A MESSAGE FROM:
Former President, The Folded Flag Foundation
I want to start this quarter’s newsletter by thanking everyone who helped make 2018 a great year for The Folded Flag Foundation. Thanks to your continuous support, we were able to award more than $1.8 million in educational scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. That’s nearly $700,000 more than we awarded in 2017!
As we kick-off 2019, our number one goal remains the same – stay committed to helping our nation’s Gold Star families secure an educational future in honor of their fallen loved ones.
If you are a Gold Star spouse or child, or know someone who is, our application period for the 2019-20 school year will open this Monday, March 11. More information can be found below.
Through the generosity of our underwriting partners – Black Knight, Inc., ServiceLink, Fidelity National Financial and Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) – 100 PERCENT of all donations go directly to helping Gold Star spouses and children.
On behalf of The Folded Flag Foundation’s Board of Trustees and operating staff, I offer my sincerest gratitude to everyone who continues to show support in making this incredible mission possible. We would not be able to deliver the impact to our nation’s Gold Star families without each of you. For that, we are extremely grateful and you have our deepest appreciation.
Continue reading below to learn more about what is happening at Folded Flag and new ways you can support our organization.
WELCOME NEW FOLDED FLAG BOARD MEMBERS
In January, The Folded Flag Foundation welcomed four new members to its Board of Trustees:
- Anthony DeToto – Senior Vice President, Sentinel Trust
- Phil Dismukes – CEO and Founder, BGI LLC
- Anthony Jabbour – CEO, Black Knight, Inc. and CEO, Dun & Bradstreet
- Kirk Larsen – CFO, Black Knight, Inc.
The Board of Trustees helps govern the strategic planning and oversight of the organization to ensure Folded Flag is supporting as many Gold Star families as possible.
Participate in the State’s Largest Giving Campaign
The state of Nevada will be hosting its 8th annual “Give Big” campaign where residents are encouraged to support their favorite local non-profit organization during this 24 hours of giving.
Residents of Nevada, we need your help! Every donation made to Folded Flag through Thursday, March 21, on the Nevada Give Big campaign site, will increase our chances of receiving additional financial support from the state.
Since the Nevada Give Big campaign was founded, more than 15,000 donors have supported nearly 500 non-profits and schools throughout the region, raising $3.4 million in support of the organizations that make our state great. More information on GIVE BIG can be found here.
2019 – 20 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD
The Folded Flag Foundation will be accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-20 school year beginning Monday, March 11 through Wednesday, May 15.
Eligible recipients must be the spouse (all ages) or child (0-26) of a U.S. military or government employee who lost his or her life as a result of hostile action or in an accident related to U.S. combat operations.
Recipients applying for a summer school scholarship must submit their applications by April 15, 2019 for funds to be distributed in early June.
For more information on how to apply, watch the below video or visit Folded Flag’s website.
FOLDED FLAG RECEIVES PLATINUM SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY FROM GUIDESTAR
Great news! The Folded Flag Foundation has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of non-profit information.
We’re proud to use GuideStar to share our mission, key metrics and need with the nation. Platinum is the highest level of recognition from GuideStar. To reach Platinum level, we added extensive details to our profile, including contact and organizational information, financial information, goals, strategies and progress toward our mission.
To learn more about how GuideStar can support your fundraising efforts for Folded Flag, visit the website here.
Folded Flag ambassador, Dean Wegner, founded Authentically American to help bring jobs back to America by selling premium, organization and consumer-branded apparel and other merchandise that is ALL made in the United States.
Authentically American customers include Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, small businesses, colleges, universities and youth sports organizations.
Ten percent of overall gross profit is donated to veteran-focused charities, like Folded Flag, that support our American heroes, first responders and their families.
Thank you Authentically American and Dean Wegner for partnering with Folded Flag to honor our nation’s fallen heroes.
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and Golf Club
7447 Batiquitos Drive | Carlsbad, CA 92011
$400 person/$1,300 foursome9:30 a.m. – Registration
11:00 a.m. – Shotgun Start
3:30 p.m. – Award Ceremony
(will give you initial chip stack of $5k)4:30 p.m. – Registration
5:00 p.m. – Reception
6:00 p.m. – Tournament Begins
POKER + GOLF: $600 PERSON/$2,000 FOURSOME
QUESTIONS? Contact Events@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.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR ONGOING SUPPORT
|Foley Family Wines
|O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar
|David Fin Ties
|Black Rifle Coffee Company
|Ten Ninety Beer