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Semper Vigilans Society Registration Form

Civil Air Patrol Semper Vigilans Society

Semper means “always” in Latin and is an integral part of Civil Air Patrol’s motto “Semper Vigilans” meaning always vigilant or always ready.

Civil Air Patrol established the Semper Vigilans Society in 2020 to recognize the generosity of members, alumni, parents, grandparents, national staff, and friends who have made provisions for CAP in their estate plans. These planned gifts ensure CAP is always ready for the future.

Qualifying commitments may be of any amount and may be directed to support programs of the donor’s choice. Donors are encouraged to consider gift designations that provide as much flexibility as possible to meet the changing needs of the future.

Types of gifts which may be included: will, revocable living trust, life insurance, beneficiary designation on a retirement account or other deferred gift arrangement.


In recognition of their special relationship with Civil Air Patrol, Semper Vigilans Society members will receive:

  • Lifetime stewardship
  • Invitation to the annual membership luncheon (held in the Spring)
  • Invitations to major Civil Air Patrol events
  • Recognition on the Semper Vigilans Society Honor Roll (if desired)
  • Complimentary subscription to CAP’s Volunteer Magazine
  • Complimentary inclusion in receiving the monthly Alumni & Friends E-News
  • Updates about legacy giving including estate planning tips and information

Joining the Semper Vigilans Society

Once you decide to make an estate gift to support CAP, inclusion as a member takes just three simple steps:

  1. Document your gift. With the help of your professional advisors, include a gift to the Civil Air Patrol or Civil Air Patrol Foundation — through a bequest life insurance or living trust — in your estate plan. A gift of any size qualifies you for membership.

  1. Submit your Semper Vigilans Society Membership form. Complete the form and return it to Civil Air Patrol’s Development Office. We will keep the details of your gift confidential, and you are welcome to decline public recognition.

  1. Notify the Development Department at CAP. Send a copy of your will, trust agreement or insurance policy to us.  You may copy just the relevant part of your will or trust agreement or the cover and beneficiary pages of your insurance policy. If you and your spouse both seek membership and have separate wills, please submit copies of both documents. This applies also to trust agreements and insurance policies. 



First Name


Last Name


Spouse Name






Home Phone


Cell Phone




CAP ID (if known) optional


Please indicate the type of gift you have planned for Civil Air Patrol.

Bequest in my will or through a Revocable Trust

Charitable Remainder or Lead Trust

Life Insurance

Retirement Plan/IRA



Notes regarding gift:


My planned gift is: (optional)

A percentage of my estate

A specific amount


The Semper Vigilans Society honors those who include CAP with a planned gift.

Yes, Civil Air Patrol and/or Civil Air Patrol Foundation may publicly include my/our name(s) in Semper Vigilans Society’s listings.

No, Civil Air Patrol may not publicly include my/our name(s) in Semper Vigilans Society’s listings.

Name(s) as you wish to be listed in public acknowledgements










Return Form to Civil Air Patrol Development, P.O. Box 9251, Montgomery, AL 36108-2342

For more information contact Kristina E. Jones, CFRE, Chief of Philanthropy and President/Executive Director Civil Air Patrol Foundation, at 888-426-4227 (toll-free) or via email at

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