The tradition of commitment to the community through the selfless efforts of Federal employees originated in the early 1960’s charity campaigns. Seeing a need to bring the diversity of fundraising efforts under one umbrella, Federal employees created the CFC-one campaign annually. By allowing employees to select the organizations of their choice from a single brochure and make their contributions through payroll deductions, the CFC opened the door for more opportunities to give generously to thousands of worthy causes. An Executive Order made the CFC a reality and turned an innovative idea into a uniquely effective way for Federal employees in helping those in need throughout the world. The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of employees in the Federal workplace on behalf of charity organizations. It continues to be the largest and the most successful workplace fundraising model in the world.