Members of the Corwin Family have created the Foundation to honor the life and legacy of Captain Scott Corwin. We remain devoted to his brothers in arms, and strive to help members of the military and their families.
We also created a scholarship in Scott's name to encourage high school athletes to excel not only on the field, but in the classroom and in their community as well.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax deductible. We have no paid employees - all of the officers and board members volunteer their time and talents.
We direct virtually every dollar that we receive to our causes. We do this in honor of Scott, in our efforts to continue his legacy of selfless commitment to his nation.
The 2015 Football Awards Night was delayed for almost two weeks as the Hinsdale South Hornets made a run at the state title, losing in the semi-final game. On December 2, 2015, members of the entire football program gathered for the annual event. In the last presentation of the evening, Jamie Gronko, Vice President of the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation and sister of the late Army Captain, presented the 2015 Captain Scott Corwin Award to senior Seth Biedrzycki. The Award goes to a senior member of the Hinsdale South football team for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership in honor of Scott who played at Hinsdale South in the 1990's.
Seth displayed outstanding accomplishments and community service to garner the Award, voted on by the board of directors of the Foundation. The 2015 presentation marked the tenth consecutive year that the Corwin Foundation has awarded a student-athlete from the Hinsdale South football team the Scott Corwin Award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship. The Foundation has granted $18,000 in scholarships since 2006.
The Corwin Foundation would like to thank Head Coach Mike Barry and his staff for their help and continued support of the Award.
On Saturday, September 3rd in DeKalb Illinois, the Corwin Foundation hosted a pre-game tailgate and tickets to the Army-Northern Illinois football game for 100 guests. Included as guests were several wounded warriors from the Chicago area, scholarship recipients of the Captain Scott Corwin Award at Hinsdale South High School and their families, Alex Bitto from the staff at Hinsdale South, representatives from the Wounded Warrior Project and the Corwin family. Despite some inclement weather and an Army loss, we hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation was honored to treat our guests to a day of Army football. As a added tribute, Allison Corwin and Jamie Gronko (sisters of Captain Scott Corwin) were on the field for the coin toss as the public address announcer spoke of Scott and the Foundation.
The Corwin Foundation would like to send a warm thank you to Ryan Harris of Northern Illinois University for all of his help with the event. We'd also like to thank the folks at Whitman's Catering in DeKalb, especially Bruce and Debbie, for the outstanding food and service (best brats in town!). A big thanks also goes to Suzanne Seloover and her staff at the Wounded Warrior Project of Chicago, and Carol Bush with the Army Athletic Office for their wonderful support. These folks were instrumental in helping us plan this event, and we couldn't have done it without them. We'd also like to thank Mike Staniec, and Peter and Colleen Sheehan for their help setting up the event on Saturday prior to the tailgate.
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Rodger Asai, an ex-Marine, has gone to great lengths to honor those that have fallen during the Iraq War era. His Remembrance Rug includes a symbol for everyone that he is aware has perished due to the war. The rug includes a triangle for Captain Scott Corwin. Scott's patch on the rug is marked in the photo by a crystal marble.
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The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation, in conjunction with ESPN, honored Veterans and Reservists on December 29th in Fort Worth, Texas at the Armed Forces Bowl. The game featured the Cal Golden Bears and the Air Force Academy's Falcons at Amon Carter Stadium.
The Corwin Foundation handed out nearly 100 free tickets at the American Airlines Integrated Operations Center and Flight Academy in Fort Worth to Veterans, Reservists and their families and friends, compliments of ESPN. The Foundation also donated $1,500 to the 'Honor a Hero' program for the game, which provided game tickets and access to the Bud Light Platinum Club and the ESPN VIP Party to Veterans.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to thank Bryan Delgado from ESPN for his help and generosity.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation has completed another jersey project for a military unit. Several college football teams sent their #1 jersey for our Project 1 in show of support for the 1st Aviation Company, 1st Division from Fort Riley, Kansas. The 1-1 ARB, an Army aviation unit, has completed their tour of duty in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
This was the Corwin Foundation's third project of its kind, duplicating the successes of previous Project 92 in 2005 and Project 4 in 2008. All jerseys and related items sent to the Foundation were shipped to the 1-1 ARB to be raffled off to the 500 Soldier battalion.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to thank all of the college teams that took part in our Project 1, and for the several personal letters from the head coaches that sent their support and encouragement to the Troops.
Thanks to Major Lee Robinson and his wife of the 1-1 ARB for all of their help and making this all happen.
In December of 2012, during the holidays, the US Airways Operations Control Center near Pittsburgh, PA turned their holiday cheer into support of our Troops. The unit on the receiving end of this support was Task Force Gunslinger stationed at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan. 14 boxes of food, treats and supplies were shipped to TF Gunslinger all donated by the folks at the OPS Center. The OPS Center also covered the more than $600 in shipping costs to get the boxes to FOB Sharana.
Major Corey James, an Apache pilot and the contact for the project, expressed his deep appreciation on behalf of the Task Force. One email he sent on receiving the boxes sent simply read "Wow"!
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to thank everyone at the US Airways OPS Center for the tremendous support of TF Gunslinger. These folks always put their best face forward when it comes to supporting the Troops, and they did so again with this project.
In front of an assembly of the entire student body, Captain Scott Corwin was inducted into the Hinsdale South High School Hall of Fame. In a ceremony led by Principal Dr. Brian Waterman on Thursday morning, November 17th, Scott's life bio was read to the assembly, followed by an acceptance speech by Scott's sister Allison Corwin. A luncheon was provided by the Hinsdale South Foundation for the family shortly after the ceremony. Scott was inducted along with Mr. Ross Rice (Class of 1974), a special agent with the FBI.
The Corwin family would like to thank the Hinsdale South Foundation, President Brian Ormiston and the board of directors for the selection of Scott into the Hall of Fame. We are very proud of Scott's induction, and thankful to the Hinsdale South Foundation for their recognition of Scott's contributions in his short life.
The Defense Department's Uniformed Services University is conducting the nation's first large-scale study of the impact of a Service Members death. Members of the Corwin family have volunteered for this study, and we encourage anyone in this situation to take part and help with this important research. The death could have resulted from combat, accident, illness or suicide, and the family member can be a spouse, parent, sibling, or child by birth, marriage or adoption.
To contact the Center for the study of Traumatic stress, go to this website: Military Survivor Study
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The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation has developed a simple but effective way to say 'Thank You' to our military men and women.
Officers and Board Members of the Foundation have been supplied with our ATY's, Airport Thank You Cards with a gift card inside. The cards say "On behalf of the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation, a small token of our appreciation for what you do for all of us".
Included with the Thank You Card is a $10 gift voucher for a food vendor within the airport where they can get a meal. As we travel the country, we have been greeting uniformed members of the military, thanking them for their service, and giving them our ATY's. The feedback from those who have received these Thank You's has been extremely positive.
If you're in the military, look for the ATY's from our Foundation members. If you'd like to help us with our Airport Thank You Program, go to our 'Donation' page and contribute your $10 for an ATY for our military men and women.