Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the annual fundraising drive that provides an opportunity for Federal, postal, and military employees to donate to non-profit organizations.

The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a 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 CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign.
The Office of Personnel Management Office of CFC Operations administers the CFC.

The Midwest CFC service area includes: Bureau, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Ford, Fulton, Grundy, Iroquois, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Marshall, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Peoria, Putnam, Sangamon, Stark, Tazewell, Vermilion, Will and Woodford Counties in Illinois; and Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana.

There are three ways to be involved with the Chicago Area CFC:

1) Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC)
The role of the LFCC as defined in CFR Part 950 (CFC Regulations) is similar to the “board of directors” of a non-profit organization. The LFCC is comprised of at least 5 members, each of whom represents different Federal agencies in the geographic area. Responsibilities include the selection of the Principle Combined Fund Organization (PCFO), regularly scheduled appraisals of the staff and campaign performance as required by CFC rules, review of evidence of disbursement controls, and monitoring the budget and actual expenses. The LFCC also assists with the final selection process of local charities to be included in the CFC giving guide for the next year.

The Combined Federal Campaign Committee’s Chair is Ricardo Wong of the Department of Homeland Security.

2) Loaned Executives promote the CFC throughout the local Federal community.

3) Screeners review non-profit applications for inclusion in the CFC Giving Guidebook.

For additional information and material submissions, contact:

Ms. Eriabee Chiles
Tel: (312)379-0190 , ext. 5888
Fax: (312)379-0198
Email: echiles@cs-il.org

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