2018 Gateway CFC Campaign

GOAL:  $1,400,000

TOTAL PLEDGES (as of Feb. 1st): $1,085,434.00 or 77% of our goal.

CAMPAIGN DATES:  October 1, 2018 – February 22, 2019

Dear Federal Community, 

As the Chairperson of the Local Federal Coordinating Committee overseeing the 2018 Gateway Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), I would like to thank you for committing your time and talents as a leader participating in the 2018 CFC.  In 2017, Federal employees in our communities Showed Some Love by generously pledging more than $1.5 million through the Gateway CFC to support organizations fighting disease, improving our environment, helping our neighbors and many other worthy causes.  Your leadership helped inspire your co-workers to pledge their support to organizations that rely on our generosity to sustain their operations.  

Last year, several changes were implemented by U.S. Office of Personnel Management to modernize the CFC.  Federal employees now can securely contribute with ease and confidence through a single giving site in support of thousands of participating charities.  Beginning in 2017, charities began paying upfront participation fees to help reduce the overhead associated with the CFC.  These fees also paid for the new online giving system and enabled charities to submit their applications online with ease.  With further refinement this year, both charities and federal agencies will be able to track the process of the campaign in real time.  This is a quantum leap forward, which will further improve the CFC while reducing overhead costs so we can realize our goal of 100% of your contributions going to support the charity of your choice. 

Another important change to the CFC is the opportunity to pledge volunteer hours.  Federal Employees are now able to Show Some Love by volunteering time to participating charities in addition to providing monetary gifts.  Our contributions of talent and resources will support our veterans, provide medical care, feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and make a difference throughout our communities, across the country and around the world.

Know that your dedication and generosity make a direct and positive impact on the lives of millions of people who need our help. Thank you for supporting the mission of the CFC and for choosing to Show Some Love through the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign.

Kevin Pratt
Chairman, Gateway CFC Local Federal Coordinating Committee

About the CFC

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a 56-year Federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8 billion for charitable organizations. It is one of the largest workplace giving campaigns in the world. The funds raised each year through this campaign help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and throughout the world.


The new and improved CFC

All future CFC campaigns will have significant changes from previous campaigns.  These include:

Volunteer time donations:  Federal employees are allowed to pledge volunteer time as well as money.
No more paper (well almost):  The CFC campaign now offers a paperless, web based giving system.  Donations can be made from a computer laptop, tablet, or your Smartphone.  All paper pledges will be phased out by 2022. 

Retirees: Beginning this campaign year, federal employees can continue participation as retired employees by making donations from their annuities or by one time donations.

No cash donations: The campaign will continue to host charity fairs and promotional events but, as per OPM directives, may not hold fundraisers nor solicit cash donations.  CFC sponsored events will focus on increasing employee awareness of CFC charities and their mission.