Episcopal Relief and Development joins Combined Federal Campaign

October 14, 2009

Episcopal Relief and Development, the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church, has become a member of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace giving campaign, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which oversees the program.

"Through our recent association with Global Impact, we have had the privilege of joining the Combined Federal Campaign," said Robert Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief and Development. “We're very happy to provide federal employees and retirees this opportunity to help eradicate extreme poverty around the world."

Global Impact is a not-for-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for some of the most respected U.S.-based international humanitarian organizations. Each of the 55 current member charities must be recertified each year to ensure it conforms to Global Impact's criteria. Established in 1956, the organization has raised more than $1 billion to help vulnerable people worldwide through corporate partnerships, online donations and workplace giving programs, including the CFC.

The CFC aims to promote workplace philanthropy by providing all federal employees — civilian, postal and military — the opportunity to support eligible organizations. Millions of dollars are raised for humanitarian causes each year during the campaign, which runs from September 1 to mid-December.

Federal employee or retirees may support Episcopal Relief and Development by using code 80416 to make a CFC pledge by December 15. For more information, 800.334.7626, ext. 5129, or click here.