At the encouragement of Director Woolweaver eleven years ago, the ARRL has been participating in the Combined Federal Campaign. The US Office of Personnel Management has designated the ARRL (participant # 10099) to participate in this program. This annual campaign for federal government civilian employees, US Postal Service workers and members of the military has generated more than $201,981 for ARRL programs since it first became an option for giving by federal employees to the League. The CFC provides an easy way to support ARRL’s effort to represent its members and all radio amateurs.
Similar to the United Way, the CFC encourages individuals to pledge by payroll deduction to non-profit organizations of their choice. Payroll deduction through the CFC is an easy way for participants to support ARRL over and above their annual membership. Such contributions support programs that are not funded by member dues, enriching ARRL’s ability to serve its members and all of Amateur Radio.
The ARRL encourages eligible radio amateurs to consider the ARRL when designating campaign recipient organizations. Those wishing to select the ARRL to receive all or part of their payroll deductions should designate organization 10099 when completing their CFC donor forms.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure proper acknowledgement of the CFC contribution, a copy of the donor form should be completed to advise the CFC to release donor information to ARRL. Local CFC offices do not provide the ARRL with the names of individual donors unless the donor indicates permission on the donor form. On the CFC pledge form, donors may indicate that their contribution should be designated for Diamond Club contributions or any one of the ARRL Funds—the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund, the ARRL Education & Technology Program, the Historic Preservation Fund, the Lab Fund, the W1AW Endowment Fund or as an unrestricted contribution. A copy of the completed pledge form should be sent to the ARRL Development Office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to ARRL Development Office at 860-594-0397 or by mail to 225 Main Street, Newington CT 06111-1494.