The Civil Air Patrol Foundation promotes and supports Civil Air Patrol by providing direct funding CAP and its programs, missions, and operations, including strengthening squadrons and wings and providing scholarships for cadets and aerospace education.
The foundation also helps donors leave a legacy and a lasting impact in supporting volunteers serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.
Our staff supports this work by providing education regarding estate planning and working with alumni, members, and donors who want to include Civil Air Patrol in their wills and other planning documents, including life insurance policies and retirement accounts.
We also work with donors and their advisers on comprehensive financial and estate plans that will benefit the donor and the donor’s family, descendants (if applicable), and preferred charities.
All consultations with donors and potential donors are confidential, without a fee or a charge, and without obligation in any form.
In addition to this webpage, we maintain a website and a quarterly e-newsletter for our donors, members, alumni. and friends. To sign up, click here:
We also are available for workshops and presentations about charitable gift planning, estate planning, legacy planning, and related topics.
Funds currently in the Foundation
August Trust Endowment Fund
Brinkman FLWG Cadet Scholarship Fund
CAP Nebraska Wing Endowment Fund
Chaplain (LTC) Jack Etheridge Scholarship Fund
Col Carolyn Guertin Scholarship Endowment
Detroit Chapter #9, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Scholarship
Lt Col William E. Hanna, Jr., USAFR Flight Scholarship Fund
Lt Col Edward J. Myzie Flight Academy Scholarship
Capt Nick Schroder Cadet Scholarship Fund
Lt Col Ralph N Shaver, II Cadet Scholarship Fund
Charles and Lenke Tarr Endowment Fund benefitting Nellis Senior Squadron
William Penn Foundation Flight Scholarship
Our Civil Air Patrol Foundation Board of Trustees
Class of 2022
Col Rajesh Kothari, CAP (Chair)
Managing Director, Cascade Partners
Ms. Stacey Bechdolt (Vice-Chair)
Engineering & Air Safety (Attorney), Air Line Pilots Association
Lt Gen Kevin McLaughlin, USAF (Ret)
President, McLaughlin Global Associates
Mr. Karl Geng
President and CEO (Retired), Siemens Communications
Class of 2023
Lt Col Richard Flowers, CAP
Ms. Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison
Change Management Advisor & Leadership Coach, Federal Aviation Administration
Dr. Peggy Chabrian
CEO/President, Chabrian Aviation
Class of 2024
Col Curtis Boehmer, CAP
Mediator, Silver Eagle Services LLC
Mr. Paul Graziani
Chief Executive Officer, AGI
Brig Gen Leon Johnson, USAF (Ret)
Immediate Past President, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.