I'd like to hear an update, too, if possible.
The Office of Personnel Management coordinates a single charity "pledge drive" period for US of A federal goverment employees. To qualify in the Combined Federal Campaign a charity organization must complete an OPM application early in the calendar year. (The employees are deciding right now whether to give in 2004 and to whom.)
The application process which selected the charities in the current catalog is described on the OPM web site
. The schedule for the 2004 pledge cycle, for donations during calendar year 2005, is also online here
. OPM will begin accepting applications to receive CY2005 donations in a few weeks, and their application deadline is February 2, 2004
. I did not see the new application forms online, but they have an email address, email@example.com, for questions.
Legalese from the web site states
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is open to all charitable organizations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt under Title 26, United States Code, Section 501(c)(3). Applicant organizations must meet the eligibility and public accountability standards detailed in the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 5, Chapter 950.
It may be down the road a bit, but I believe we'll get to 2005 and will still be willing to accept donations.
I was once a government employee and I volunteered to coordinate the program several times, once for an entire division. I have seen a lot of generosity on the part of employees who chose to make donations through this program. I think we should get MaleSurvivor in line for some of those donations.