LAS VEGAS – Oct. 4, 2019 – The Folded Flag Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to honoring America’s fallen heroes by providing their families with financial support for education, held its inaugural Salute to Service Gala on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The gala raised more than $680,000 that will go directly to providing educational scholarships to the spouses and children of our U.S. military who died while serving our country. Folded Flag selected this date as a way to honor the men and women who joined the military after the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Founded in 2014, The Folded Flag Foundation is dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the surviving spouses and children of military and government personnel who have lost their lives as a result of hostile action or in an accident related to U.S. combat operations. Thanks to the generous support of four underwriting sponsors ̶ Black Knight, Inc.; Fidelity National Financial; FIS; and ServiceLink ̶ 100% of all public donations goes directly to the family members.
Pete Hegseth, a decorated war veteran, a military and veterans advocate, a highly acclaimed author and co-host of “FOX & Friends Weekend.”, served as the Gala’s emcee. David and Dina McCormick, the gala’s honorees, were presented with the Salute to Service award for their continuous commitment and support of our nation’s military.
“Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, donors and supporters, we were able to raise more than $600,000 that will go to helping our scholarship recipients with much needed educational support,” said John Coogan, president of The Folded Flag Foundation. “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.”
Photos from the event can be found here.