2021 was a busy year for The Folded Flag Foundation. Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, we had the resources to award the most scholarships since our inception in 2014.
We were able to bring back our Salute to Service Gala in New York City last year which raised more than $1 million for the Gold Star families we serve.
The need for educational scholarships and support grants for the spouses a children of our fallen service members continues to grow. With your help, we can help even more Gold Star families. Consider making a donation on our website.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US RAISE $1 MILLION!
In August, we launched our March to a Million campaign with a goal to raise $1 million for our Gold Star family members through corporate and individual giving. We are excited to announce that we were able to reach our goal before the end of the year! The march does not stop here! The 2022 campaign to raise even more has already started. Join the March and make your 2022 contribution today!
CORPORATE DONOR SPOTLIGHT
We are grateful to NOVA Home Loans for their generous contribution of $126,000 to our Gold Star Family Scholarship Program in 2021!
Since 1980, NOVA Home Loans has been helping homebuyers with their mortgage lending needs. Visit their website at www.novahomeloans.com to learn more.
GOLD STAR FAMILY SPOTLIGHT: KYLIE WILLIS
In 2011, Kylie lost her father, Army SSG Kirk Owen, when he was Killed In Action in Afghanistan. She was 15 years old. The Folded Flag Foundation has helped Kylie with her educational needs, most recently while she pursues her Master’s degree.
“I am so grateful for the assistance and support that Folded Flag has provided me over the years.” says Kylie. “I am only able to obtain my Master’s because of this wonderful organization. I couldn’t do it without your support – thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
PURCHASE A COPY OF HEART OF GRAY; PROCEEDS GO TO FOLDED FLAG
Heart of Gray: Lt. Raymond “Iggy” Enners, Courage and Sacrifice of a West Point Graduate in Vietnam By Richard W. Enners, is a riveting narrative of a leader-warrior who chose the “harder right instead of the easier wrong” when on September 18, 1968 in a brutal firefight near Xã Ky Mao, Quảng Ngãi Province he rescued a wounded squad leader ten meters from the NVA position then led his platoon into the thicket, giving his life in the process. For his actions he received the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second highest award for valor.
Viewed through the lens of those he commanded and served with Heart of Gray takes you on a journey of selflessness and sacrifice, a journey of how West Point and its values of “Duty, Honor, Country” influenced his thought process, a journey of how the game of lacrosse and the warrior spirit contributed to his never quit attitude, and a journey of how his rigorous military training provided the confidence and courage to face life threatening situations. It is also a story of Ray’s leadership and the role character and courage played in influencing others.
Richard grew up in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, played lacrosse at West Point and graduated in 1971. He served five years in the Army and achieved the rank of Captain. He later pursued a career in business leading companies with revenues of $60M-$120M in Japan, British Columbia, and the USA.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Thank you again for your continued support of The Folded Flag Foundation and our mission, as well as our Gold Star families to whom we owe so much.
To stay up-to-date with our events and news, make a donation, or learn more about our scholarship recipients, please visit FoldedFlagFoundation.org.
THANKS TO OUR UNDERWRITING SPONSORS, 100 PERCENT OF ALL PUBLIC DONATIONS GOES DIRECTLY TO HELPING OUR NATION’S GOLD STAR FAMILIES THROUGH EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS.