CFC Video

Charity Name
A Wider Circle

Charity Type

CFC Number

Cause Area


Mark Bergel, in his apartment, talking to the camera.

“I'd lived in this box of an apartment for a little under a year and teaching at American University while volunteering in the community when I realized I had to dedicate my life to ending poverty that that was my calling if you will and so I took a vow of service and I turned this little apartment into an office because it was the only way I could afford an office.”

Mark Bergel, outside A Wider Circle’s Headquarters, talking to the camera.

“And then in 2015 we bought the building and now we occupy all 35,000 square feet, out of this space we serve about 30,000 people a year, with 30,000 volunteers and 70 staff members, and we're still building that.”

Mark Bergel, inside A Wider Circle’s Professional Development Center, talking to the camera.

“And this is where you come in, as I stand here in A Wider Circles Professional Development Center, where we help 3,000 people a year to get jobs, I know how important the CFC season is, and how important the campaign is to those we serve, so please think of A Wider Circle this season, help us to help those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic, and help A Wider Circle in our continual effort, to end poverty. Thank you so much.”

Charity Name and CFC # is on the screen