This past weekend, The Wingman Foundation was honored by the Miramar Military Spouses Club (MMSC) aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. At the organization's annual Scholarship and Philanthropy Awards Reception, staff members were on hand to receive a grant to support TWF's ongoing programs. Hosted at the home of Colonel and Mrs Woodworth, the event honored high achieving students along with TWF and Semper Fi Fund. The non-profits were honored for their contributions to the MCAS Miramar community.
TWF Head of Fundraising, Luke Goessman, provided a short overview of the organization and our efforts over the past several years. Growing from just an idea three Marine Corps aviators had to an organization that has been able to assist numerous families across the globe, Luke noted that the support of organizations like the MMSC has allowed TWF to prosper and grow. Luke also noted that 97 cents of every dollar TWF receives goes right back into the programs that honors the sacrifices of the fallen.
The grant was presented by the Commanding General, Third Marine Aircraft Wing, Major General Mark Wise and Commanding Officer, MCAS Miramar, Colonel Jason Woodworth along with MMSC Co-Presidents Bobbie Champine and Leah Borg. Also on hand to receive the grant on behalf of TWF were staff members Ricky Savage and Michael Rogers.
The event marked another opportunity to tell The Wingman Foundation's story and continue to inform the Naval and Marine Corps aviation community about the support we stand ready to offer. It also offered a chance to strengthen the bond between TWF and the MMSC, who has been one of our strongest supporters.