July 31, 2012; Source: Washington Post

U.S. federal government employees are given the option to donate to charities of their choosing through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Run through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the CFC defines itself as “the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally to help to raise millions of dollars each year” during its annual September 1st-December 15th giving campaign. However, Washington Post federal government columnist Joe Davidson reports that the CFC saw pledges fall to $272.7 million last year, down from $282.6 million in 2009. Looking to turn things around as CFC turned 50 last year, OPM Director John Berry introduced the CFC-50 Commission to try to shore up the federal giving program. On Friday, the CFC-50 Commission released its report, which you can