Members of the Corwin Family have created the Foundation to honor the life and legacy of Captain Scott Corwin. We remain devoted to his brothers in arms, and strive to help members of the military and their families.
We also created a scholarship in Scott's name to encourage high school athletes to excel not only on the field, but in the classroom and in their community as well.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax deductible. We have no paid employees - all of the officers and board members volunteer their time and talents.
We direct virtually every dollar that we receive to our causes. We do this in honor of Scott, in our efforts to continue his legacy of selfless commitment to his nation.
Hinsdale South High School Senior Cameron Maher is the recipient of the 2013 Captain Scott Corwin Award for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership. The Award was presented by Foundation vice president and sister of Scott Jamie Gronko on November 20th at the Darien, Illinois high school as part of the Falls Sports Awards Night.
Cameron was chosen by the board of directors of the Captain Scott Corwin Award after reviewing resumes and interview information. We were proud to select Cameron as the 2013 recipient of the Corwin Award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship for helping with his higher educational needs.
This year's Award marks the 8th consecutive year that it has been presented to a member of the Hinsdale South High School football team in honor of Scott, where he played during the mid 1990's. The $1,000 also marks a total of $16,000 awarded in scholarships since 2006.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation wants to thank Head Coach Mike Barry and his staff for their help and continued support of the Award.
On Saturday, September 3rd in DeKalb Illinois, the Corwin Foundation hosted a pre-game tailgate and tickets to the Army-Northern Illinois football game for 100 guests. Included as guests were several wounded warriors from the Chicago area, scholarship recipients of the Captain Scott Corwin Award at Hinsdale South High School and their families, Alex Bitto from the staff at Hinsdale South, representatives from the Wounded Warrior Project and the Corwin family. Despite some inclimate weather and an Army loss, we hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation was honored to treat our guests to a day of Army football. As a added tribute, Allison Corwin and Jamie Gronko (sisters of Captain Scott Corwin) were on the field for the coin toss as the public address announcer spoke of Scott and the Foundation.
The Corwin Foundation would like to send a warm thank you to Ryan Harris of Northern Illinois University for all of his help with the event. We'd also like to thank the folks at Whitman's Catering in DeKalb, especially Bruce and Debbie, for the outstanding food and service (best brats in town!). A big thanks also goes to Suzanne Seloover and her staff at the Wounded Warrior Project of Chicago, and Carol Bush with the Army Athletic Office for their wonderful support. These folks were instrumental in helping us plan this event, and we couldn't have done it without them. We'd also like to thank Mike Staniec, and Peter and Colleen Sheehan for their help setting up the event on Saturday prior to the tailgate.
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Rodger Asai, an ex-Marine, has gone to great lengths to honor those that have fallen during the Iraq War era. His Remembrance Rug includes a symbol for everyone that he is aware has perished due to the war. The rug includes a triangle for Captain Scott Corwin. Scott's patch on the rug is marked in the photo by a crystal marble.
Rodger has told the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation anyone wanting a photo of their loved one's piece of the rug, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation has embarked on another Troop support initiative with its Project 1. The program is well underway, as letters were sent out to all 128 Division I college football teams across the country asking them to send a #1 jersey for the 1st Aviation Company, Ist Division from Fort Riley, Kansas. The 1-1 ARB is currently serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
This is the Corwin Foundation's third project of its kind, duplicating the successes of previous Project 92 in 2005 and Project 4 in 2008. We hope to top our previous record of 64 jerseys received under the Project 4 banner. All jerseys and related items sent to the Foundation are shipped to the 1-1 ARB to be raffled off to the 500 Soldier Battalion.
We've been blessed by the outpouring of support by the colleges and university football teams from every corner of the country, displaying their support of the Troops with their #1 jersey. We can't thank them enough for the morale that their jerseys provide to the Soldiers that we've supported in the past, and for our current Project 1
In December of 2012, during the holidays, the US Airways Operations Control Center near Pittsburgh, PA turned their holiday cheer into support of our Troops. The unit on the receiving end of this support was Task Force Gunslinger stationed at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan. 14 boxes of food, treats and supplies were shipped to TF Gunslinger all donated by the folks at the OPS Center. The OPS Center also covered the more than $600 in shipping costs to get the boxes to FOB Sharana.
Major Corey James, an Apache pilot and the contact for the project, expressed his deep appreciation on behalf of the Task Force. One email he sent on receiving the boxes sent simply read "Wow"!
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to thank everyone at the US Airways OPS Center for the tremendous support of TF Gunslinger. These folks always put their best face forward when it comes to supporting the Troops, and they did so again with this project.
In front of an assembly of the entire student body, Captain Scott Corwin was inducted into the Hinsdale South High School Hall of Fame. In a ceremony led by principal Dr. Brian Waterman on Thursday morning, November 17th, Scott's life bio was read to the assembly, followed by an acceptance speech by Scott's sister Allison Corwin. A luncheon was provided by the Hinsdale South Foundation for the family shortly after the ceremony. Scott was inducted along with Mr. Ross Rice (Class of 1974), a special agent with the FBI.
The Corwin family would like to thank the Hinsdale South Foundation, president Brian Ormiston and the board of directors for the selection of Scott into the Hall of Fame. We are very proud of Scott's induction, and thankful to the Hinsdale South Foundation for their recognition of Scott's contributions in his short life.
The Defense Department's Uniformed Services University is conducting the nation's first large-scale study of the impact of a Service Members death. Members of the Corwin family have volunteered for this study, and we encourage anyone in this situation to take part and help with this important research. The death could have resulted from combat, accident, illness or suicide, and the family member can be a spouse, parent, sibling, or child by birth, marriage or adoption.
To contact the Center for the study of Traumatic stress, go to this website: Military Survivor Study
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The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation has developed a simple but effective way to say 'Thank You' to our military men and women.
Officers and Board Members of the Foundation have been supplied with our ATY's, Airport Thank You Cards with a gift card inside. The cards say "On behalf of the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation, a small token of our appreciation for what you do for all of us".
Included with the Thank You Card is a $10 gift voucher for a food vendor within the airport where they can get a meal. As we travel the country, we have been greeting uniformed members of the military, thanking them for their service, and giving them our ATY's. The feedback from those who have received these Thank You's has been extremely positive.
If you're in the military, look for the ATY's from our Foundation members. If you'd like to help us with our Airport Thank You Program, go to our 'Donation' page and contribute your $10 for an ATY for our military men and women.