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NGLTF Included For First Time In CFC Campaign

Date: 
September 07, 1995

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) has for the first time been certified as a participating agency in the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is the annual fundraising drive of federal employees, who may each designate payroll deductions to be directed to specific participating agencies. NGLTF's CFC number for the 1995 campaign is CFC #2622.

The CFC is the authorized fundraising drive of the federal workplace, which takes place each fall. The campaign begins this year on September 12. Participating organizations must meet certain eligibility requirements, including status as a 501(c)(3) agency, strict financial auditing procedures and limits on fundraising and administrative expenses. NGLTF is designated a national organization, serving as a national resource center and providing the following services: information and referrals; technical assistance; publications; and skills-building trainings and conferences.

NGLTF will publicize its CFC participation in all membership materials, on-line activities and through cooperation with GLOBE, the federation of gay, lesbian and bisexual federal employees.

"We're very pleased to be included in this important fundraising campaign," said Melinda Paras, NGLTF Executive Director. "The Combined Federal Campaign offers individuals nationwide a simple method to support NGLTF in our efforts to create change. We urge federal employees to take advantage of this campaign and designate NGLTF as a recipient of their pledge. NGLTF is proud to be part of this effort and looks forward to coming into contact with many new supporters of our work."

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The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis and Cambridge.