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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

The following funds have been established in the Civil Air Patrol Foundation:

August Trust Endowment Fund  

Lt. Col. Richard Brinkman FLWG Cadet Scholarship Fund

Lt. Col. William Bruring Unrestricted Fund

Lt Col Kenneth J. Bureau Memorial Flight Scholarship

Cooper Scholarship

Detroit Chapter #9, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Scholarship

Lt. Col. Chaplain Jack Etheridge Scholarship Fund  

Major Randall Diaz Memorial Scholarship Fund Endowment

Cornelia Fort Flight Scholarship

Richard Gilson Syracuse Cadet Squadron Fund

Col. Carolyn Guertin Scholarship Endowment

Lt. Col. Ruth Grogan Estate Fund

Col. Gene Hartman Missouri Wing Flight Scholarship Fund

Lt. Col. William E. Hanna, Jr., USAFR Flight Scholarship Fund  

Hunt Family Cadet Scholarship

Malcolm Kyser Scholarship Fund

Lt. Col. Edward J. Myzie Flight Academy Scholarship 

Nebraska Wing Endowment Fund  

Col. Darin Ninness New Hampshire Wing Endowment

William Penn Foundation Flight Scholarship  

Ingeborg Pickard Estate Fund

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 

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