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2019 Salute to Service Gala

October 16, 2019 | Folded Flag

Thank you to everyone who attended our inaugural Salute to Service Gala on Sept. 11, 2019. More than $680,000 was raised that will go directly to providing educational scholarships to the spouses and children of our nation’s fallen. Photos from the event can be found here.

We would also like to thank Pete Hegseth, our gala emcee; our Gala Chairs, Anthony Jabbour, Frank Martire, Kirk Larsen, Peter Brual and Phil Dismukes; our Salute to Service honorees, David McCormick and Dina Powell McCormick; Maria Kelly, mom, wife and veteran; as well as all of our event sponsors. 

Without the help and support from our event sponsors, the gala would not have been possible. 

  • Presenting Sponsor: CC Capital
  • Gold Sponsors: Black Knight, Inc., Dun & Bradstreet, Frank and Marissa Martire, Loeb & Loeb, FNF, FIS and Foley Family Wines
  • Silver Sponsors: Brian Levine, CIT, Cary Thompson, Motive Partners and The Massey Family Charitable Foundation

If you did not have the chance to atted the event and would like to contribute, please visit our website here

Awarded More Than $2.6 Million in Educational Scholarships for the 2019-20 School Year

September 17, 2019 | Folded Flag

We are proud to say that we awarded more than $2.6 million in scholarships to 347 recipients for the 2019-20 school year. These scholarships help Gold Star spouses and children from across the United States fund their educational needs, including tuition and expenses for K-12 private schools, undergraduate and graduate college programs, and trade schools. 

We’re honored to help more Gold Star families than ever this year further their educational pursuits, thanks to the generous donations from our supporters. It is our distinct privilege to pay tribute to the legacy of these men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice by providing these scholarships to their families. We remain committed to helping the loved ones of these brave souls build a foundation for the future and pursue educational achievements that might not otherwise be possible.

Honoring Our Spouses on National Spouses Day

January 25, 2019 | Folded Flag

National Spouses Day, observed each year on Jan. 26, is a day dedicated to recognizing spouses all over the world.

Today, we would like to pay special tribute and recognition to the surviving spouses who had a loved one die while defending our country and freedom.

Did you know that since 2001, nearly 10,000 men and women have died in the combat zone, leaving behind thousands of spouses and children?

These men and women have already lost so much. That is why The Folded Flag Foundation has made it our mission to help surviving spouses and children by providing them scholarships and grants to help cover all educational costs from K-12 and beyond.

In 2018, we awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships 205 recipients. 22 of those scholarships were awarded to spouses.

If you are interested in making a donation to help fund educational expenses for a surviving spouse or child, please visit our website here.

Happy Holidays From The Folded Flag Foundation

December 19, 2018 | Folded Flag

The Folded Flag Foundation would like to wish our many supporters a very happy holiday season.

Thanks to your generosity, we awarded more than $1.8 million in educational scholarships to 205 recipients for the 2018-19 school year.

As you spend time with your family and friends this holiday season, please remember the Gold Star families who had a loved one make the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for our freedom. The loss of a parent or spouse can be especially difficult this time of year, and we ask you to keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

If you are looking for a way to support these families through The Folded Flag Foundation, consider using AmazonSmile. This website offers all of the same products, pricing and shopping features as Amazon, but when you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase price will go to the charitable organization of your choice.

If you are a government employee or service member, another way you can support Folded Flag is by making a donation through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is the largest annual workplace charity campaign, raising millions of dollars a year. Pledges made by federal employees, postal and military donors support eligible nonprofits. 

You can also donate directly to Folded Flag through our website. Thanks to our underwriting sponsors – Black Knight, Inc., Fidelity National Financial, FIS and ServiceLink – 100% of your donations go directly to providing educational scholarships to the spouses and children left behind.

Thank you for your continuous support, and have a wonderful holiday season.

Today is #GivingTuesday

November 27, 2018 | Folded Flag

Giving Tuesday, celebrated each year the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is a day where people are encouraged to give, whether it be time, donations or gifts. After taking the time on Thanksgiving with friends and family to realize all you have to be grateful for, Giving Tuesday allows you the opportunity to turn around and give back to your community. Part of Giving Tuesday is also raising awareness for giving to others.  

This #GivingTuesday, we encourage you to give to The Folded Flag Foundation. 100% of all donations go directly to helping the spouses and children of our nation’s fallen heroes secure an educational future. Find out more about how Folded Flag is giving back to the community at: https://www.foldedflagfoundation.org/Mission.

Please share your Giving Tuesday story on social media by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday!

Universal Children's Day

November 20, 2018 | Folded Flag

Today is Universal Children's Day! This holiday was established in 1954 by the United Nations. It is celebrated on November 20 because this date has been significant for children's rights around the world many times. On Nov. 20, 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which is an international document promoting child rights. Then on Nov. 20, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a human rights treaty called the Convention on the Rights of the Child which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. 

Universal Children's Day is a day to promote togetherness, awareness and support for improving children's lives across the world. It encourages all to take time to promote the welfare of children on a global scale and work to better the world for children. This year, Universal Children's Day is going blue to make sure all children reach their full potential by being able to attend school safely. 

The Folded Flag Foundation works to help ensure children of fallen heroes reach their full potential by offering educational grants and scholarships. #GoBlue today for Universal Children's Day and donate to The Folded Flag Foundation to support children in Gold Star Families getting an education that will help provide them with a better future. To learn more about how you can support Folded Flag, click here.

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