Federal employees across the nation contributed almost $210 million during the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) drive with donations through various methods and of varying sizes.
A look at 52 regional CFCs and 72 federal agencies and departments they serve nationwide showed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees gave the most on average, donating more than $1,263 per pledge on average.
Top 10 federal agencies by average donation
"It does not surprise me to hear that the Food and Drug Administration tops the Combined Federal Campaign list," said agency COO and acting CIO Walter Harris. "FDA employees share in a collective mission to protect and promote public health and a natural extension of that mission is the improvement of lives and communities through philanthropic giving."
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was close behind in second place with an average donation of $1,184. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) employees rounded out the top three, contributing an average of $1,103 per pledge.
The average donation across all agencies in 2013 was $362.92.
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Aaron Boyd is an awarding-winning journalist currently serving as editor of Federal Times — a Washington, D.C. institution covering federal workforce and contracting for more than 50 years — and Fifth Domain — a news and information hub focused on cybersecurity and cyberwar from a civilian, military and international perspective.