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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U.S. Army Sergeant Max Prosser passed away in September of 2017 due to a service-related illness. His daughter Cierra re...
02/14/2020

U.S. Army Sergeant Max Prosser passed away in September of 2017 due to a service-related illness. His daughter Cierra remembers her father with fondness, respect, and love. "My Dad was a larger than life person. He could do anything, solve any problem, heal any wound, and made it look so easy! Others would describe my Dad as loyal, competitive, light-hearted, and likeable." #FallenFriday #FallenPatriots

When Cierra was younger, her father would go to her little league games and watch her play - her entire family loved sof...
02/13/2020

When Cierra was younger, her father would go to her little league games and watch her play - her entire family loved softball. One lesson that her father taught her during a game in which she didn't swing on what he viewed as a pitch within range was to never pass on an opportunity. "I remember my Dad saying those exact words over 10 years later and probably will for the rest of my life." #ThrowbackThursday #FallenPatriots

02/12/2020
Jan and Craig Reasor

We are very grateful for #fallenpatriots supporters, Jan and Craig Reasor. They have provided nearly 65 years of education for our scholars! #honorthefallen #college #scholarships

Cierra believes that people who have gone through a similar loss do not have to be tough all the time. "There are people...
02/12/2020

Cierra believes that people who have gone through a similar loss do not have to be tough all the time. "There are people you can talk to, who will help you, and who have been in the same shoes as you. That doesn’t make it any easier, but you are not alone and you won’t ever be as long as you allow people to help you." #WednesdayWisdom #FallenPatriots

Fallen Patriots has helped Cierra become the first person in her family to graduate college. "As the second oldest of se...
02/11/2020

Fallen Patriots has helped Cierra become the first person in her family to graduate college. "As the second oldest of seven siblings, it is my ultimate goal to set the best example I can for them. Receiving a scholarship from Fallen Patriots has lessened my financial burden and allowed me to focus on school and making my family proud." #TuesdayThoughts #FallenPatriots

Fallen Patriots (fallenpatriots.org) is immensely thankful for the generosity of His Excellency Ambassador Meshal bin Ha...
02/10/2020

Fallen Patriots (fallenpatriots.org) is immensely thankful for the generosity of His Excellency Ambassador Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani and The Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington D.C. Their support provided a full four-year tuition to ten Fallen Patriot Scholars, allowing them to graduate debt free!

The mission Children of Fallen Patriots is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who lost a parent in the line of duty. Since our inception in 2002 we have been able to provide over $35 million in support to over 1,700 students, 600 of which have graduated debt free.

We are also especially thankful to General (ret.) David and Holly Petraeus (Fallen Patriots board member) for introducing Fallen Patriots to The Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington D.C. We are blessed to have partners who extend our mission into their networks in support of Fallen Patriots’ mission.

Cierra Prosser is a Fallen Patriots scholar and daughter of fallen U.S. Army Sergeant Max Prosser. Having graduated with...
02/10/2020

Cierra Prosser is a Fallen Patriots scholar and daughter of fallen U.S. Army Sergeant Max Prosser. Having graduated with a degree in Business Journalism this past December, Cierra is now working as an Account Manager at a marketing agency in Phoenix, Arizona. #MondayMotivation #FallenPatriots

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Michael Hawes lost his life in 2015, after more than 24 years of military service. “...
02/07/2020

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Michael Hawes lost his life in 2015, after more than 24 years of military service. “After he passed away, I spoke with many soldiers that he worked with and they all described him as a strong, brave, and confident leader and warrior. He loved us - soldiers he served with stated that he never stopped talking about us. I think my Dad would be incredibly proud of the person I have become and am continuing to grow into.” #FallenFriday #FallenPatriots

When asked about her favorite memory with her father, Kayla answered, "When we first got stationed in Japan, my Dad took...
02/06/2020

When asked about her favorite memory with her father, Kayla answered, "When we first got stationed in Japan, my Dad took me to the All-Star game at the Tokyo Dome so we could see our favorite team - the Boston Red Sox - play. This was one of my few memories that were one-on-one with my Dad, as most of them were with us as a family." #ThrowbackThursday #FallenPatriots

This February, we’re running an #instalove ❤️ contest in which one lucky winner will receive a box full of #FallenPatrio...
02/05/2020

This February, we’re running an #instalove ❤️ contest in which one lucky winner will receive a box full of #FallenPatriots merchandise straight to your doorstep! Hop on over to Instagram and post a picture illustrating your patriotism, tag @fallenpatriots and use the hashtag #instalove. Don’t miss out on your chance to win some quality Fallen Patriots swag! #instalove #fallenpatriots

For anyone who has gone through a similar loss, Kayla advises, “Honor your parent. They have given their all to ensure n...
02/05/2020

For anyone who has gone through a similar loss, Kayla advises, “Honor your parent. They have given their all to ensure not only your safety, but the safety of the entire nation. Without them here, we owe them to continue working hard and doing what we can to make them proud.” #WednesdayWisdom #FallenPatriots

Fallen Patriots is honored to support Kayla in her endeavors to attend the University of Alabama. “Never in my life did ...
02/04/2020

Fallen Patriots is honored to support Kayla in her endeavors to attend the University of Alabama. “Never in my life did I ever think I would be able to pursue an education like this. I know my Dad is cheering for me from up above, as well as my family back home in Texas. Now, Fallen Patriots is rooting for me as well." #TuesdayThoughts #FallenPatriots

Kayla Martin is the daughter of U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Michael Hawes. As a Fallen Patriots scholarship reci...
02/03/2020

Kayla Martin is the daughter of U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Michael Hawes. As a Fallen Patriots scholarship recipient, Kayla is currently in her fourth year studying criminal justice at the University of Alabama. She and her father chose this field when she was in middle school because he used to partner with Secret Service agents when he worked at West Point and always told her he could see her doing what they do. #MondayMotivation #FallenPatriots

U.S. Army Serviceman Matthew Stephen Farber lost his life in 1996 while on active duty. His daughter Alexandra describes...
01/31/2020

U.S. Army Serviceman Matthew Stephen Farber lost his life in 1996 while on active duty. His daughter Alexandra describes him as a man full of life, with a contagious smile and heart of gold. She also says, "Now that I am pursuing my education, I feel how proud he is. I have dreams of him dancing in spirit world, elated that – at last – his girl is on the right track." #FallenFriday #FallenPatriots

Fallen Patriots would like to recognize one of our biggest supporters, Ben Garland for making it to Super Bowl LIV. Than...
01/30/2020

Fallen Patriots would like to recognize one of our biggest supporters, Ben Garland for making it to Super Bowl LIV. Thanks Ben! #superbowl #superbow54

"My memory of him is a combination of a feeling, a figure of my imagination, and a compilation of stories and pictures s...
01/30/2020

"My memory of him is a combination of a feeling, a figure of my imagination, and a compilation of stories and pictures shared from my mother and all the members of his family. He was full of life, the light of whatever room he was in, his smile contagious and his heart of gold," says Alexandra about her father. #ThrowbackThursday #FallenPatriots

💕 Dr. Laura's Valentine's Day Boutique is the perfect place to shop for that special someone! ❤️ When you purchase Dr La...
01/29/2020

💕 Dr. Laura's Valentine's Day Boutique is the perfect place to shop for that special someone! ❤️ When you purchase Dr Laura's fine jewelry and glass art, you are directly contributing to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. We are so grateful 🙏 for Dr. Laura's generosity of donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale to support our mission of providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Learn more: https://www.fallenpatriots.org/drlaura

For anyone who has gone through a similar loss, Alexandra recommends seeing a therapist or (if open) psychic, asking for...
01/29/2020

For anyone who has gone through a similar loss, Alexandra recommends seeing a therapist or (if open) psychic, asking for stories and favorite memories of their parent, allowing themselves to grieve no matter how long it has been, and knowing they are not alone. #WednesdayWisdom #FallenPatriots

After she decided to study naturopathy, Alexandra was looking at a privately-run university that did not accept governme...
01/28/2020

After she decided to study naturopathy, Alexandra was looking at a privately-run university that did not accept government funding. Fallen Patriots was able to help her greatly with this financial hurdle. “The help from Fallen Patriots is truly what is making my dreams possible. I know going to this school and pursuing a Naturopathic Degree is what would make my father most proud.” #TuesdayThoughts #FallenPatriots

Fallen Patriots scholar Jaclyn Davis graduated from Old Dominion University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Marketing. Aimi...
01/27/2020

Fallen Patriots scholar Jaclyn Davis graduated from Old Dominion University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Marketing. Aiming to help Jaclyn with her career development, Fallen Patriots connected her to an opportunity with PepsiCo, where she spent the summer in Chicago as a Commercial Planning & Sales Technology Contractor. Jaclyn is currently working as a Marketing Specialist at DESMI.

Fallen Patriots’ goal is to help military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty in every way they can – before, during and after college. Thanks to our partners and supporters, we have been able to connect scholars like Jaclyn with 15 internship placements during or after college! #WhereAreTheyNow #FallenPatriots

💕 Dr. Laura's Valentine's Day Boutique is now open for Dr Laura's Family Members.  All proceeds from the sale of her per...
01/27/2020

💕 Dr. Laura's Valentine's Day Boutique is now open for Dr Laura's Family Members. All proceeds from the sale of her personally-designed and handcrafted items in the Valentine’s Day Boutique will benefit Fallen Patriots. Sign up now so you don't miss out on this beautiful glass art and jewelry at www.FallenPatriots.org/drlaura 💖

Alexandra Farber is the daughter of U.S. Army Serviceman Matthew Stephen Farber, who passed away in 1996 when she was on...
01/27/2020

Alexandra Farber is the daughter of U.S. Army Serviceman Matthew Stephen Farber, who passed away in 1996 when she was only one year old. As a Fallen Patriots scholarship recipient, Alexandra is studying naturopathy at the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education. She was inspired to choose this field because of her keen interest in the spiritual realm and her desire to heal traumatic wounds. #MondayMotivation #FallenPatriots

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kenneth Francis Roussel passed away in 2003. His daughter Madison remembers him as being loving...
01/24/2020

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kenneth Francis Roussel passed away in 2003. His daughter Madison remembers him as being loving, caring, goofy, funny, and devoted to his family. “My dad’s military service means so much to me. The fact that he was willing to risk his life for our country and for our freedoms just shows how amazing of a man he was,” shared Madison. #FallenFriday

Congratulations to Steve Cannon, member of #FallenPatriots Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, for being an NFL Sa...
01/23/2020

Congratulations to Steve Cannon, member of #FallenPatriots Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, for being an NFL Salute to Service Award Finalist for his exceptional efforts to honor and support members of the military community. He is CEO for Atlanta Falcons and also serves on the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund's Board of Directors. #salutetoservice

Madison cherishes all the of the time she spent with her father. "Some of my fondest memories of my dad are when he woul...
01/23/2020

Madison cherishes all the of the time she spent with her father. "Some of my fondest memories of my dad are when he would take me to the movies. I remember him bringing me to watch Stuart Little and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when I was a kid. I also remember him teaching me how to ride a bike." #ThrowbackThursday #FallenPatriots

Madison advises others individuals who have gone what she has gone through: "You may feel like you are alone or that no ...
01/22/2020

Madison advises others individuals who have gone what she has gone through: "You may feel like you are alone or that no one understands what you’ve been through, but there are people out there that do understand and they want to help. Surround yourself with people you love and that always allow you to express yourself." #WednesdayWisdom #FallenPatriots

01/21/2020
Share Your Story, Scholars!

We invite Fallen Patriots Scholars to share their testimonials and help us tell others what it means to be a scholarship recipient. If you are interested, please contact Lindsey Welsh by emailing [email protected] or by calling 571-346-7561. Good luck with your spring semester! ⭐ 🎓

Madison now serves as a Scholarship Administrator at Fallen Patriots because of the impact the foundation had on her dur...
01/21/2020

Madison now serves as a Scholarship Administrator at Fallen Patriots because of the impact the foundation had on her during college. “The fact that I can give so many students that same opportunity is so rewarding, and I know I am making a difference in their lives. It means so much to me to be a part of the Fallen Patriots family.” #TuesdayThoughts #FallenPatriots

In 2019, Fallen Patriots scholar Tyler Ball graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administrat...
01/20/2020

In 2019, Fallen Patriots scholar Tyler Ball graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with majors in Accounting and Finance. Fallen Patriots connected Tyler to an opportunity with Credit Suisse, where he is now thriving as a full-time Risk Analyst on the Scenario Analysis and Strategy Team in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Fallen Patriots’ goal is to help military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty in every way they can – before, during and after college. Thanks to our partners and supporters, we have been able to connect scholars like Tyler with 17 full-time placements post-graduation! #WhereAreTheyNow #FallenPatriots

Madison Roussel is the daughter of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kenneth Francis Roussel. With help from Fallen Patriots, Mad...
01/20/2020

Madison Roussel is the daughter of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kenneth Francis Roussel. With help from Fallen Patriots, Madison graduated with a double major in communications and history at the University of Kentucky and is now a part of the Fallen Patriots team working as a Scholarship Administrator. #MotivationMonday #FallenPatriots

Discover the full story of this past week's featured Fallen Patriots scholar Danielle Phaneuf here: https://bit.ly/2RhmE...
01/18/2020

Discover the full story of this past week's featured Fallen Patriots scholar Danielle Phaneuf here: https://bit.ly/2RhmE7F

#SuccessStory #FallenPatriots

U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Joseph Edgar Phaneuf II lost his life in 2006 while on active duty. "My dad was ...
01/17/2020

U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Joseph Edgar Phaneuf II lost his life in 2006 while on active duty. "My dad was incredibly smart, sincere, and the most decisive person I knew. He knew what he wanted, and he was going to get/accomplish it." His daughter Danielle has a similar drive and, with the help of Fallen Patriots, has been able to be the first one in her family to get a bachelor's degree - something her father would be very proud of. "He is my idol and I looked up to him in every way." #FallenFriday #FallenPatriots

One of Danielle's favorite memories of her father was when he surprised her with a visit during one of his tours and wal...
01/16/2020

One of Danielle's favorite memories of her father was when he surprised her with a visit during one of his tours and walked her in her first pageant. "Right around my birthday, my mom had us stay at our aunt's house because she was 'going to a spa' with my other aunt and the next day when she went to pick us up, my dad was in the doorway. That surprise itself is an amazing memory, but having him watch me and walk me in my first pageant topped it off." #ThrowbackThursday #FallenPatriots

Danielle encourages other Gold Star students to never be afraid to ask for help and never stop chasing their dreams. “Al...
01/15/2020

Danielle encourages other Gold Star students to never be afraid to ask for help and never stop chasing their dreams. “Always remember that your parent is still with you every step of the way - it may not be in the physical sense, but they are.” #WednesdayWisdom #FallenPatriots

“Fallen Patriots has greatly impacted my life by helping me shape my future and giving me the tools I needed to help fin...
01/14/2020

“Fallen Patriots has greatly impacted my life by helping me shape my future and giving me the tools I needed to help finish school. If it wasn’t for this organization constantly having my back, helping me when I felt stuck, and offering amazing opportunities, I wouldn’t be where I am today. There will never be enough words to describe my gratitude towards Fallen Patriots," remarked Danielle. #TuesdayThoughts #FallenPatriots

Fallen Patriots scholar Danielle Pope graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2019. Th...
01/13/2020

Fallen Patriots scholar Danielle Pope graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2019. That same year, Fallen Patriots had the opportunity to meet Danielle in person when she attended the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC Career Symposium – she enjoyed an “incredible experience” in which she was able to listen to and chat with everyone who makes the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC teams run smoothly behind the scenes. Danielle currently works as an Account Manager at U.S. Legal Support.

Fallen Patriots’ goal is to help military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty in every way they can – before, during and after college. Thanks to trusted supporters like the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC, we have been able to offer a total of four career symposiums to our scholars to date and plan to organize many more in the future! #WhereAreTheyNow #FallenPatriots

Thank you to Republic Bank Oak Mortgage for helping our families in NYC! #FallenPatriots #HonortheFallen
01/13/2020

Thank you to Republic Bank Oak Mortgage for helping our families in NYC! #FallenPatriots #HonortheFallen

Danielle Phaneuf is the daughter of fallen U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Joseph Edgar Phaneuf II. “I feel he w...
01/13/2020

Danielle Phaneuf is the daughter of fallen U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Joseph Edgar Phaneuf II. “I feel he would be most proud of the fact I accomplish everything I set my mind to and that I was the first one in my family to get a bachelor’s degree.” Danielle studied communications and journalism with a public relations focus at Suffolk University as a Fallen Patriots scholarship recipient. #MotivationMonday #FallenPatriots

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01/11/2020

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Make 2020 your most charitable year yet - with almost no extra effort! #FallenPatriots #AmazonSmile

U.S. Army Serviceman Casey Elwin Howe lost his life in the Army while on active duty. His son Jaymie says of his father,...
01/10/2020

U.S. Army Serviceman Casey Elwin Howe lost his life in the Army while on active duty. His son Jaymie says of his father, “My father is a hero to me and everyone who knows of his service. He is my inspiration in just about everything I accomplish.” Fallen Patriots is proud to be able to help students like Jaymie strive for their goals and accomplish great things their parent would be proud of. #FallenFriday #FallenPatriots

To read more about Jaymie's story, visit: https://bit.ly/2sPDDWI

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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.
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    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!!