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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. 

If you're interested in learning more about setting up a permanent scholarship or endowment fund,  or establishing a fund for a specific CAP activity, program, squadron or wing, contact us today

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Click here to learn more about estate planning

 

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

Retired, Attorney

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.

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