About the Campus Charitable Fund Drive (CCFD)

The Campus Charitable Fund Drive (CCFD) is the only annual, combined charitable giving campaign for the employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Through the eight-week CCFD, University employees can help improve the lives of people in our community and around the world. CCFD gives University employees precise control over where their contributions are spent. Whether you want to help alleviate poverty and hunger, preserve a natural area, fight discrimination, prevent child abuse, or cure a deadly disease, there is a nonprofit working to see these goals become reality.

Contributions from U of I employees on the Urbana-Champaign campus, retirees and Foundation employees help support twelve umbrella agencies and more than 700 other non-profit organizations. In previous years, U of I employees and retirees contributed more than $1.3 million.

The Drive would not be possible without the efforts of our section and unit leaders who represent every unit on campus. They attend training, come to CCFD events throughout the campaign and rally the employees in their departments to give generously.

CCFD is operated parallel with the dates for the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA). CCFD is coordinated by the Vice-Chancellor's Office at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Agency Eligibility

Under the Voluntary Payroll Deductions Act, the Illinois Comptroller is vested with the duty to qualify petitioning organizations under SECA. A petitioning charity can become qualified under SECA in one of two ways:

A. As a stand-alone agency: In this scenario, the charity will go through the SECA qualification process pursuant to 5 ILCS 340 et al. This process entails obtaining 500 designations from state employees or annuitants within one year. To begin, review the Voluntary Payroll Deductions Act then contact Robert Osgood (217-558-5159), Sara Wooley (217-558-3721), or write to: State of Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger, Attn: Legal Dept., 325 West Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62704.

B. As a qualified charity under an agency: A charity may contact any CCFD agency and request an application to be accepted within that agency. Each agency has its own criteria, rules, regulations, and fees. Agency contact information is listed in the CCFD Agency Brochure and on the Agencies page.