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 Civil Air Patrol Foundation promotes and supports Civil Air Patrol by providing direct funding to 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

Lt Col William Bruring Unrestricted Fund

Cornelia Fort Flight Scholarship

Maj Randall Diaz, FLWG Group 6 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

Col Gene Hartman Missouri Wing Flight Scholarship

Lt Col Edward J. Myzie Flight Academy Scholarship

Charles S. Rose Estate Unrestricted Fund

Capt Nick Schroder Cadet Scholarship Fund

Lt Col Ralph N Shaver, II Cadet Scholarship Fund

John A.  Soley Trust (Unrestricted Fund)

Charles and Lenke Tarr Endowment Fund benefitting Nellis Senior Squadron

West Virginia Wing Health Services Scholarship

William Penn Foundation Flight Scholarship


Our Civil Air Patrol Foundation Board of Trustees

Col Rajesh Kothari, CAP (Chair)

Managing Director, Cascade Partners

Ms. Stacey Bechdolt (Vice-Chair)

Engineering & Air Safety (Attorney), Air Line Pilots Association

Ms. Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison

Change Management Advisor & Leadership Coach, Federal Aviation Administration

Col Curtis Boehmer, CAP

Mediator, Silver Eagle Services LLC

Dr. Peggy Chabrian

CEO/President, Chabrian Aviation

Lt Col Richard Flowers, CAP

Retired, Attorney

Mr. Karl Geng

President and CEO (Retired), Siemens Communications

Mr. Paul Graziani

Chief Executive Officer (Retired), AGI

Brig Gen Leon Johnson, USAF (Ret)

Immediate Past President, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

Lt Gen Kevin McLaughlin, USAF (Ret)

President, McLaughlin Global Associates 

Brig Gen Leon Johnson, USAF (Ret)

Immediate Past President, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

Brig Gen Bernard Skoch, USAF (Ret)

Commisioner for CyberPatriot (Retired), Air & Space Forces Association


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