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NCAC Joins America's Charities

Tuesday, February 04, 2014   (0 Comments)
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We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Community First - America's Charities of Greater Washington, D.C. America’s Charities’ local federation, Community 1st, addresses a diverse range of social concerns and needs here in the Greater Washington, D.C. area and surrounding communities and supports some of the community’s most respected charities, including Catholic Charities, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Make A Wish, and Habitat for Humanity. It was only less than five years ago that a group of Washington area charities banded together to raise money without the United Way and it worked! Community 1st continues to exceed their workplace fundraising goal and lessen the gap from their competitor United Way of the National Capital Area.

Following a board vote in August 2013, the United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA) decided to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council. While UWNCA has decided to no longer supporter us, our many other United Way partners continue to support our great work in their communities. To see a list of all local federations who support our work, visit

What’s Different?

UWNCA has removed our Council name from their partner agency listing for all workplace giving campaigns in both the private and public sectors, including the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area(CFC) and employee giving campaigns at local businesses such as Dominion, Freddie Mac and ExxonMobil. What is IMPORTANT to note is that donors can still write-in our name and we WILL receive their donations! We simply are no longer listed as a partner agency; this is really the only difference.

Who Are Our United Way Partners?

Rappahannock United Way, Piedmont United Way, United Way of Frederick County, United Way of Calvert County, United Way of Charles County and United Way of St. Mary's County.

What Do You Need To Do?

We are very excited to join America’s Charities, who is also partnered with National BSA! America’s Charities’ local federation is called Community First. This foundation will give us local representation in the same service areas once only covered by UWNCA.

America’s Charities also holds many local giving campaigns in the workplace throughout the greater DC area. If you have a company that is interested in learning more about America’s Charities and Community First, please direct them to Michelle Lynch at

And remember, if you don’t see us listed in your workplace giving campaign; just write us in – National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

To learn more about America’s Charities’ Community 1st, please visit

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