- Reached the $3.6 million Ready, Strong and Connected Campaign goal to renovate Kuhn Hall into the new Resiliency and Education Center.
- Submitted the gift proffer for the Resiliency and Education Center to Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Erich Spragg and the Army — a significant step in the process to renovate Kuhn Hall.
- Raised more than $15,500 for the Foundation’s education initiatives and resiliency efforts at the 5th Annual Backyard BBQ raised more.
- Kicked off the official Ready, Strong and Connected Campaign and raised the first funds for the $3.6 million capital campaign.
- Partnered with Fort Meade’s Community Covenant Council and the Installation’s Centennial Planning Committee to help facilitate the 100 anniversary celebrations at Fort George G. Meade.
- Attracted record numbers of sponsors and attendees for the Backyard BBQ raising $18,000.
- Registered with Grants.gov to become a qualified Grantee in our continuing efforts to fund much needed STEM curriculum and internship programs in the Fort Meade Region.
- Supported the FMA’s Tech Mania Program, providing the funding necessary to bring over 160 students from Baltimore City, Baltimore and Harford Counties to spend the day learning through hands-on demonstrations from our members using cool technology that they will use as they pursue STEM careers.
- Celebrated the conversion of the Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) building into a Family Advocacy Program Center. Due to the success of the facility the FMA helped outfit as an SFAC, the number of service members in the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) program declined. As a result of that decline, the SFAC was moved into the main Army Community Services building. The old SFAC facility is now a Family Advocacy Center, providing education, advocacy, prevention and support services to at-risk families and domestic violence victims.
- Became a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) participating charity. The CFC is the federal government’s workplace giving program, with more than 24,000 approved charities. FMA Foundation leaders participated in CFC activities on Post to showcase how donations can impact the local community.
- Awarded an Anne Arundel County Video Lottery Terminal Local Impact Grant to develop a capital campaign strategy for the Foundation’s education and resiliency efforts.
- Worked with the Resiliency Working Group to create a Resiliency Brochure that shows where all of the Installation’s existing resiliency efforts are located. The brochure was made available in Spring 2013. Click here to download the brochure.
- Purchased batting cages, soccer flags, field dividers and other sports equipment for the new Youth Sports Complex at Fort Meade and recruited a team of volunteers to assembly them.
- Established the Kenneth O. McCreedy Scholarship for Meade High School Students that successfully complete the Meade High Homeland Security Certificate Program. Learn More
- Officially incorporated the FMA Foundation and applied for 501c3 tax status to enable the Foundation to step into a new realm of charitable initiatives.
- Began supplying monthly snacks to the Wounded Warriors Transition Unit (WWTU) on Fort Meade.
- Led a campaign to raise the necessary funds to outfit a new, larger Soldiers and Family Assistance Center to accommodate the increase in soldiers to the Wounded Warriors Transition Unit at FGGM. The FMA, in partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington, raised $135,000 to furnish the facility with a large reception area, office equipment, handicapped-accessible kitchen and bathrooms, conference and training rooms, computers and a children’s room with video games, books and toys donated by FMA members. Later that year, the FMA also built a playground with the remaining funds. Learn More