
Guest speakers and specialists are an integral part of the program, bringing knowledge and years of experience. These speakers add real world perspective and show how current events affect the non-profit sector and the community at large. Speakers from agencies such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and The Salvation Army offer agency perspective on the value of CFC contributions. In addition, Loaned Executives visit numerous human, environmental and animal service agencies.
Loaned Executives training topics include account analysis, campaign planning and public speaking. Other topics include CFC regulations, Keyworker/Ambassador training, money management requirements, volunteer motivation, CFC donor and volunteer recognition and federal achievement awards.