40 Years: 1980 - 2020

SOWF Program Update Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Our Enduring Promise: Special Operations Warrior Foundation Program Update Amidst COVID-19 Crisis Response

March 25, 2020

Valued Family Members, Supporters, and Partners:

Special Operations Warrior Foundation continues to monitor and respond to COVID-19 health and safety concerns. Despite work-from-home arrangements, our incredible Scholarships and Family Outreach team (SFO) remain in regular contact with our students and families. SFO is always a phone call away to help students and families navigate any questions or challenges that may arise. The foundation remains poised and ready to immediately support any families of severely wounded Warriors, as well.

Despite the challenges and uncertainty of our time, SOWF's mission continues on a daily basis. Some of our students might not walk across a stage in cap and gown at the end of their spring semester, but they will graduate, and SOWF will be by their side.

Some students might begin their freshman year of college taking online classes from home instead of attending in a classroom, but we will support all of their academic needs and continue empowering our students for future success.

Over the next month, SOWF is honoring our fallen Warriors and commemorating the achievements of their children through the “40 for 40" campaign on social media. This unique campaign shares 40 stories and "promises kept" in the 40 days leading up to our 40th anniversary on 24 April.

Follow SOWF on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to read each story and find true inspiration in these challenging times.

Student success is always our number one priority.
Click here to meet one of SOWF's incredible students, Terronne Cuthrell:

Special Operations Warrior Foundation would also like to highlight and thank our highly valued corporate donors for their ongoing support. We encourage the SOWF community to support them as able during this difficult time:

  • Rite Rug Holdings
  • Mission BBQ
  • American Airlines – SOWF’s official airline for Gold Star student travel
  • PGA/Birdies for the Brave
  • Bank of America
  • Florida Wireless Association
  • Pinch-A-Penny
  • iHeart Media
  • HP
  • EY
  • Dex Imaging
  • J.F. Lehman Bros.
  • Kforce
  • New York Yankees

Our Enduring Promise to Warrior families continues, and we thank you in advance for your continued support.


Clay Hutmacher
Major General, U.S. Army, Retired
President and CEO
Special Operations Warrior Foundation

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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. 

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