Become a Member
Benefits of Joining CEF
Expert Staff & Credibility
The media, the Administration, Members of Congress and staff look to CEF as the experts on educational funding issues. They regard CEF as the prime source of the education community’s positions on education appropriations and budget issues.
CEF members actively participate in a number of committees, which currently are Advocacy and Research, Hill Teams, Gala, Media and Communications, and Membership and Bylaws.
CEF also co-chairs NDD United, a coalition of over 2,500 organizations working together to maintain parity and ultimately repeal the sequester to increase investments in nondefense discretionary programs.
Access to Key Congressional & Administration Staff
- Education Budget Response:
This annual document, written by experts in our membership, includes a summary and critique of the President’s education budget, funding tables, and articles for each federal education program. The report includes details of program goals, supported activities, and funding history, as well as the projected impact of the President’s budget request. This publication is one of the most popular and useful education publications in Washington. Its availability is eagerly anticipated by those inside and outside the beltway.
- CEF Membership Directory:
This guide is a comprehensive listing of the nearly 120 education institutions, agencies, associations, and other organizations that comprise CEF’s membership. Officers, executive directors, and CEF government relations contacts are listed with their phone numbers, email, and mailing addresses. The directory includes a brief description of all of our member organizations.