The Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, or the Foundation as it is known, was founded in 1980. The original goal of the Foundation was to assist in continuing the education for dependent children or widows of Troopers killed in the line of duty. Since that time, the Foundation has expanded its role, providing additional financial assistance to the children and spouses of deceased members of the Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals (ACSPP), as well as a host of other initiatives and programs.
To date, the Foundation has assisted over 25 children and widows achieve their higher education goals after their incredible loss. Also, for those dependents not yet to college age, the Foundation provides an annual holiday monetary donation for any orphaned children of Colorado State Troopers killed in the line of duty, up to the age of eighteen, before assisting with their higher education. Additionally, the Foundation keeps with the tradition of honoring fallen men and women in uniform and provides $1,000 to the family of any law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in the state of Colorado.
Furthermore, the Foundation has established annual scholarship funds to assist continuing education as a benefit for ACSPP members’ dependents, spouses, or even themselves. There are three scholarship funds for students who are pursuing an undergraduate, masters, or technical degree. The General Tuition Fund, the Lyle F. Wohlers Fund (In Memory of Technician Lyle F. Wohlers), and the Fallen Officers Fund. You can learn more about our scholarship funds here.
In keeping with the mission of the Colorado State Patrol, the Foundation expanded its scope of service to include a variety of educational programs, not only for members of the Association, but for the general public as well. Offered statewide, Alive at 25 is a nationally recognized, award winning defensive driving program for young drivers. You can learn more about the Foundation’s programs and initiatives here.
The Foundation Board of Trustees deeply thanks those who support the Foundation; it is through your kind contributions that make it possible to maintain the Fallen Officers Fund, Hardships, to offer academic scholarships, to promote safe driving and educational opportunities. The Trustees would especially like to recognize and thank the participants of The Colorado Grand and The Colonel’s Challenge Charity Golf Tournament for their continuing support and generosity. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. To donate, please visit here.
Want more information? Download the brochure for the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation.
Meet the leadership behind the Board of Trustees, by visiting here.