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Celebrating FEEA’s 25th Anniversary: Two Remarkable Men Were Honored and Awarded!

On the evening of June
21, The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) held their 25th
Anniversary Celebration in a statuesque room in the United States Capitol where
they celebrated the tremendous years of FEEA.

While
celebrating FEEA’s 25th Anniversary, FEEA Executive Director Steve Bauer kicked
off the event with an overview of the organization’s many successes, and the
role the three honorees played over the years. “FEEA’s board, comprised of
both management and unions, has always come together to do what is best for
federal employees. Congressmen Hoyer and Wolf have done the same, never more so
than when they helped FEEA 25 years ago,” commented Bauer. FEEA Board
member Bill Bransford then presented Founders Awards to Congressmen Hoyer and
Wolf  making note of the nearly $18
million that has been provided in scholarships and assistance over the last 25
years. Several members of FEEA’s Board of Directors joined the celebration
including, guests from the BlueCross BlueShield Association, FEEA’s largest
sponsor, the Federal Managers Association (FMA), the Senior Executives
Association (SEA), National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) National
President Bill Dougan, Professional Managers Association (PMA), National Treasury
Employees Union (NTEU), and AFGE.  The
FEEA’s 25th Anniversary Celebration was a success.

Since
1986 the year FEEA was founded,  FEEA has
assisted more than 12,900 federal employees who have received more than $7.7
million of financial assistance in the form of emergency grants and loans to
victims of flooding, tornadoes, wildfires and more, including $1.8 million to
victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Not only has FEEA assisted in
emergency grants and loans but also in merit scholarships. FEEA has provided
over $10.2 million in scholarships to more than 8,000 students. FEEA also
continues to provide full college scholarships to more than 275 students who
lost a parent in the Oklahoma City bombing, at the Pentagon on 9/11, or in
overseas terrorist attacks. Last year, 24 students received $194,129 from these
three special scholarship funds. In addition, FEEA provided over $550,000 in
no-interest loans to feds facing temporary financial emergencies, a 30 percent increase
over the prior year and more than triple the amount provided just four years
ago. FEEA has truthfully been a blessing to citizens across the United States.  The Celebration of FEEA’s 25th Anniversary was
truly worth celebrating.

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