The annual gala brings together military families, veterans, scholarship recipients and members of the North Texas community. The money raised will be used to provide educational scholarships to our nation’s most deserving families, the ones that sacrifice to protect our freedoms.
Marilyn and Mike Berry and Molly and Rusty Reid, Honorary Chairs
Host Committee: Kristen and Nicholas Cassavechia, Macy and Gordon Huddleston, Annie and Travis Jones, Meredith and Daniel Rath, Brittany and Aaron Sizemore.
Event: Dinner, auction and dance the night away with Emerald City
Tickets: $250 each. Sponsorships begin at $5,000 up to $250,000 Title Sponsor.
Contact: Sarah Duncan firstname.lastname@example.org or Meredith Connolly email@example.com or call 972-773-9289.
Folds of Honor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Its educational scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, tuition for college, technical or trade school and post-graduate work, including a master’s degree, doctorate, or professional program. Funds for a second bachelor’s degree or trade/technical program certification are also available.
Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 35,000 scholarships totaling more than $160 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities. It is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on GuideStar, with 91 cents of every dollar donated going directly to scholarships.
Folds of Honor was founded as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization in 2007 by Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, a PGA Member and F-16 fighter pilot currently stationed at Eglin AFB Florida as a member of 301st Fighter Squadron and served three tours of duty in Iraq. As he returned home from his second tour of duty in Iraq on a domestic flight, the airline pilot announced they were carrying the remains of a fallen soldier, asking passengers to respectfully remain seated while the casket deboarded. He watched as the family of the deceased walked somberly alongside the flag-covered casket. Among them was the young son of the fallen Corporal. Seeing the other side of the war through the eyes of this fallen soldier’s child was life-altering. He decided he had to do something to pay tribute to American service members and their families, and thus, Folds of Honor was born.
For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship visit https://northtexas.foldsofhonor.org/