The Fort Meade Alliance Foundation (FMAF)
With support from Due East, the FMAF embarked on an unprecedented initiative to fund this project. The FMAF increased its donor base by 102% from 2017 to 2018 and raised $3.6 million during an 18-month active fundraising period. The campaign, which finished $5,000 over and ahead of its goal, revealed the power of reaching out to community leaders and garnering their support. Political, corporate and philanthropic leaders in the community were involved from the beginning as part of the planning and preparation and their level of giving can be correlated to their level of engagement. The leadership of the Ft. Meade Alliance Foundation continues to work to strengthen current programming and broaden their reach to the enlisted, civilians and families who bravely defend our nation at Ft. Meade.