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NEWS | Sept. 2, 2014

Fundraising and the CFC

By Senior Airman Kayla Newman 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing, potentially leaving some U.S. Service members assuming that fundraising during CFC is strictly prohibited.
With the campaign lasting through Dec. 15, 2014, the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign is expected to raise millions of dollars with pledges from Federal civilian, postal and military donors. For U.S. Service members who belong to private organizations and are interested in holding fundraisers during the CFC, several guidelines and regulations should be understood prior to requesting approval.

According to Air Force Instruction 36-3101, Fundraising within the Air Force, there are authorized and unauthorized requests during CFC.

· Workplace solicitation for CFC donations is authorized.

· If a requester wants to solicit for a local internal program in the workplace, it is not authorized unless the installation commander identifies the purpose of the activity and limits recipients to activities authorized by Air Force Directives that benefit only the military community. For example; seasonal, traditional or unique human care projects; fundraising drives for local, regional, or national external charities or civil relief organization and charitable collections to aid nonmilitary members of the local community.

· Solicitation for a local internal program away from the workplace is authorized as long as the activities do not detract from CFC campaigns in progress. For example; Air Force personnel conducting internal fundraising activities that exclusively benefit Air Force members.

· If a requester wants to solicit for a local external private voluntary organization away from the workplace, it is not authorized unless approved by installation commander.

CFC caters to over 4,000 charities worldwide, providing federal employees the ability to improve the quality of life for many individuals. Since the campaign is only available for a limited amount of time throughout the year, Service members should ensure the proper guidelines are followed with fundraising activities so that there isn't any interference with the success of CFC. For more information on requests for fundraising, refer to AFI 36-3101 or contact the base Legal Office at 764-3277 or 878-5288 for Fort Eustis.