The MOAA Educational Foundation was incorporated under the Virginia Non-Stock Corporation Act on December 18, 2003. It is a private, tax exempt foundation established under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The MOAA Educational Foundation (MEF) was established for charitable and educational purposes to benefit active-duty, Reserve, National Guard, retired, and former members of the Uniformed Services of the United States, and their family members and surviving spouses, by encouraging their financial literacy, by providing information and assistance regarding employment transition’ and by providing information and financial-planning assistance to them in connection with military-and service-related benefits to which they may be or become entitled.
Funds raised by MEF are used to support three on-going programs with a proven track record of success in supporting the military community.
- The MEF provides administrative and staff support to the MOAA Scholarship Fund, an IRC 501(c)(3) organization that provides scholarships and interest free educational loans to the children of military families. By providing administrative and staff support to the MOAA Scholarship Fund, the MOAA Educational Foundation ensures that 100% of all money donated to the MOAA Scholarship Fund goes directly to scholarship recipients without being diverted to administrative and other support costs.
- Funds raised by MEF are used to provide education for military personnel and their families on personal financial management through a series of briefings and classroom sessions at military installations.
- The MEF supports MOAA’s placement program for transitioning military personnel to assist them in finding meaningful post-service employment.
The MOAA Educational Foundation is a subsidiary of the Military Officers Association of America and its Board of Directors consists of officers drawn from members of the MOAA Board. The current Directors of the MEF are:
The corporate officers of the Military Officers Association of America also serve as officers of the Educational Foundation:
While established in 2003, the Foundation has only recently refined its mission and identified specific functions that can contribute to easing the burdens of military service on active-duty personnel and their families. Through its support of MOAA’s educational and career transition activities, the Foundation makes available without charge a number of publications and reference books to assist military families with financial management and estate planning issues.
How is this different from the MOAA Scholarship Fund?
The MOAA Scholarship Fund is a Section 501(c)(3) public charity established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to the children of military personnel seeking higher education. The MOAA Educational Foundation provides support to the Scholarship Fund and also supports programs to educate the military community regarding financial matters and career transition.
For more information or to donate to the MOAA Educational Fund, contact Captain John Plehal USN (Ret) at 800-234-6622, ext 530 or email@example.com.