Federal retirees are now able to donate to their favorite charities through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). While retirees have always been able to make a one-time contribution, in 2017 the CFC expanded to give retirees the opportunity to make a recurring gift that is deducted from their retirement annuity. Retirees may donate through the online donor pledging system or through retiree paper pledge forms. Retiree pledge forms can be downloaded and mailed to the CFC Process Center.
All 2018 paper pledge forms must be postmarked by Feb. 11, 2019 and mailed to: CFC Processing Center, P.O. Box 7820 Madison, WI 53707-7820.
OPM ANNOUNCEMENT TO FEDERAL RETIREES
On Sept. 10, 2018, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Retirement Services, released the following statement regarding the Combined Federal Campaign.
Dear Federal Annuitant:
Prior to you or your family member completing a career in public service, you may have become familiar with the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) as a way to support charities locally, nationally and internationally. However, at the time you left public service it may not have been possible to easily contribute to charities through the CFC program. Now as a Federal Retiree, you can easily support the charity or charities of your choice.
Last year, we introduced important changes to modernize the CFC program. One of those changes gave retirees and survivors the opportunity to have convenient options of contributing directly through the CFC, including through monthly annuities!
This year's campaign theme, is Show Some Love. Federal retirees and survivors are able to support any number of the almost 8,000 charities vetted and approved to participate in the CFC campaign. Last year, Federal employees and retirees pledged more than $100 million in monetary pledges. These pledges help people and communities in need and are a reflection of the generous nature of the Federal community.
To help those in need by making a pledge, please visit the CFC's Online Donor Pledging System.
For questions on pledging or pledge processing, contact the Central Campaign Administrator by phone at: 800-797-0098 or 608-237-4898.