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Episcopal Relief & Development Joins Combined Federal Campaign

Episcopal Relief & Development has become a member of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace giving campaign, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which oversees the program.

"Through our recent association with Global Impact, we have had the privilege of joining the Combined Federal Campaign," said Robert Radtke, President of Episcopal Relief & Development. "We’re very happy to provide federal employees and retirees this opportunity to help eradicate extreme poverty around the world."

Global Impact is a not-for-profit that raises awareness and funds for some of the most respected U.S.-based international humanitarian organizations. Each of the 55 current member charities must be recertified each year to ensure it conforms to Global Impact’s criteria. Established in 1956, the organization has raised more than $1 billion to help vulnerable people worldwide through corporate partnerships, online donations and workplace giving programs, including the CFC.

The CFC aims to promote workplace philanthropy by providing all federal employees—civilian, postal and military—the opportunity to support eligible nonprofit organizations. Millions of dollars are raised for humanitarian causes each year during the campaign, which runs from September 1 to mid-December.

If you are a federal employee or retiree who would like to support Episcopal Relief & Development in 2009, please use code 80416 to make a CFC pledge by December 15. For more information, please call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129, or visit

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. As an independent 501(c) (3) organization, Episcopal Relief & Development takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Together with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners, Episcopal Relief & Development strengthens communities today to meet tomorrow’s challenges. We rebuild after disasters and empower people by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.

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