CAMPAIGN 2015 KICKS OFF
While September 1 marks the "Official" Start of the CFC, the RI and SEMA Campaign will not kick off until September 10. See the following schedule of kickoff and coordinator/keyworker training events:
Providence - Thursday, September 10 (10:00 am to Noon)
Newport - Tuesday, September 22 (10:00 am to Noon)
Brockton - Tuesday, September 29 (10:00 am to 11:00 am)
Providence - Thursday, September 17 (10:00 am - Noon)
Newport - Thursday, September 24 (10:00 am to Noon)
Brockton - Tuesday, September 29 (11:00 am to Noon - immediately following Kickoff)
Hyannis - Thursday, October 1 (10:00 am - Noon)
Federation and charity representaties are invited to attend to speak directly with the Federal employees (and potential donors) to the 2015 Campaign. Please advise of your intention to participate by calling 401/942-2394 or emailing email@example.com.
Note to Federal community: Federal agency and military unit CFC coordinators are needed to assist with the 2015 CFC, if you are interested in helping, please call Campaign Director Felicia Lesnett at 401/942-2394 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT OPM ANNOUNCEMENT
~ CFC "New Rule" Implementation Date Change ~
On August 14, 2015, OPM notified CFC stakeholders of an amendment to the new CFC regulations to change the effective date of their implementation from January 1, 2016 until January 1, 2017. There are no changes to other parts of the regulations that were initially published on August 27, 2014.
The official notice of the delay in the implentation was published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2015.
The public is free to comment on the amendment of the effective date ONLY by using the Federal eRulemaking (www.regulations.gov) portal. Do not send comments directly to OPM.
Questions: Mary Capule (202/606-2564 or email@example.com).
HONORARY CHAIR FOR CAMPAIGN 2015
In a recent email to the CFC community, Director Keith Willingham of OPM's Office of CFC Operations accounced that Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan has agreed to serve as the Honorary Chair of the 2015 CFC.
"Together, we have the ability ot make the 2015 Campaign a tremendous success,"
said Mr. Brennan in his letter to the Federal community.
Read Mr. Brennan's letter in its entirety.
Nationwide Results of Campaign 2014
Thanks to your efforts and the generosity of more than 500,000 Federal employees, the Combined Federal Campaign raised more than $193 million for local, national and international charities during the 2014 Campaign. These funds make a real and meaningful difference to countless individuals throughout the world.
You should be proud of this accomplishment, and I hope you know how grateful we are for everything you’ve done to make CFC 2014 a huge success.
One of the highlights of CFC 2014 was the introduction of Universal Giving. Federal employees were able to donate not just to the causes listed in their local CFC Charity Lists but to any of approximately 22,000 CFC participating organizations.
Your 2014 pledges are now being distributed to your charities of choice and those pledges will continue to be disbursed throughout 2015 as we allotments are received from the Federal payroll offices.
Thanks to the generous donations received from the Combined Federal Campaign...
CFC-participating charitable organizations are able to help thousands of abused and neglected children and their families each year.
CFC-participating charitable organizations are able to help hundreds of thousands of animals through their programs and services in adoption, spay/neuter, law enforcement, and veterinary medicine.
CFC-participating charitable health organizations can offer help and hope to men, women and children around the world who suffer from a life-threatening illness.
CFC-participating charitable organizations can work on local, regional, national and international levels to: combat climate change, protect from environmental health hazards, protect wildfire habitat, eliminate pollution from air, water, and land, preserve natural resources, and educate about environmental issues worldwide.
CFC-participating charitable organizations are able to offer permanent supportive housing so formerly homeless familes have a place to call home.
CFC-participating charitable organizations are able to provide help for thousands of the world’s most vulnerable citizens.
CFC-participating charitable organizations are able to serve the needs of our disabled military veterans and their families by providing a range of services including shelter, counseling, training and job assistance.
CFC-participating charitable organizations are thankful for the support they receive
from the thousands of Federal employees around the world
whose generosity makes it possible for them to
continue providing desperately needed services for those in need.
Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts
Combined Federal Campaign
200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401/942-2394 | Fax: 401/942-2395
Felicia Lesnett, Campaign Director
Cynthia Blackburn, Campaign Associate