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‘Give Happy’

NIH Meets CFC Goal

CFC Marketing Collateral featuring employees letters that spell out "thank you"

NIH has reached its goal in the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

“Although we have reached our $1.2M goal, your support is still needed,” said National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Director and CFC co-chair Dr. Shannon Zenk. “Let’s continue to ‘Give Happy’ and keep up with our CFC tradition by raising more than $2M for charities that need our support, as we’ve done so generously for the past 18 campaigns.” 

Every year, NIH is asked to meet a specific dollar goal in raising funds for the CFC, the annual workplace fundraising drive among federal employees that serves more than 5,000 charities. NINR serves as this year’s lead institute.

Combined Federal Campaign logo

“Behind every dollar donated and every hour of volunteer service pledged is the heart of a federal employee who cares,” said Zenk. “Once again, the NIH community has shown a willingness to go beyond the call to public service by contributing to the thousands of charities that work to improve the quality of life for all—and I’m proud to be part of such a generous, dedicated team.”

The CFC doesn’t officially end until Monday, Jan. 15. 

To make a pledge, visit If you’ve already donated, consider increasing your payroll deduction, adding a one-time gift or pledging volunteer hours with participating charities.

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