- About Us
- Program Accomplishments
- Combined CFC
- Scholarship Program
|FLEOA Foundation History|
The FLEOA Foundation is a IRS sec. 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit corporation and was incorporated September 14th, 1993.
The Foundation was created to financially assist FLEOA members and their families in times of need. Over the years the FLEOA Foundation has awarded hundreds of scholarships and thousands of dollars to federal law enforcement officers and their families.
Since its inception, the FLEOA Foundation's Scholarship Program has awarded numerous scholarships to FLEOA members' children. In 2009 the Foundation awarded 46 students with scholarships totaling $35,000. In 2008, 40 students were awarded with scholarships of $1000 each. The applicants had exceptional grades, participated in athletics and/or other extracurricular activities, and were leaders in their school and communities.
The primary mission of the Foundation is to financially assist FLEOA members and their families in their time of need. When federal law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty, the Foundation is there providing monetary assistance to the surviving family members. The Foundation also understands the financial strain a disability or terminal illness can have on families and is there to give them financial assistance.
Each year, the Foundation hosts its prestigious Awards Reception in New York. The reception serves as the primary conduit for the directors of the Foundation to raise funds enabling them to provide assistance to federal law enforcement officers and their families. The Foundation needs your support. All money raised by the Foundation goes to law enforcement officers and their families.
As a volunteer run organization, the Foundation is able to direct the money it raises to FLEOA members and their families. 100% of the money raised is given to assist those in need.
If you would like to contribute to the FLEOA Foundation, please send in your tax deductable donation to:
The FLEOA Foundation
P.O. Box 1306
Grand Central Station
New York, NY10163-1306.
Our past financial situation has limited the amount of assistance we have been able to provide. However, that has changed and we are in a much better position to help our members and their families in times of need. During the past five years, the Foundation has made a major effort to raise funds. This has been done primarily by our Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of former FLEOA Officers who are retired and corporate benefactors who are supportive of law enforcement. As a result of their efforts, we have been able to increase the number of scholarships awarded to the children of FLEOA members. In 2000, we awarded $20,000; in 2001, $24,000; and in 2002, $23,000. Additionally, we have provided in excess of $112,000 in financial assistance to our members and their families in times of need.
Our guidelines for disbursing funds are as follows:
To the families of FLEOA members killed in the line of duty.
Scholarships to the children of FLEOA members.
To assist FLEOA members and their immediate family who have suffered
catastrophic losses not covered by medical or other insurance.
To the families of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
As previously mentioned, we are in a much better financial situation to help FLEOA members. If you, or an immediate family member, are in need of assistance, we request that you contact your local chapter president who in turn, will notify the Foundation. Requests for assistance must be made in writing. By allowing the chapter president to be aware of your situation, he can notify the membership of your chapter of the circumstances regarding your request and they can make donations to the Foundation in your name. These donations, as well as the amount determined by the Foundation’s Board of Directors, will be sent to the chapter president to be presented to you.
The Foundation will accept written requests directly if a member wishes the request to remain confidential.
Robert E. Van Etten
P.O. Box 1306
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163