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Sgt. Maj. Ernest K. Hoopii, sergeant major of Marine Corps Installations East – Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (left), Col. Timothy S. Mundy, assistant chief of staff for operations of 2nd Marine Division (middle), Col. Edward D. Banta, commanding officer 2nd Marine Logistics Group (right), look through the expansive collection of charitable organizations in search of their favorite charities they wish to donate to through the Combined Federal Campaign. The Combined Federal Campaign has a total of 2,683 charities hoping for donations from service members and federal employees.

Photo by Pfc. Joshua Grant

Federal employees give tax deductable contributions through Combined Federal Campaign

14 Sep 2012 | Pfc. Joshua W. Grant

Founded in 1961 through an executive order signed by President John F. Kennedy, the Combined Federal Campaign remains the largest and most successful charity organization in the United States.

Targeting federal employees, the CFC allows charities the ability to solicit donations from individuals, while in the workplace, who may otherwise not be sought out by charitable organizations.

With 2,683 eligible charities the CFC encourages people to spend a little extra money for their favorite charity.

The annual charity drive for the CFC lasts between Sept. 1 and Dec. 15, but donations can be made throughout the year.

In 2011, the CFC raised $929,515, a slight decrease from the roughly $960,000 raised in 2010.

Alicia Hill, the Combined Federal Campaign director, said the decrease in donations is due to the draw down in service members as well as the cut backs to the postal staff.

Although CFC-wide donations were down, the local division of the campaign recorded an increase in donations from postal workers, said Hill.

Onslow County’s division of the CFC is run by Marine Corps Installations East – Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s Manpower Department under supervision of John Armour.

With the added bonus of tax deductable donations, the CFC is striving for increased donations in order to give as much help as possible to charities.

To donate or for more information visit or visit the organizations national website at