The ATF Association (ATFA) created The Foundation in 2012 to provide aid and financial assistance to ATFA members in need, as well as survivors of members in times of stress, financial difficulty or impoverishment. For more information go to: http://www.atfafoundation.org
Announcing the LeBleu, McKeehan, Williams & Willis Scholarship
BACKGROUND: On February 28, 1993, Special Agents Conway C. LeBleu, Todd W. McKeehan, Robert J. Williams and Steven D. Willis were part of a large, specially trained and well-disciplined force of ATF special agents from the Dallas, Houston and New Orleans Field Divisions; assigned to execute Federal warrants at the Branch Davidian Compound. When the agents arrived, the fanatical, heavily armed, cult members were waiting to ambush the agents as they disembarked from their vehicles. SA’s LeBlue, McKeehan, Williams and Willis were killed; 20 ATF agents wounded from gunshots or shrapnel and 8 suffered other injuries. [Source: https://www.atf.gov/our-history/fallen-agents]
In keeping with the pledge to never forget our fallen brothers and sisters and with the stated objectives of the ATF Association Foundation, the foundation’s board of directors are pleased to announce the establishment of the LeBleu, McKeehan, Williams & Willis Scholarship recognizing the ultimate sacrifices made by ATF Special Agents Conway C. LeBleu, Todd W. McKeehan, Robert J. Williams and Steven D. Willis at the Branch Davidian Compound located near Waco, Texas, twenty-four years ago today - February 28, 1993.
In general, the LeBleu, McKeehan, Williams & Willis Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving and needful student sponsored by an ATF Association Member in good standing. Details for applying will be forth coming soon in additional posts.
ABOUT THE ATF ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION: [http://www.atfafoundation.org]
What is the ATF Association Foundation?
The ATF Association Foundation is a tax-exempt IRS 501 (c) (3), charitable organization ID # 46-1437287 . As a public charity, it can accept donations from individuals and/or corporations.
Who established the ATF Association Foundation?
The foundation was established by the ATF Association (ATFA), a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of Iowa, consisting of former and current employees of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012. [www.atfassociation.org].
Why does the ATF Association Foundation exist?
The Foundation was established to provide aid and financial assistance to ATFA members in need, as well as survivors of members in times of stress, financial difficulty or impoverishment. The Foundation also aids dependents of deceased law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the enforcement of federal, state or local laws. In addition, scholarships may be offered to members and the children and grandchildren of members based on financial need, academic achievement and leadership qualities, however, none of the criteria is weighed more than another by the Foundation’s board members in determining grants.
How can YOU help the ATF Association Foundation?
Contributions and donations are the keys to its mission and continued success. Funds are needed to respond to a need which may arise suddenly without warning and to sustain the Foundation’s scholarship program.
Contributions are tax-deductible and can be made by sending a check to:
Contributions are tax-deductible and can be made by contacting Joe Green at: firstname.lastname@example.org.