About The Foundation - Helping Those Who Serve

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.

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David Nkansah is 2017 Corwin Award Recipient

The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation named David Nkansah as the 2017 Captain Scott Corwin Award recipient for 2017. The Award was presented by Foundation president Allison Corwin at the annual Fall Sports Award Night at Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Illinois. The Award is presented annually to a Hinsdale South football player for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership in honor of Scott. Scott co-captained the 1994 squad before attending West Point and graduating in 1999.

David was an outstanding candidate and had incredible accomplishments both on and off the field. He epitomizes the student-athlete at Hinsdale South and reflected the type of young man the Corwin Foundation is proud to acknowledge. The Award includes a $1,000 scholarship.

This year's Award marked the 12th consecutive year that the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation has recognized a Hinsdale South football player for their outstanding leadership. It also marked $20,000 the Corwin Foundation has granted in scholarships since 2006.

The Foundation would like to thank Coach Mike Barry for his help and continuing the legacy of the Captain Scott Corwin Award.

Corwin Foundation Hosts Army Tailgate

Portraits for the Fallen

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 inclement 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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Remembrance Rug

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.

Portraits for the Fallen

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 rodgerasai@gmail.com

  Gazette Times: Rug maintains memory of fallen

Airport "Thank You" Program Underway

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.

Foundation Brings Gold Star Families To Bowl Game

The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation treated Gold Star Family members not only to an Army bowl game, but an Army overtime victory against North Texas. The Foundation provided free tickets to the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl game on December 27th, 2016 at the old Cotton Bowl for about 30 Gold Star Family members. Also attending were Soldiers from the American Airlines Operations Center and members of the Survivor Outreach Services of Fort Worth.

"What a game they saw”, a Foundation member said, "and the kids that were in our group seemed to have a great time. It's always a blessing to see these families enjoy themselves after what they've been through". The Gold Star families were presented specially designed Gold Star scarves to wear as a gift from the Corwin Foundation.

The Corwin Foundation would like to thank Chelsea, Vaccarra and Elisa Marquis from the Survivor Outreach Services for all of their wonderful help and friendship. We would also like to thank Zoe Cohen from the Army ticket Office at West Point for her help.

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120 Foundation Guests Go To Army-Notre Dame Game

More than 120 guests of the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation attended the Army-Notre Dame football game Saturday, November 12th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Guests included Gold Star Family members, Soldiers from the Brooke Army Medical Center, past patients of BAMC and Foundation members. The day included a tailgate prior to the game adjacent to BAMC catered by Rudy's BBQ.

Although the game was disappointing for the Army crowd, we had a wonderful time meeting the Gold Star Families and the Soldiers from the Medical Corps and the Warfare Transition Battalion. They were truly a great group of young men and women who seemed to enjoy the day despite the score.

The Foundation would like to express our deep appreciation to Jutta Aviles, who spearheaded the effort for months prior to the event and right up to game time. We would also like to thank MaryAnn Christian from the Survivor Outreach Services for her help.

Foundation Connects With Armed Forces Bowl

The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation, in conjunction with ESPN, honored Veterans and Reservists on December 29th in Fort Worth, Texas at the Armed Forces Bowl. The game featured the Cal Golden Bears and the Air Force Academy's Falcons at Amon Carter Stadium.

The Corwin Foundation handed out nearly 100 free tickets at the American Airlines Integrated Operations Center and Flight Academy in Fort Worth to Veterans, Reservists and their families and friends, compliments of ESPN. The Foundation also donated $1,500 to the 'Honor a Hero' program for the game, which provided game tickets and access to the Bud Light Platinum Club and the ESPN VIP Party to Veterans.

The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to thank Bryan Delgado from ESPN for his help and generosity.

Project 1 A Success

Project 1

The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation has completed another jersey project for a military unit. Several college football teams sent their #1 jersey for our Project 1 in show of support for the 1st Aviation Company, 1st Division from Fort Riley, Kansas. The 1-1 ARB, an Army aviation unit, has completed their tour of duty in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

This was the Corwin Foundation's third project of its kind, duplicating the successes of previous Project 92 in 2005 and Project 4 in 2008. All jerseys and related items sent to the Foundation were shipped to the 1-1 ARB to be raffled off to the 500 Soldier battalion.

The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to thank all of the college teams that took part in our Project 1, and for the several personal letters from the head coaches that sent their support and encouragement to the Troops.

Thanks to Major Lee Robinson and his wife of the 1-1 ARB for all of their help and making this all happen.

US Airways OPS Center Helps The Troops

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.

Captain Scott Corwin Inducted Into Hinsdale South HOF

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.

  View the Hinsdale South Hall of Fame Story Plaque

Help With A Study For Families Of The Fallen

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

Corwin Foundation Receives Guidestar Exchange Seal

Portraits for the Fallen

The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is registered with Guidestar, a clearing house for both nonprofits and those who want to donate to a worthy cause. Guidestar is like a Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval operation, and the Corwin Foundation has been granted the Guidestar Exchange Seal for meeting their high standards of compliance and transparency.

Guidestar has just completed their Military Families Nonprofits Campaign, and the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation has been awarded the Top Rated Military Families Nonprofit List thanks to all of those who wrote reviews for the Foundation. Please visit Guidestar.org and Greatnonprofits.org and type in Captain Scott Corwin Foundation.