SKY SOLDIERS FOUNDATION INC

Delivering on a Promise

aka Sky Soldiers Foundation   |   Cleveland, OH   |  www.skysoldiersfoundation.org

Mission

Foundation is operated by volunteers. Provides support to those who serve, had served, and/or had given their lives for our nation while serving with the 173d Airborne Brigade, as well as their respective families. Various support programs are identified at the Sky Soldiers Foundation website (www.skysoldiersfoundation.org). The Foundation accepts donations and operates through the following funds: General Assist Fund; Sky Soldier Gold Star Assist Fund; Scholarship Fund; Sky Soldier Assist Fund; Veterans Sky Soldier Assist Fund; and Wounded Sky Soldier Assist Fund under specific guidelines. It operates in full partnership with the 173d Airborne Brigade Association in support of its members and their families and the Sky Soldier community. See 173d Airborne Brigade www.skysoldiers.army.mil

Notes from the nonprofit

Sky Soldier is the legendary designation for those who have served and are serving in the 173d Airborne Brigade. The Sky Soldiers Foundation supports those who currently serve in the 173d Airborne Brigade in defending our country and their families. We provide support to the families of those Killed In Action and also to those Sky Soldiers wounded while serving with this unit. In memory of and respect for the sacrifice made by our Sky Soldiers and their families, we provide scholarships for post high school education in colleges, universities and technical institutions.

Ruling year info

2008

President

Rimantas Ray Saikus

Main address

P.O. Box 32070

Cleveland, OH 44132-0070 USA

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Formerly known as

173D AIRBORNE BRIGADE ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION INC

The Herd Foundation

EIN

33-1139977

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Y12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (L12)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Gold Star Fund

Assist Gold Star family members of soldiers Killed In Action while serving with the U.S. Army 173d Airborne Brigade

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Young adults
Older adults
Seniors
Children and youth

Granting of Scholarships to those who serve with the 173d Airborne Brigade, Sky Soldier Veterans, and their respective families plus Gold Star family members

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Students
Caregivers
Young adults

Sky Soldier is the legendary designation for those who have served and are serving in the 173d Airborne Brigade.
The Sky Soldiers Foundation supports those who currently serve in the 173d Airborne Brigade in defending our country and their families.
We provide support to the families of those Killed In Action and also to those Sky Soldiers wounded while serving with this unit.
We also provide support for those who had served with the unit, Sky Soldier Veterans, and their families
In memory of and respect for the sacrifice made by our Sky Soldiers and their families, we provide scholarships for post high school education in colleges, universities and technical institutions.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

This program is geared to support those on active duty with the U.S. Army 173d Airborne Brigade, which is based in Italy with some of its elements seving in Germany, and their families.

Population(s) Served

This program is geared to support those soldiers who were wounded while on active duty with the U.S. Army 173d Airborne Brigade, which is based in Italy with some of its elements seving in Germany, and their families. It serves those who remain on active duty while recovering from their wounds or have been discharged from the service and require additional assistance beyond what the government is providing them.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Caregivers
Students
Military personnel
Veterans
Caregivers
Students

Where we work

Accreditations

CFC - Combined Federal Campaign 2019

CFC - Combined Federal Campaign 2020

CFC - Combined Federal Campaign 2021

Affiliations & memberships

173d Airborne Brigade Association 2019

Financials

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SKY SOLDIERS FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 11/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rimantas Ray Saikus

Sky Soldiers Foundation

Term: 2020 - 2022

Marlene Hummell

Christopher Kolenda

Thomas Hummell

David Williams

John Barthelemy

Frank Marcantonio

Harold Brent

William Vose

Eric Hitchcock

Thomas McMahon

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/05/2019

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.