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We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to Civil Air Patrol. Here are their stories.

Former Cadet Establishes Endowment to Honor Father's Civil Air Patrol Service

Kathleen Shaver, who leads manufacturing sustainability initiatives internationally for Apple, credits her time as a Civil Air Patrol cadet for helping equip her to pursue a successful corporate career.

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Guertin's CAP Contributions Continue

Carolyn A. Guertin made an impact on the brand-new Civil Air Patrol the day she joined, then served the organization and led by example until her death in last year. She’s still making a lasting impact by leaving substantial gifts that will benefit future generations.

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Texas 'CAP Family' Honors Son With Memorial Scholarship

According to his parents, Civil Air Patrol changed Nick Schroder's life. Now Nick's memory will change other lives through a scholarship in his name that allows future cadets to explore career paths in aviation.

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Family's Memorial Scholarship Helps Cadets Learn to Fly

Lt. Col. William E. Hanna Jr., a U.S. Air Force veteran and longtime Civil Air Patrol member, served in both peace and war. After his death in 2011, his family looked into creating the Lt. Col. William E. Hanna Jr. Memorial Flight Scholarship to help one cadet each year earn a private pilot's certificate.

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Transformational Gift Shapes the Future of Civil Air Patrol

A former Civil Air Patrol cadet's $1,025,000 gift as part of an endowment agreement to benefit the Nebraska Wing was announced at CAP's 2019 National Conference in Baltimore.

"This is an exciting development," said Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP's national commander/CEO. "We appreciate this generous gift, which will greatly impact the squadrons in the Nebraska Wing for years to come."

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CAP Member Honors Late Husband with Scholarship Fund

Lt. Col. Edward John Myzie died in September 2018, but his memory will be preserved forever, thanks to the generosity of his wife and her desire to share the New Jersey Wing couple's love of flying.

Lt. Col. Amy Myzie made an initial $20,000 donation in August to establish a scholarship in her late husband's name for cadets to attend a National Flight Academy sponsored by Civil Air Patrol. Her contributions eventually will total $50,000.

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Creating a Brighter Future

The loyalty and generosity of a charter member of Civil Air Patrol's Nellis Senior Squadron was on full display at a banquet Jan. 12, 2020 in Las Vegas when a gift of $450,721 was made official.

The gift from the Charles and Lenke N. Tarr Fund came 20 years after Charles' death. It was one of 17 gifts distributed at the banquet, all to organizations and charities that Tarr supported during his 84 years of life.

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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter Funds Mich. Cadet Scholarships

A partnership between the Civil Air Patrol Foundation and a Vietnam Veterans of America chapter in Detroit will ensure that over the next five years, needs-based scholarships will be available to assist Michigan cadets who want to further their education.

The scholarship proposal came from John Mullins, finance director for CAP's Michigan Wing and treasurer for VVA Detroit Chapter 9. Mullins joined the U.S. Army after high school and benefited from the GI Bill after his tour of duty in Vietnam. He used that educational opportunity to become a certified public accountant.

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