Support the MRC through CFC and workplace giving
The funds that the Media Research Center receives from
workplace contributions do make a difference! If you are a federal or state
government employee, if you participate in a United Way campaign, or if your
company conducts its own giving campaign, then designating the MRC to
receive your workplace contributions is another way that you can help create
a media culture in America where truth and liberty flourish.
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the annual fundraising drive
conducted by Federal employees in their workplace each fall. Last year,
Federal employees and military personnel raised $268.5 million through the
CFC that benefits thousands of not-for-profit charities. CFC is organized
into more than 300 independent geographic campaigns.
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.
Federal workers have participated in a national workplace giving effort for
about 40 years. President Kennedy initiated a formal national giving program
for Federal workers in 1961. Since then, the CFC has evolved into the
nation’s leading workplace giving program. No other annual employee-giving
program raises as much money for charity.
Office of CFC Operations at OPM
The Office of CFC Operations at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is
responsible for oversight of the national program. The Office of CFC
Operations is located at 1900 "E" Street, NW, Room 5450, Washington, DC
20415. (202) 606-2564, Fax (202) 606-5056. Mara Patermaster is director of
Way of the National Capital Area
For almost 30 years, UWNCA has been a recognized leader in community
building in the Washington area. UWNCA was founded in 1974 when the United
Givers Fund, the Health and Welfare Council, and the United Black Fund
merged, creating the 23rd largest United Way in the nation. By 1980, UWNCA
became the first United Way to include nationally known nonprofits, such as
the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society, in its
annual fundraising campaign.
Today, UWNCA coordinates one of the largest annual fundraising campaigns in
the country. The campaign disperses millions in monies to more than 900
nonprofit partners that provide health and human programs to Washington area
residents. The campaign also includes nine Community Impact Funds, which
work to solve complex social issues by directing funds to the most critical
areas of need.
Q: Is my gift tax deductible?
A: Yes; in most cases you must have a receipt for your donation to meet IRS
requirements. If you donate to United Way via payroll deduction, keep your
pay stubs as your receipts. If you make a one-time donation of $250 or more,
you'll receive a tax receipt letter from United Way reflecting the amount of
your gift. See your Campaign Coordinator for more details.