Our Mission

To educate those who serve. We are committed to ensuring that our active duty and veteran service members, and others, receive financial readiness education. Our programs offer valuable and relevant material on numerous topics, regardless of career or life stage.

Our Programs

We are dedicated to improving financial readiness for all. Being financially ready gives people the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed, intelligent financial decisions, alleviating stress and uncertainty.


Our fundraising events bring together people united in our mission to educate those who serve. Visit our Get Involved page to find out how you can sponsor, attend, or volunteer at our next event!

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Thank you to everyone who celebrated our 40th anniversary with our 80s themed birthday party! We had a blast!

For the past 4 decades we have been providing scholarship and financial readiness education to military and first responders communities. We are looking forward to another 40 years!

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More great items for a great cause!

Check out some new items available on our Spring Charity Auction and Raffle!

• MLB 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs Tote Bag made from Wrigley Field Tarp and T-Shirt: This bag is made from the actual Reynolds Wrap tarp used during the World Series winning 2016 season by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field! These bags were made and distributed only to Chicago Cubs employees and Reynolds Consumer Products employees as sponsors of the tarp. Any dirt or marks in or on the bag are a result of the tarp being used during the entire 2016 season and enhances its authenticity.

• 4 Tickets to MLB Texas Rangers game

• Fun in the Sun at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie - 4 General Admission tickets valid for either of the two 2023 live racing seasons: April - July 2023: Thoroughbred Season or September - December 2023: Quarter Horse Season

• Scavenger Hunts for couples, families, and corporate events

• And more!

Make sure to get your bids in before April 13, 2023 at 1 PM CT


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Last year we partnered with the Offutt Chiefs’ Group and Daniel Gonzalez to provide scholarships for dependents of active-duty military families. Stella Wilson was one of those scholarship recipients. Stella is a student athlete, playing club level lacrosse. She also actively volunteers with a variety of organizations, and is pursuing a Bachelors of Exercise Science at the University of Kansas. Her goal is to attend Northwestern University for graduate school. Like most people, Stella has learned that failure and adversity can lead to success in the most unlikely ways. She wrote in her essay that she will always be thankful for one of her biggest failures… “If I never had failed, I would’ve never know what I am capable of.”

Stella’s inspiring story reminds us of the value of perseverance. Congratulations Stella!!

Together, with your help, we provide scholarships to help educate those who serve. With financial contributions from donors, we create a better future for military members, federal civilian employees, and their families. Every dollar donated helps students achieve their educational dreams and goals. Visit our website, www.fcef.com, to learn more about our mission to educate those who serve. Donate today at https://fcef.com/give/

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We will be hosting a CSRS Employee Retirement Benefits Webinar for all CSRS/CSRS Offset employees across the country (and those working OCONUS).
The webinar is designed for all CSRS and CSRS Offset employees and covers the main elements of CSRS to include how to compute the annuity, disability, and survivor benefits. We will also discuss other important topics, such as, the Voluntary Contribution Program; Thrift Savings Plan (including Roth TSP); Federal Employee Health Benefits; Social Security; Federal Employee Group Life Insurance; long-term care and a brief overview of financial planning. Attendees will receive a copy of the presentation and our 2023 CSRS Employee Benefits Guide, which includes retirement checklists.

The cost is $50 per person. Space is limited. Sign up today at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3914909436916957019?clientType=html5

For questions or more information, please contact Julie at jcmalwitz@fcef.com.

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Join us in welcoming our newest board member, Jay Land, to the FCEF team! Jay brings more than 15 years of leadership experience with defense organizations to our Board of Directors. We are thrilled that he has chosen to help us in the pursuit of our mission. Jay’s contributions will only add to the great work we are doing to provide financial readiness education and scholarships to servicemembers, veterans, federal civilian employees, and their families! He adds great possibilities to the team!

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40th Anniversary Challenge Coins

40th Anniversary Challenge Coins

GET YOURS TODAY AND CELEBRATE WITH US! This two-sided, 3D cast commemorative coin is perfect for any coin display or to carry with you in a pocket! Each is two inches (50.8MM) in diameter with rope...

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I have been with the First Command Educational Foundation for just over two months now and am excited to provide the first of many updates. What a time it has been so far!

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