ARRL members who are federal employees can support the ARRL by participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Pledges during the 2014 CFC topped $45,000. CFC contributions support programs that are not funded by member dues. The CFC has generated nearly $250,000 for ARRL programs since the League became a program participant.
For the past 14 years, the US Office of Personnel Management has designated the ARRL to participate in the CFC, the annual giving campaign for federal employees. Federal civilian employees, US Postal Service workers, and members of the military are eligible to take part. Similar to the United Way, the CFC encourages individuals employed in all branches of the federal government to pledge by payroll deduction to non-profit organizations of their choice. The ARRL encourages eligible radio amateurs to consider the League when designating campaign recipients.
Eligible federal employees who want the ARRL to receive all or part of their payroll deductions should designate organization #10099 when completing their CFC donor forms. To ensure proper acknowledgement of the CFC contribution, they should complete a copy of the donor form to advise the CFC to release donor information to ARRL. Donors may make an unrestricted contribution or designate their contributions for any ARRL fund, including the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund, the ARRL Legislative Issues Advocacy Fund, the ARRL Education & Technology Program, and the Historic Preservation Fund.
To ensure your gift is allocated correctly, send a copy of the completed pledge form to the ARRL Development Office or mail to 225 Main St, Newington CT 06111-1494.
The American Radio Relay League is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organization holding federal tax identification # 06-6000004. Contributions to ARRL funds are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.