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Legacy of Commitment

AFCEA Bethesda is dedicated to building a culture of collaboration. But more importantly, as a non-profit association it is our responsibility to give back to the community. Each year, we host A Night for the Children, a charity gala committed to raising money for the House of Ruth.

With support from the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Justice and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, The House of Ruth assists more than 1,000 women and children who were homeless and abused. The agency operates 14 programs in the District of Columbia, including Kidspace, a therapeutic child development center for homeless children, the Domestic Violence Support Center, providing counseling to survivors of domestic violence, and 12 residential programs for homeless women and families. On any given day, more than 200 children call House of Ruth home.

The annual charity gala brings together representatives from companies and agencies across the U.S. federal information technology community to raise money for this most worthy cause. In 2015, we will continue our call to support and thank you for your generous participation.


2009 Scholarship Thank You Letters

2010 Scholarship Thank You Letters

2011 Scholarship Thank You Letters

2013 Scholarship Thank You Letters

2014 Scholarship Thank You Letters


Children of Fallen Soldier Relief Fund Scholarship

In 2015, AFCEA Bethesda is proud to support The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund (CFSRF). CFSRF was founded to honor our service men and women who have lost their lives for our continued freedom and to provide children or spouses affected by OIF or OEF with college scholarships. Thanks to a generous grant from the Bethesda Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), CFSRF has established the AFCEA Bethesda Scholarship Fund. CFSRF is currently accepting applications for the children or spouses of fallen service men and women attending or have applied to a college or university. The value of each scholarship is up to $3,500 per semester. To apply, please fill out the included application: CFSRF Scholarship Application

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Law Enforcement IT Day Features Key Leaders From State and Federal on May 28
Join more than 400 senior government leaders and IT professionals across industry and federal, state and local agencies to discuss initiatives and programs that harness emerging technologies to better protect and improve the safety and security of U.S. citizens, law enforcement and our nation’s first responders. To learn more and register for the event, click here.