Congratulations to the 2017 FEEA Scholarship Finalists!

FEEA is pleased to announce the finalists of its 2017 merit-based scholarship competition. This year FEEA awarded nearly 300 scholarships, with support from our partners. Selected from close to 3,000 applicants, these individuals were chosen for their outstanding academic achievements and community engagement.

2017 Scholarship Finalists

The 2017 finalists represent a diverse set of academic majors (shown above). They also hail from all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and overseas postings. The majority are children of federal employees who serve in close to 100 federal departments and agencies. Others are grandchildren and federal employees themselves.

FEEA is especially grateful to the many individual donors who joined the following organizations in sponsoring this year’s competition:

This program, and all of FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate and pledge to CFC#11185 each year.

FEEA Reopens Its Natural Disaster Donation Fund to Aid Feds

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) is re-opening its Natural Disaster Fund for charitable giving by credit card or check. Donations to the fund can be made at: www.feea.org/givedisaster or via check mailed to the FEEA Disaster Fund, 1641 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22307. FEEA has served over 9,000 federal employees and their families in major disasters in the past, including after Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, and Sandy, and numerous tornadoes, earthquakes, and wildfires. FEEA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, with a four-star Charity Navigator rating, and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Natural Disaster Fund is being reopened in response to Acting OPM Director Kathleen M. McGettigan’s memo to federal agencies interested in conducting a special solicitation to federal employees in response to this disaster. As reported in Government Executive, “The Office of Personnel Management said Monday that 59,600 federal employees from 45 agencies work in the region impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”

“We know the need for aid to feds will be great. And so many of them are coping with the disaster personally, while serving their fellow citizens in their capacity as public servants at the same time. We also know there are many feds across the country who want to help their colleagues get back into their homes. FEEA has been there for feds for 31 years and will be there again in the wake of Harvey.” said FEEA Executive Director, Joyce Warner.

FEEA’s response will be in the form of disaster grants and emergency loans. FEEA’s grants, of up to $500, contribute to the cost of major home repairs not covered by insurance, temporary lodging costs, and for those who sustained major losses of personal property, FEEA will provide reimbursement grants for new beds to replace those destroyed in the Harvey flooding. Beds are often a major expense destroyed during extreme flooding and need to be replaced to for health reasons. FEEA’s ability to support feds is tied to available funding and donations received.

For more information on FEEA’s disaster and loan programs please visit: www.feea.org/disaster and www.feea.org/emergency. Corporations who would like to donate can contact FEEA at 202-554-0007.

Help FEEA Aid the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

This weekend one of the most devastating storms in history, Hurricane Harvey, ravaged Texas. Unfortunately, flooding rains continue.

With your support, we can aid those victims most in need from this Presidentially declared disaster with our grants for temporary lodging and massive home repairs, and provide emergency loans. Please consider making a donation today. You can change a life.

 

Just Two Days Left for Matching Donations!

There are just two days left to take advantage our matching gift program with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (BCBS). This means for every dollar our supporters donate, BCBS will match their tax deductible gift dollar for dollar, doubling the gift to FEEA up to $25,000.

Please help us meet our goal of being there for federal employees in need and capture the generous matching opportunity form BCBS. None of our work would be possible without generous supporters like you!

Have Your Generosity Matched Dollar for Dollar!

You have just two weeks left to have your donation matched dollar for dollar. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (BCBS) has generously provided $25,000 in matching gift funds to FEEA for use in June! This means for every dollar you donate, BCBS will match your tax deductible gift dollar for dollar, doubling your gift to FEEA. Won’t you help us meet our goal of raising $50,000 this month?


Since 1986, we have served over 50,000 federal families with emergency no-interest loans, disaster relief grants, scholarships, and childcare subsidies.

Please lend a hand. Lives are on the line and we can’t do it without you. Thank you for considering our request for support. None of our work would be possible without generous supporters like you!

 

FEEA Donations Doubled in June!

We are excited to announce that the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (BCBS) has generously provided $25,000 in matching gift funds to FEEA for use in June! This means for every dollar you donate, BCBS will match your tax deductible gift dollar for dollar, doubling your gift to FEEA. Won’t you help us meet our goal of raising $50,000 this month?


Whether it’s supporting Brian[1], who lost his dad at the Pentagon on 9-11, by paying for his college education, providing an emergency no-fee no-interest loan to Mandy, whose teenage son had to have emergency surgery, or giving a disaster relief grant to Jason after severe damage to his home from a tornado, FEEA is there for federal families. As someone who cares about federal employees, thank you for helping us be there for families in need, like Brian’s, Mandy’s, and Jason’s.

 

 

[1] The names of beneficiaries have been changed to protect their privacy.

2017 Walk/Run a Great Success

This year’s Public Service Charity Walk/Run was a huge success! FEEA raised over $75,000 in support of our programs and mission of serving federal employees. Thank you so much to all of our sponsors, walkers, runners, and volunteers for making the event an amazing triumph. We’ve put together a slide show of some of our favorite pictures which you can access right here on our website.

We’ve actually loaded up all of the photos from our photographer and also those that teams walking virtually outside of DC sent in to our Flikr page. We encourage you to tag us on Facebook and Twitter at @fedshelpingfeds if you share the pictures. If you ran or walked in the race in Anacostia Park you can also access your timing results here.

We’ve already started planning for next year’s Walk/Run. Stay tuned for more details soon and we hope to see you there!

Federal Workforce Day at Washington Nationals

Baseball, bat and glove symbolizing the American Pastime

Next Thursday, May 25, is Federal Workforce Day at Washington Nationals Park! We’ll have an information table at the stadium that day letting folks know more about FEEA so please come by and say hello. Discounted packages are available for federal employees and their families via this link.

Baseball, bat and glove symbolizing the American Pastime

We hope to see you there and thanks to our friends at the Partnership for Public Service for helping to arrange the discount for feds!

We Have a New Look!

As we embark on our 31st year as the leading national charity supporting federal and postal employees and their families we have updated our logo to better represent the helping hand we have provided to over 50,000 families since 1986.

Our new logo was selected from over 150 submissions to a design contest we held recently and ultimately selected by a group federal employees, FEEA volunteers, board members, donors, staff, and nonprofit professionals.

FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization dedicated to federal civilian public servants. All FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.

Remember the intense flooding across the Gulf States in 2016?

See how FEEA responded to Jake with our Disaster Relief program on page 7 of our annual report at www.feea.org/annualreport.

FEEA offers disaster relief grants to eligible federal employees when disasters strike. FEEA has given over 9,000 disaster relief grants totaling $4.5 million to federal employees since 1986.

FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization dedicated to federal civilian public servants. This program, and all FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.