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Leadership Message for Campaign Leaders


to the new-and-improved Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)!  COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN 2.0!Carson

As you are probably aware, some critical aspects of the CFC have changed in 2017, but the mission remains the same: to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

As the Honorary Chairperson of the 2017 CFC, I would like to thank you for serving as part of a powerful Federal community that raises hundreds of millions of dollars to help important causes and individuals in need. Service as a campaign leader is a fantastic opportunity to network within your organization, increase your visibility, and hone your skills in management, strategic planning, communications creativity, problem solving, time management, and more.

This year, we will ask our colleagues to Show Some Love by making a pledge, via monetary gift or volunteer time, to one or more of the many worthy charities in the campaign. Together, we will help wounded warriors, provide medical care, feed the hungry, house the homeless, protect animals and the environment, and make a difference in countless other ways. The beauty of the CFC is that it is large and small at the same time. How is this possible? The CFC harnesses our collective power to positively impact the lives of millions of people while honoring our individual gifts to the causes we personally care about the most.

As mentioned, some aspects of the CFC are new this year, so please read this guide carefully to ensure your campaign runs in compliance with the new regulations. While these changes are designed to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the CFC, the key to success remains the same: personal contact between committed campaign workers and potential donors.

Thank you for continuing the proud 56-year tradition of the CFC and ushering this important program into a new era. Thousands of charitable organizations depend on our support. Now, let’s make this the best campaign yet and Show Some Love together! TOGETHER, LET’s SHOW SOME LOVE!!!


The Honorable Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
2017 CFC Honorary Chairperson