Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Our mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to the children of military personnel killed in the line of duty.
In 1989, five days before Christmas, Sergeant William Delaney Gibbs from the 7th Infantry Division was killed in action during Operation Just Cause in Panama, leaving behind a young wife and an unborn daughter. Our Founder and President, David Kim, served with Sergeant Gibbs and was inspired by his sacrifice to establish Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation as a way to help Sgt. Gibb’s daughter and the thousands of children like her.
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Did you know that nearly half of the surveyed Fallen Patriots student community reported they lost their full-time or pa...
06/02/2020

Did you know that nearly half of the surveyed Fallen Patriots student community reported they lost their full-time or part-time job due to #COVID19? Read the full survey results here: https://bit.ly/2y6pl6F

Fallen Patriots is honored to support our wonderful students as they pursue their educational goals. We want to share wi...
06/01/2020

Fallen Patriots is honored to support our wonderful students as they pursue their educational goals. We want to share with you words from one of our very own 2020 graduates. "I am very grateful for the help I received while in school. Everyone involved whether it be the donors or the Children of Fallen Patriots staff helped me reach a goal that I promised my mom before she passed away that I would obtain. I will forever be grateful for all the people that helped me." - Zach L., Fallen Patriots 2020 Graduate

"My dad would be proud to see how deeply I embrace everyday life and all of its opportunities. He was always encouraging...
05/31/2020

"My dad would be proud to see how deeply I embrace everyday life and all of its opportunities. He was always encouraging me to be confident in myself and try new things, and I know he would be so proud of the person I have become."

Katie remembers her father as a "Marine's Marine," who took his role seriously but knew when to be a goofy dad. "He was ...
05/30/2020

Katie remembers her father as a "Marine's Marine," who took his role seriously but knew when to be a goofy dad. "He was fiercely loyal and strong willed, but also so goofy and loving. He had a deep and billowy laugh, paired with a wide smile that instantly filled a room with happiness and made me feel at home. He was serious about many things; his command and taking care of his marines, for example, but he also knew when to just be Ben Palmer: a goofy dad and husband. He was the best father imaginable for my little family and his legacy lives on through all who knew him. We all miss him so much."

On May 12, 2011, U.S. Marine Corps Lt.Col Palmer lost his life while serving overseas during Operation Enduring Freedom....
05/29/2020

On May 12, 2011, U.S. Marine Corps Lt.Col Palmer lost his life while serving overseas during Operation Enduring Freedom. "My dad’s military service will forever be a part of who I am. The dedication and loyalty that he served with for over 20 years in the Marine Corps is something that I carry with me and try to implement everyday within my own life. I am proud of my dad's service, and even prouder to be his living legacy."

Throughout her college career, Katie participated in numerous extracurriculars at the University of South Carolina. "I h...
05/28/2020

Throughout her college career, Katie participated in numerous extracurriculars at the University of South Carolina. "I have always been the type to bloom where I am planted and that is exactly what I did throughout my four years at USC. I have served on the Executive Council of my sorority Gama Phi Beta, served as the Deputy Secretary of University Relations for Student Government, and worked as a Girls on the Run coach at a local elementary school three afternoons a week. I also worked as the Operations Coordinator Intern at City Year Columbia, a nonprofit that works to help students and schools in high-need communities succeed."

We're thrilled to have Katie join the Fallen Patriots team as a Scholarship Administrator! "Helping others is a trait th...
05/27/2020

We're thrilled to have Katie join the Fallen Patriots team as a Scholarship Administrator! "Helping others is a trait that has long been engrained into who I am, so I have always known I wanted to go into nonprofit work. I am looking forward to working for an organization that has impacted my life in such a positive way and cannot wait to do the same for others through this position!"

Earlier this month, Fallen Patriots scholar Katie Palmer graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in ...
05/26/2020

Earlier this month, Fallen Patriots scholar Katie Palmer graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Public Health and a minor in Political Science. Katie is the daughter of U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin James "Chili" Palmer.

"May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn't free." - Sgt. Major Bill Paxton Today, and every day, we remembe...
05/25/2020

"May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn't free." - Sgt. Major Bill Paxton

Today, and every day, we remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We are so proud of our students and work to ensure that the sacrifice made by their parents is never forgotten. #MemorialDay

As an EMT on the front lines of the #COVID19 pandemic, Gabe remembers when it all became a reality to him: "At first it ...
05/24/2020

As an EMT on the front lines of the #COVID19 pandemic, Gabe remembers when it all became a reality to him: "At first it was hard to grasp because I’ve never experienced something like this before. I had my first COVID-19 patient at work in the beginning of the pandemic, and it was a little nerve-wracking putting on a Tyvek suit with boot covers, N-95 surgical mask and goggles. It was not normal for us to always wear this gear. The increase in patients with the symptoms of the virus became a daily occurrence at work and became more of a reality as time passed. We are constantly washing our hands and wearing our protective gear to help prevent any spread."

In 2005, Gabe's father passed away while serving overseas in Iraq. Now an EMT, Gabe shared his perspective about the val...
05/24/2020

In 2005, Gabe's father passed away while serving overseas in Iraq. Now an EMT, Gabe shared his perspective about the value life holds: "After losing my dad, I learned that life is precious and that you never know when it is going to be your last time seeing your family, friends, or significant other. You should really cherish each moment you have with them and make the most of it and be kind to others, because you don’t know what’s going on in their life and what they’re feeling."

As Memorial Day approaches, Fallen Patriots knows that each one of our students has special memories and ways of honorin...
05/22/2020

As Memorial Day approaches, Fallen Patriots knows that each one of our students has special memories and ways of honoring the parent they have lost in the line of duty. One of our students, Gabe Rangel, son of U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Ray Rangel, was inspired by his father's military service and work as a firefighter to become an Emergency Medical Technician.

"Hopefully, people will be inspired to contribute to this organization because Americans should not forget the fallen, b...
05/21/2020
CHILDREN OF FALLEN PATRIOTS

"Hopefully, people will be inspired to contribute to this organization because Americans should not forget the fallen, but also should not forget their families. This organization needs people’s support to make sure that every child of someone who served and died can achieve their goal of going to college without having a financial burden." Read more, via Military Press Newspaper:

Memorial Day is approaching and Americans should think about those who died serving their country, but should also consider their families left behind.  One organization, Children of Fall…

Round up your purchase at J&P Cycles and support Fallen Patriots today! J&P Cycles will match each round up donation. Le...
05/20/2020

Round up your purchase at J&P Cycles and support Fallen Patriots today! J&P Cycles will match each round up donation. Learn more: www.jpcycles.com/fallen-patriots

Did you know that nearly half of the surveyed Fallen Patriots community reported they lost their full-time or part-time ...
05/19/2020

Did you know that nearly half of the surveyed Fallen Patriots community reported they lost their full-time or part-time job due to COVID-19? Learn more about how you can support scholars: https://bit.ly/2wbqKnA

"I am so proud to be a recipient of the Children of Fallen Patriots Scholarship during the course of my college career. ...
05/18/2020

"I am so proud to be a recipient of the Children of Fallen Patriots Scholarship during the course of my college career. As my final semester comes to a close, it is with so much appreciation that I thank all the people who so generously support Children of the Fallen Patriots." - Katie Z., Fallen Patriots Scholar

Throughout #MilitaryAppreciationMonth, we remain committed to our students as many finish their college semesters across...
05/17/2020
Impact of COVID-19 on Children of Fallen Patriots Student Community — Children of Fallen Patriots

Throughout #MilitaryAppreciationMonth, we remain committed to our students as many finish their college semesters across the nation. Learn how these students have overcome numerous barriers in the midst of #COVID19:

In mid-April 2020, Children of Fallen Patriots partnered with ScoutComms and its research division ScoutInsight, to conduct a survey of its scholar community to assess the financial, educational, and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on its students. Children of Fallen Patriots contacted 1932 curren

On this #ArmedForcesDay, we thank the brave men and women serving our nation. Your sacrifices are treasured and remember...
05/16/2020

On this #ArmedForcesDay, we thank the brave men and women serving our nation. Your sacrifices are treasured and remembered today and every day. Thank you!

"Thank you for all of your support during this time and overall. This organization is a wonderful resource to families o...
05/15/2020

"Thank you for all of your support during this time and overall. This organization is a wonderful resource to families of the fallen. I can’t say thank you enough. God Bless!" - Rachel, Fallen Patriots Scholar

#MilitaryAppreciationMonth

Motorcycle enthusiasts! Support Fallen Patriots with every purchase made at J&P Cycles - round up your purchase today! w...
05/14/2020

Motorcycle enthusiasts! Support Fallen Patriots with every purchase made at J&P Cycles - round up your purchase today! www.jpcycles.com/fallen-patriots

We're LIVE in one hour on Instagram with Tim Montana! Come say hi!
05/13/2020

We're LIVE in one hour on Instagram with Tim Montana! Come say hi!

Today is #ChildrenOfFallenPatriotsDay - a day dedicated to the children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Near...
05/13/2020

Today is #ChildrenOfFallenPatriotsDay - a day dedicated to the children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Nearly 20,000 surviving military children have made the ultimate sacrifice. Fallen Patriots is honored to serve this community of dedicated and resilient students. Learn more about our mission: https://www.fallenpatriots.org/who-we-are

Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. ET on Instagram. Hear from one of our past students as we go live with country ...
05/12/2020

Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. ET on Instagram. Hear from one of our past students as we go live with country music singer Tim Montana! Hope you can join us!

While college graduates across the nation face uncertainty in the job market, Fallen Patriots remains committed to our s...
05/11/2020
Pour one out for 2020 grads. It'll be hard to find a job in this market

While college graduates across the nation face uncertainty in the job market, Fallen Patriots remains committed to our scholars every step of the way. We're honored to have partners that continue to provide assistance with internships and job opportunities!

The coronavirus outbreak makes finding jobs more difficult for everyone. College seniors face unique career challenges.

This Mother’s Day, Children of Fallen Patriots recognizes the often thankless work and tireless dedication mothers displ...
05/10/2020

This Mother’s Day, Children of Fallen Patriots recognizes the often thankless work and tireless dedication mothers display to their family. Today, we especially remember the mothers who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country, as well as the mothers who have lost their loved ones in the line of duty.

We're honored to serve the military community and the children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. "Thank you fo...
05/09/2020

We're honored to serve the military community and the children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. "Thank you for blessing us with everything you do to help families during this pandemic. God bless." - Fallen Patriots Scholar

More than 40% of our surveyed Fallen Patriots scholars and their families have experienced additional or unforeseen expe...
05/08/2020
Donate to CFP Donation Page

More than 40% of our surveyed Fallen Patriots scholars and their families have experienced additional or unforeseen expenses (such as travel, moving, loss of on-campus dining and housing) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Support Fallen Patriots scholars and help them persevere in their education today:

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Did you know that nearly half of the surveyed Fallen Patriots community reported they had lost their full-time or part-t...
05/07/2020

Did you know that nearly half of the surveyed Fallen Patriots community reported they had lost their full-time or part-time job due to COVID-19? Learn more about how you can support scholars: https://bit.ly/2wbqKnA

In a recent Military Times article, hospitalization rates in the military are reported to be 50 times higher than the U....
05/06/2020
COVID-19 hospitalization rate 50 times higher in the military than in overall US

In a recent Military Times article, hospitalization rates in the military are reported to be 50 times higher than the U.S. hospitalization rate. While COVID-19 continues to affect our military and veteran communities, our commitment remains the same - to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who lost a parent in the line of duty. Read more here:

A hundred service members have been hospitalized so far.

We're seeing the COVID-19 crisis impact our Fallen Patriots scholars in multiple ways. One scholar shared, "I need assis...
05/05/2020

We're seeing the COVID-19 crisis impact our Fallen Patriots scholars in multiple ways. One scholar shared, "I need assistance with finances to focus on my new online learning needs. I lost my part time job and live in an apartment. My expenses are only increasing while my income is decreasing."

Today on #GivingTuesdayNow, we ask for your support as dedicated students work to navigate new routines, unexpected expenses and uncertain futures. Together, we can ensure these students continue to pursue their educational goals - without additional financial burdens. Donate now: https://bit.ly/2SAKjl1

"Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other r...
05/04/2020

"Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard." - President John F. Kennedy.

May is National Military Appreciation Month. This month, and every month, Fallen Patriots is honored to support military families and their children in education and career aspirations.

Fallen Patriots is thrilled to announce that J&P Cycles will match riders’ round-up of their purchases to support the Ch...
05/03/2020

Fallen Patriots is thrilled to announce that J&P Cycles will match riders’ round-up of their purchases to support the Children of Fallen Patriots mission. Round up your purchase today: https://www.jpcycles.com/fallen-patriots.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the military and veteran community. In the Fallen Patriots survey asse...
05/02/2020
More than a quarter of military families have less than $500 in emergency funds survey finds

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the military and veteran community. In the Fallen Patriots survey assessing the impact on our community, almost 70 percent of 448 respondents said their schools had not offered financial relief to cover things like tuition, room and board. Read more, via Military Times:

Approximately 27 percent currently serving active duty, in the Reserves, or in the National Guard have less than $500 socked away in emergency savings.

Earlier this month, Fallen Patriots surveyed almost 500 members of our community to learn how COVID-19 has impacted Gold...
05/01/2020
Impact of COVID-19 on Children of Fallen Patriots Student Community — Children of Fallen Patriots

Earlier this month, Fallen Patriots surveyed almost 500 members of our community to learn how COVID-19 has impacted Gold Star families and their education. Take a look at the findings here:

In mid-April 2020, Children of Fallen Patriots partnered with ScoutComms and its research division ScoutInsight, to conduct a survey of its scholar community to assess the financial, educational, and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on its students. Children of Fallen Patriots contacted 1932 curren

Angela would describe her father as a lover nature who taught her survival skills that she carries with her today. She r...
04/30/2020

Angela would describe her father as a lover nature who taught her survival skills that she carries with her today. She remembers his fondness for snakes and other reptiles, calling him "Snake Man!"

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

We are dedicated to serving the families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The vision of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to ensure that every child of a fallen patriot receives all necessary college funding.


  • We believe a college education is the single most important gift we can give these children.

  • We believe this is an important investment in the future of America.

  • We believe this is one of the best ways we can honor those who died defending our country.
  • Learn more: www.fallenpatriots.org

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    I cannot say thank you enough to this organization. Preparing to send my oldest off to college is overwhelming. It’s one of the many times I miss my life partner, my sounding board, my Marine. Opening the email today and seeing your generosity brought tears to my eyes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Here’s his Senior ad for the yearbook.
    With the support of, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. My son, entered his 1st year at ASU, without me having how to figure out, How too make up the difference in tuition. This was his dream school to attend. He is such a kind and gentle soul. When we calculated the cost, after the Fry scholarship and Academic scholarship granted by the school. There was still a sizable balance. He said, “I’ll go to school locally and work. When I save up enough. I’ll reapply” I, had receive the Foundation newsletter and took a chance and called. And off he went. Thank you, Thank you, Thank You. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. For assisting in getting, my son to his dream school with no tuition worries. Below is a photo of me dropping him at the airport, to begin his Sophomore year at ASU Carey Business School.
    Four years ago, I posted about the view from my desk. Today, I'm sharing a picture from about an hour ago. I'm graduating right now with a Master's in Educational Leadership. The view just keeps getting more and more amazing. Your support during my undergrad degree changed my life, the lives of all the students I have worked with and all the students I will work with in the future. Thank you.
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    This is some of the most important work that can be done for these kids; to provide the opportunity to gain their education in place of the loss of a lifelong significant parental relationship. I have struggled alone throughout life to achieve my education, which I believe is the great equalizer. A loving community of support will help the child to overcome the obstacles of being a member of an historically invisible population who carry the greatest torch of sacrifice for our fallen soldiers and for every citizen of this great Nation. Gold Star Daughter of a National Hero, Bruce Alan Grandstaff (KIA 5/18/67) awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, posthumous.
    Please Join us in helping our Gold Star families enjoy their Christmas. We invite you to donate or adoupt a Gold Star child or family,
    Ryan Lee Ryan Lee Gehris made it to “The Hill” in St Louis Mo today - what a wonderful young man to be an Ambassador for your cause - I will share & hope everyone jumps on his “bandwagon” ! You go Ry-Ry ! You make your Mama proud!! Please share, my friends!!