The Committee for Education Funding is managed by American Continental Group and is governed by the membership as a whole with a 16-member Executive Committee, which includes three officers elected from among the membership. CEF publishes timely updates, sponsors seminars on current policy issues led by recognized experts, and holds weekly meetings of its membership that provide a forum for information exchange and policy discussions. CEF provides information and assistance to Members of Congress and the Administration on education funding issues, and holds numerous briefings and policy meetings with Congressional staff and Administration officials during the year. At its annual Gala, CEF honors outstanding advocates of federal education investment.
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- Valerie C. Williams, President
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
- Luis Maldonado, Vice President
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
- Emmanual A. Guillory, Treasurer
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
- Myrna Mandlawitz, Past President
Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)
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CEF Activities and Accomplishments
Advocacy and Information
Legislative Conference and Gala
This year’s special 50th anniversary gala will be held on September 18, 2019, at the InterContinental-The Wharf on DC’s waterfront. You can find information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities here, and see photos and honoree speeches from 2018.
Speakers and Events
In addition to these meetings, the Committee for Education has also hosted special events including a Presidential Forum featuring representatives of major party candidates, a Budget/Appropriations 101 Workshop explaining the intricacies of the federal budget and appropriations processes, receptions for new members of Congress and Congressional staff, briefings with current and former Congressional committee staff, a forum with education reporters, panels with pollsters and pundits, briefings on the President’s budget the day after its release featuring high level Administration and Congressional staff, a sequester “bake sale,” special research briefings, and an “Education Seeds the Economy” briefing.