Committee for Education Funding


What is the Committee for Education Funding?

The Committee for Education Funding (CEF) is a coalition that was founded in 1969 with the goal of achieving adequate federal financial support for our nation’s educational system. The coalition is voluntary, nonprofit and nonpartisan. CEF members include educational associations, institutions, agencies, and organizations whose interests range from preschool to postgraduate education in both public and private systems.

The purpose of CEF is to provide members of the general public and government officials with information enabling them to better assess the need for funding of federal education programs. CEF takes positions on federal education funding issues that represent a consensus of its membership and then communicates those positions to federal government officials and Members of Congress.

As the oldest and largest coalition of education associations in existence, the Committee for Education Funding provides a strong and unified voice in support of increasing federal education funding.

To learn more about CEF, please visit the Coalition’s website here.

NAfME’s Membership

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has been a member of CEF since 2010. NAfME continues to maintain an active role as the ONLY organization that represents the music and arts community within the coalition.

As member of CEF, NAfME participates in weekly meetings with the rest of the membership body, which provide as a forum for information exchange and policy discussions and sponsors seminars on current policy issues led by recognized experts. In addition, CEF provides information and assistance to members of Congress and the Administration on education funding issues as well as holding numerous briefings and policy meetings with Congressional staff and Administration officials during the year. 

CEF Organizational Structure

The Committee for Education Funding is managed by The American Continental Group (ACG) and is governed by the membership as a whole with a sixteen member Executive Committee/Board of Directors, which includes three officers elected from among the membership.

For more information on members of CEF’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, please visit here.


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