We Make It Possible

     As we kickoff the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), this year’s theme is “We Make it Possible.” The CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign. Your contributions are essential in making the CFC an extremely successful campaign.  More than 7,000 federal, military and postal employees in our region pledged $2,445,527 to the 2014 Gateway CFC.  The impact of your donations helped thousands of people and greatly improved our communities both locally, across the country and around the world.

Through your contributions you can help strengthen the services of your choice of non-profit organizations – ones that help when someone is affected by life changing events such as illness, homelessness, disease or natural disasters. Programs that rescue pets, support medical research, preserve nature, and enhance our community are just a few examples of worthy causes that receive support through the Gateway CFC.  There are 3,054 local, national and international charities which applied and were accepted to participate in the CFC listed in the Gateway CFC catalog. On-line you can find all the local organizations accepted across the country, and easily search for your favorites from more than 20,000 charities.

I am proud of our accomplishments and look forward to exceeding this year’s goals.  I am honored to serve this year as the Chair for the Gateway Leadership Committee and humbled by the efforts of the thousands of volunteers who are the true heroes, “We Make it Possible!”

As we endure tough economic challenges and uncertainty, even small donations help.  Join your fellow federal employees and donate to your favorite charities through the CFC.  On behalf of the participating charities, thousands of campaign workers, and the CFC staff, thank you for all you do to make CFC possible.  The Gateway CFC Leadership Committee extends its genuine appreciation to you and wants you to join us as “We Make It Possible!”

I sincerely thank you for your selfless support and ask that you continue to support your favorite organization in the future,


Charles “Steve” Camerer, Chair, Gateway CFC Leadership Committee and
Program Analyst, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base Illinois