Message from the Under Secretary for Health



October 20, 2022


Combined Federal Campaign: Be the Face of Change!

Dear Colleagues,

This year’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) giving season is underway through January 14, 2023, and there’s no better time to Be the Face of Change! Giving through CFC is a long-standing federal tradition, and I am proud to be part of this community.

Block letters "You can be the face of change."In 2021, federal employees and retirees gave more than $83.6 million in monetary pledges and volunteer time for local, national, and international charities. These generous contributions continue to support thousands of CFC charities working across a wide range of cause areas, including human rights, disaster relief, Veteran support, global health, clean water, education, and more.


It is easy to donate:


  • Create a CFC account.
  • If you have pledged before, the secure online giving platform makes it easy to renew your gift each year. You can also pledge through the Mobile Giving App if you want to use your smartphone to give.
  • Consider increasing your usual gift by 5% or 10%, adding an additional one-time donation or supplementing your pledge with volunteer hours.
  • For a greater impact over time or give to multiple, vetted charities in one place, give through payroll deduction and designate recurring gifts from each paycheck.


Your gift remains anonymous unless you choose otherwise. Your contributions will support charities through unrestricted funds, helping them respond wherever the need is the greatest.

Please join me in taking this opportunity to recognize and thank your local infection prevention team for all they do.


You can also show your support for CFC-sponsored weekly causes by watching videos or reading charity stories. This week’s cause is End Poverty. You can also learn, watch videos, read stories and show your support to End Poverty by using the badge in your email signature or on social media.


If you are new to the CFC, be sure to talk to a designated key worker in your program office or visit to learn more about how you can join the movement.


Thank you for your continued support of the causes that matter to you and willingness to change the world through the CFC.


Shereef Elnahal, MD, MBA

Under Secretary for Health