Adding an Agency

All agency nominations must be made by an IBM retiree (or employee). To meet nomination eligibility requirements, the agency must have a U.S. mailing address and meet not-for-profit 501(c)(3) or equivalent criteria as set by the IRS. Retirees have the option to nominate and contribute to the organizations of their choice, including environmental, cultural and educational, as well as health, human services, schools and humanitarian relief. Religious organizations such as churches and synagogues do not qualify as such unless they have a specific 501(c)(3) or equivalent to serve the community such as a homeless shelter, food bank, literacy programs, etc.

IBM retirees should compile a nomination package which must include the following items in order consider agency eligibility. Nomination documentation can be submitted throughout the year; however, nominations received after September 23, 2019 may not be added to the agency listing until after the campaign. Only one nomination per retireee will be accepted per year.

The package must include:

  1. An e-mail or letter that includes a one-line statement indicating the retiree's desire to add the nominated organization to the list of eligible agencies. Also include retiree name, serial number, location, e-mail address, and phone number.
  2. A current copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) letter or equivalent with the Federal Identification Number (tax ID number) or a screen shot of the agency name and tax ID number from the IRS or GuideStar website..
  3. The organization’s current letterhead or screen shot of the agency's website page, which should include full address and telephone numbers, agency e-mail, website URL, and contact e-mail address. (Provide mailing address if different than physical agency location.)

It is the responsibility of the retiree to submit a complete package to the IBM National Campaign Office - RCCC.

Nomination packages should be sent softcopy to If sending the package softcopy is not possible, the complete package can be mailed to the IBM National Campaign Office - RCCC address below:

IBM National Campaign Office - RCCC
1 North Castle Drive
3B33A/Mail Drop 318
Armonk, NY 10504