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Working with Federal Employees to Help Support the City Bar Justice Center this Holiday Season

by CBJC Staff October 16, 2014

The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is off and running, and this year the City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) is participating for the first time. What this means is that anyone who is a federal employee, including lawyers, can support the CBJC as part of their workplace giving.

What the CFC does is encourage and make it easy for federal government workers to ‘give back’ by providing them with a listing of qualified charities and allowing them to donate through payroll deductions or one-time contributions. The campaign runs from mid-September to mid-December each year.

You can find CBJC under the name “City Bar Fund” and our number is 50267 in the online and paper listing of charities provided by the CFC. We hope you will help us spread the word (and number)!

It is a great year for us to join the pool, because the CFC introduced “universal giving” with this campaign. Universal giving expands federal employees’ giving opportunities by allowing employees to donate to local charities that are not within the regions in which they currently work. Therefore, someone who works for a federal agency in D.C. is able to select us to be the beneficiary of his/her charitable workplace giving even though we are a New York City charity. The one requirement is that the contribution be arranged online rather than through the paper system.

CBJC staff have been attending charity fairs and employee education events organized by federal agencies to promote the campaign, distributing materials, addressing large groups, and speaking one-on-one  with attendees. The agencies include the General Services Administration, International Court of Trade, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Post Office, and Internal Revenue Service. It has been exciting to publicize the work of CBJC and the City Bar Fund, and we are finding a receptive audience.

If you have any questions, please email Marilyn Casowitz, CBJC’s Director of Development.


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