COFFE’s in-person luncheons are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 precautions and restrictions. 

There is no definite date for the resumption of COFFE presentations in the usual luncheon format. However, as we noted in the last edition of the COFFE Newsletter, we have implemented a new method to keep COFFE members informed about current and interesting topics. Until we are able to conduct in-person large group gatherings, COFFE will host speakers virtually in collaboration and sharing programs with the Little Falls Village, an organization that assists seniors to age in place. 

Little Falls Village is a community network and non-profit membership organization for seniors choosing to live independently at home in Bethesda, Maryland, and nearby communities. Volunteers and members meet at community and social events and around mutual interests.

Through Little Falls Village’s partnership with the Little Falls Library (MCPL), and for the foreseeable future, we will be operating on the Library’s ZOOM account and will be using the Village’s online registration system. To identify COFFE registrants, we are asking you to put a “C-” before your first name (e.g., C-Ellen Wormser) when you register on the Village site for a presentation.

The Zoom presentations are from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.  It is recommended that you log-in by 12:45 pm.  

A description of additional presentations and registration information for the events  can be found by following the link below.  For each event  please use the link at the end of each event description to register.  Please click for event information and registration .

We thank Little Falls Village for allowing us to join with them in presenting speakers on topics that are of interest to both our memberships.  We also thank our other partner organizations, the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association (FEIAA), the Senior Executive Association (SEA), National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), and the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (NCAC) for their help in promoting quality public service.


Benjamin “Will” Moreland, a second-year law student at Georgetown University Law Center has been awarded the Council of Former Federal Executives’ scholarship for 2021.

Mr. Moreland was recommended by Mary McCord, who spoke to COFFE on domestic terrorism. She is currently supervising his independent research project on the intersection of U.S. national security and economic competitiveness. She writes: “Will’s contributions to class last semester, and his work this semester, have shown his thoughtful approach to issues of great importance such as our economic and national security relationships with countries like China. Will is a thorough researcher and creative thinker. Will is hoping to work in the Biden Administration, upon the completion of law school in spring 2022, preferably in the national security area at the State Department, Department of the Treasury, Department of Defense, or Department of Justice.”

Will earned a BA from Yale and a Master of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown. As a student at Georgetown’s Law Center, he is Vice President of the National Security Law Society. He has worked at the State Department, DOD, Brookings, and Treasury.

COFFE’s “John G. Stone III Memorial Public Service Scholarship” is a $2000 scholarship awarded annually, based on faculty recommendations, to a graduate student attending a Washington, DC area university. The recipient must be planning to pursue a public service career. The scholarship is named in honor of John G. Stone, III who was a lion and a legend among DC Metro area organizations that support and promote public service. The scholarships allow John’s dedication to public service to continue through the commitment and contributions of scholarship recipients to continuing COFFE’s goal of “Promoting Quality Public Service”.


Founded in 1988, COFFE’s objectives are to support public service and to enable current and former federal and local government executives and all other members of the public who are interested, to keep abreast of major government policy and operations issues.  COFFE is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.  COFFE and Associates welcome all who are interested in promoting public service and learning about major policy issues to attend our luncheons and to become a member.  Read More