The Foundation board wants to give members an idea of what we have accomplished since its creation in 2010.
1. We have disbursed $85,000 to 60 members or their families for extraordinary member assistance, disaster relief, and college scholarships.
2. We now have assets of about $250,000.
3. Because our financial position has strengthened, we have doubled our basic assistance amount to $2,000.
4. We have also doubled from five to ten the number of scholarships we award each year. Each section now has two $1,000 scholarship winners, and the Society of Former Special Agents selects two scholarship award recipients.
You can support our efforts by participating in our fund raising programs, such as the Hawaii Getaway contest, other sponsored contests, and the 5.11 Tactical Kilt Challenge. Cash donations are tax-deductible, and bequests are a great way to support charitable organizations and programs.
If you become aware of a member in need, please be sure to contact your chapter president or secretary-treasurer or any Foundation board member.