2016 Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area Honorary Chair Secretary Jeh C. Johnson Provides Positive Campaign Progress Update
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2016 – Honorary Chair of the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA), Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson, announced as of today the campaign has received $32.25 million in pledges. This is about $2.9 million ahead of where the campaign was at this time last year. The CFCNCA, the largest of the overall CFC campaign, is the annual workplace giving opportunity for Federal employees in the Washington metropolitan area to donate to their selected charities.
A campaign goal was to make #GivingTuesday, which took place on Nov. 29, 2016, the biggest donation day of the campaign. This goal was accomplished with approximately $1.8 million being raised in a single day. This is a 50 percent increase over the amount raised on #GivingTuesday in 2015.
“I am extremely proud of our progress so far. With more than $32 million raised, we are at nearly 70 percent of our goal of $47 million,” said Secretary Johnson. “This year, our federal employees have demonstrated not only their commitment to public service through their daily work, but also their generous spirit by giving to charity through the CFC. Because of our success, I am now upping our goal to $50 million before the end of the calendar year. I encourage all employees to make a pledge today and help us close the year on a strong note.”
This year’s CFCNCA kicked off on Sept. 1, 2016, and the end date was recently extended to Dec. 31, 2016. The original campaign goal was to raise $47 million for the thousands of participating charities who serve local, national and international communities, however Secretary Johnson has set an aspirational goal of raising $50 million for charity this year. For more information about the campaign, or to make a donation, visit cfcnca.org.