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Community Outreach (CFDCO)

The CFDCO is the charitable arm of the Committee for Dulles. It was formed in 2012 to honor the legacy of Dave Edwards, a CFD past president who was deeply committed to supporting the Dulles Airport Community.

The volunteer-run 501 (c)(3) committee raises funds throughout the year through a number of activities, including raffles, the Dulles Day 5k/10k run, the CFD’s golf tournament, and contributions from supporting individuals, organizations, and corporations. 100% of the donations are given back to the community, in the forms of scholarships and local grants.

The CFDCO is also a participating member in the AmazonSmile, a simple way to support the charity through purchases on Amazon’s website. 0.5% of every Amazon purchase made via smile.amazon.com is donated to your selected organization.

To date, the Committee has awarded

  • 168 scholarships totaling $292,500 to graduating high school seniors who work/volunteer or have parents who works/volunteers within the Dulles Airport’s perimeter.
  • $50,500 in grants to local organizations that support the airport and its passengers, including travelers aid operations, the interfaith chapel, and a local women’s shelter.

How to support the CFDCO:

  • Donate. Online donations can be made here.  To donate via check or in Kind, please contact Carol Welti, CFDCO Committee Chair.  Remember 100% of all donations directly support the Dulles community through grants and scholarships.
  • Participate in one of our fundraising activities. The CFDCO is a sponsoring partner of the Dulles Day 5k/10k run and the CFD's golf tournament.  The Committee also holds raffles during many CFD events.  
  • Become a member of the Community Outreach committee.  CFD members should contact Carol Welti for details.