In 2006, GLOCK made a commitment to donate $1 Million to Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), they have since surpassed that commitment. On October 8, 2018 at the Association of the United States Army Conference in Washington, DC GLOCK presented $100,000 to SOWF bringing their donation total to $1.3 million.
Since GLOCK’s first donation to SOWF, 653 children of fallen have been added to SOWF’s programs. These children survive the 537 special operators who have given their lives in the line of duty since 2006. GLOCK’s unwavering commitment to support the families of fallen special operations personnel allows Special Operations Warrior Foundation to make the promise to every one of those children that their education will be paid for.
GLOCK has equipped and protected many of our servicemembers over the years and their support has a special place in the heart of the families of fallen. In a letter written to GLOCK by Logan Cooper-Fitzpatrick, Logan writes “One of my only possessions from my father is his Glock17, I cherish it and love it. It means so much that the company who made it took care of me and my sister.” Logan’s father, Army Captain Charles Cooper, a special operations aviator, lost his life in 1991.
GLOCK Vice President, Josh Dorsey, presented the check to Admiral Eric Olson, USN, Ret., Chairman of the Board of Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Also in attendance and accepting on behalf of SOWF was scholarship recipient and recent college graduate, Mark Wilson, and Colonel Andy Anderson, USA, Ret., SOWF Board of Directors.
SOWF gave me the opportunity that my dad would have wanted me to have.
SOWF provided me with the tools to be successful, both in school and in life. They gave me the opportunity to intern with them, which was a learning experience that helped me in many ways. They are an organization that I trust and believe in wholeheartedly. I believe the staff and volunteers of SOWF truly care about each child, and they make it their mission to help them in any way they can.Kaylee Henry Read More
SOWF has been there since day one of my associate degree.
They have always made sure I got what I needed for my living expenses as well as my semester expenses. They not only have given me financial stability when I needed it the most, but also moral and emotional support. If it wasn’t for SOWF I wouldn’t be the professional teacher that I am today. For every success that I made and continue to make in my life, SOWF will be there at the top of the list for all of the thanks and recognition that they deserve for helping me carve my future.Steven Schmauss Read More
I cannot begin to express my gratitude,
knowing throughout the college admissions process, that the financial burden of college was no longer on our family. I am forever thankful for all the incredible things SOWF does for military personnel and their families. I am proud to be attending my dream school, the University of Chicago, because of all the Foundation does to honor those who have given their lives.Forrest Haydon Read More