A MESSAGE FROM:
John Coogan, Former President, The Folded Flag Foundation
The Folded Flag Foundation is a strong supporter of education, which is why we make it our mission to provide scholarships to qualifying spouses and children of America’s fallen heroes.
We are proud to announce that we were able to award more than $1.8 million in educational scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Out of the 205 scholarship recipients, 111 were new scholars and 94 were returning scholars.
While we were able to award $700,000 more than we did last year, we want to continue to increase the number of scholarships granted to the thousands of spouses and children who we have yet to help.
The foundation’s ultimate goal is to connect with each one of these family members. Doing so, however, means raising $5 million in annual fundraising to cover the projected need of $100 million over the next 20 years.
With help from our donors, ambassadors, corporate sponsors and communities, we can meet this goal.
If you are interested in hosting an event to support The Folded Flag Foundation, please email Events@foldedflagfoundation.org. If you would like to make a donation to provide educational assistance to a Gold Star spouse or child, visit our website here.
As always, thank you to our active duty and reserved service members. We appreciate your sacrifice more than we can say.
Thank you all for your continuous support.
O’CHARLEY’S RESTAURANT & BAR PARTNERS WITH FOLDED FLAG
O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar is committed to supporting military families. The restaurant brand is encouraging guests to support military families with its annual Give $5, Get $5 campaign. Guests who donate $5 to The Folded Flag Foundation on their checks are given a $5 O’Charley’s voucher as a thank you for their donation that can be used on their next visit. The campaign runs through Nov. 4 at the 200+ O’Charley’s restaurants located in 17 states.
Additionally, this Veteran’s Day, all military service members and personnel will be able to enjoy a free meal at most O’Charley’s restaurants from the Veterans Day Thank You Menu listed below by showing their military ID.
- O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders and Fries
- House-Made Chicken Pot Pie
- Chopped Steak
- Low Country Shrimp
- Peach Chutney Chicken
At the restaurants located in the following cities, instead of the Veterans Day special, O’Charley’s will be offering $10 off any meal on Monday, Nov. 12.
- Orlando, FL
- Niles, OH
- Boardman, OH
- Cuyahoga Falls, OH
- Strongsville, OH
- Erie, PA
For more information, to view O’Charley’s menu or to find the nearest O’Charley’s restaurant, please visit www.OCharleys.com.
TRUE EAGLE ENERGY DRINK SUPPORTS FOLDED FLAG
From now through this Veterans Day – Nov. 11 – True Eagle Energy Drinks is holding a special promotion in the Las Vegas area. Anyone who purchases a case of True Eagle Energy Drink from Terrible Herbst will be entered into a drawing to win four VIP tickets to a Vegas Golden Knights hockey game for the 2018-19 season. To enter, you will need to take a photo of your receipt and upload it to www.terribleherbst.com.
As always, 10 percent of every purchase of True Eagle Energy Drink goes to The Folded Flag Foundation.
We are proud to announce that The Folded Flag Foundation is now a part of 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 during the campaign season (each fall) support eligible nonprofits.
The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
If you are a government employee or service member, please consider Folded Flag for your CFC donation this year.
HEAR THEIR STORIES:
Meet Britt Harris
Fort Bragg soldier Chris Harris was killed in Afghanistan last year – just days after learning he was going to be a father.
Chris’ wife, Britt Harris, later involved her late husband’s unit in the gender reveal in October and in a May photo shoot with the couple’s daughter. The photo taken in May went viral, and is how The Folded Flag Foundation came to find Britt.
Britt recently hosted an event to honor Chris, and to help raise awareness for Folded Flag. The event was held on Aug. 25 at the Airborne & Special Units Museum in Fayetteville, NC.
Folded Flag is pleased to provide both Britt and her daughter, Christian, scholarships toward their education. Britt plans to pursue her master’s and doctorate degrees in counseling.
If you are interested in making a donation to help Britt, and other’s like Britt, make a donation here.
Mark your calendar for A Knight to Remember Gala, hosted by the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit The Folded Flag Foundation and other local military charities.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
Pavilion, World Market Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
More information will be announced soon.
THANKS TO OUR UNDERWRITING SPONSORS, 100% OF ALL PUBLIC DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO HELPING OUR NATION’S GOLD STAR FAMILIES.
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
|True Eagle Energy Drinks