amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Fight AIDS at Work

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September 2011─ amfAR’s innovative research─including the search for a cure─ is made possible by the support of generous individuals who want to bring an end to the global AIDS epidemic.  Workplace giving programs make it simple and convenient for you to contribute to amfAR and help make AIDS history.

September marks the 50th anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which allows federal employees and members of the U.S. military to donate to causes they feel passionately about, like the fight against AIDS.  amfAR participates in the CFC through a federation called Community Health Charities (CHC), and amfAR’s national CFC designation is #11996.

Over the past 50 years, CHC has received more than one billion dollars from CFC donors.  “We look to the current CFC season with great anticipation for the funding that it will bring to the important work of our member charities, with great pride in the opportunity to represent organizations such as amfAR, and with sincere gratitude for the continued generosity of federal employees and members of the military,” said Pamela B. Haberstroh, president and CEO of Community Health Charities of the National Capital Area.

Since 1998, when amfAR’s membership with CHC began, CFC donors have pledged nearly $4.8 million in support of our life-saving work.  This funding has contributed to great strides in AIDS-related science, including the development of drugs that help people with HIV/AIDS live longer, healthier lives and also prevent mothers from passing the virus to their unborn children.  And with continued support, we are confident we will reach our ultimate research goal: finding a cure.

amfAR urges federal employees and members of the U.S. military to help make the 50th year of the CFC a success by donating to the fight against AIDS.  As John Berry, director of the CFC, writes, “We give in memory of those lost, and in hopes that others will be saved.  We give because we can.”  If you are not eligible for the CFC, you may be able to support amfAR's important work through a workplace giving or payroll deduction program at your place of business.  Contact your human resources department for information about workplace giving at your company.

For more information on how to support amfAR through the Combined Federal Campaign and other workplace giving programs, click here or contact the workplace giving coordinator at