The AFNA Foundation is the charitable wing of the Association of Federal Narcotics Agents (AFNA). It is a recognized 501 (C) (3) organization that exists to provide aid and assistance to members of AFNA, DEA, DEA Task Force Officers and their families. The Foundation can provide financial assistance during times of hardship as the result of a natural disasters, illness, and death. We help with medical expenses and travel expenses for families with a medical hardship. In addition, we provide educational scholarships for AFNA members and their families.
Charitable causes AFNA, and the newly created AFNA Foundation, have supported:
|Scholarships Awarded (2017) *||$5,500.00|
|Accidental Death Benefits||$5,000.00|
|AFNA Funds to AFNA Foundation||$15,000.00|
|Scholarships Awarded (2018)||$15,000.00|
|Death Benefit (Avery Shannon)||$1,000.00|
|James Krehbiel (CA Fire) **||$15,072.00|
|Mike Terhune (heart transplant) ***||$23,428.00|
|Death Benefits (deceased members) ****||$2,000.00|
*The Annual AFNA Foundation Scholarship continues to award each of the six AFNA Regions with a $2,500.00 scholarship to each of the selectees.
**An AFNA family suffering catastrophic loss resulting from the Camp Fire in Paradise CA was given a check for $5,000 and the AFNA Foundation established a GoFundMe account raising over $10,000.00 in a week.
***A current DEA Special Agent in need of an immediate heart transplant was given a check (in conjunction with the DEA Cleveland) for $5,000 and the AFNA Foundation established a GoFundMe account raising over $18,000.00 in under a week.
**** The AFNA Foundation makes a memorial contribution to a family chosen charity in memorial of an AFNA member, or a member of their immediate family, who have passed.
We ask you to review your contacts especially any corporate or civic organizations that might desire to donate to the AFNA Foundation; donations are tax deductible.
If you’d like to donate to the AFNA Foundation, please go to https://www.afnafoundation.org/ click Donate.
Thank you in advance for your support.
John A. Costanzo
President Association of Federal Narcotics Agents