FEEA, the law firm Shaw Bransford & Roth, and the Bransford family are pleased to announce a new fund under the FEEA umbrella in honor of Bill Bransford, long-time FEEA supporter and board member.
Bill's passion for public service and dedication to the men and women who serve was well known in the federal community, and especially at FEEA. Said FEEA Executive Director, Steve Bauer, "Bill's greatest concern was always ensuring those who most needed help would receive it and I can think of no more fitting tribute than to provide that assistance in his name. Bill will live on in our hearts and his legacy will be in continued service to federal employees."
The Bill Bransford Helping Hands Fund will provide much needed grants to federal employees for who repayment of even a no-interest FEEA loan would create an undue hardship.
You may access the official press release here.
FEEA’s financial situation unfortunately has not changed since we had to curtail furlough loans at the beginning of September. While we want to help feds affected by a shutdown, we will have to maintain our stricter loan criteria, helping those who are in the worst situations and have extenuating financial circumstances beyond furloughs/shutdown. If furlough/shutdown is part of the reason they need help, Feds must wait until after receiving a short paycheck to apply for a loan.
FEEA said goodbye to one of its own on Friday with the death of William Bransford, 66, a partner in the law firm of Shaw Bransford and Roth.
"We at FEEA are saddened by the death of Bill Bransford. He was a tireless supporter of FEEA. We will miss his energy, creativity, innovation, and dedication. He has given much and we are grateful." said FEEA Board President Robert Tobias.
Bransford had been involved with FEEA since its inception in 1986 and remained one of its strongest supporters for 27 years. His advocacy on behalf of federal employees will be missed throughout the government community.