The New Jersey Fallen Soldiers Foundation plans on obtaining funds through various activities. Fund raising activities
are planned for major historical events such as the following:
- Armed Forces Day
- Memorial Day
- Veterans Day
The foundation will involve veterans organizations as well as military and defense
industry associations. Other ad hoc charity events will also be planned throughout the year. The foundation intends on advertising
planned activities in local and statewide newspapers. Press releases will also be issued prior to any activities taking place.
Direct mailings will precede major events
The foundation is also in the process of obtaining funds through grant requests to other foundations and solicitiations to large corporations. The foundation is conducting ongoing assessments
to determine the priority for requests. Entities that have provided funds for charities similar to the New Jersey Fallen Soliders
Foundation are the primary focus. New Jersey businesses as well as defense industry entities throughout the country will be
sought after for funds. The foundation will also seek to obtain matching funds from state and local municipalities.
New Jersey Fallen Soldiers Foundation will look to individuals to provide contributions. Direct mailing, local advertising,
and word of mouth will be the primary means for obtaining funds through individuals. The foundation will establish priorities
and focus first on those communities from which soldiers who recently died in conflict resided in.
The foundation is
developing a website and has registered the following name for its web address. The intent of the website will be to let the
community, as a whole, know more about the New Jersey Fallens Soldiers Foundations and its objectives. Information pertaining
to the memorial and scholarship funds will be provided. Facts about New Jersey Soldiers who have died in conflicts, recently, and in the past, will be displayed.
A merchant’s account will also be set up in order for credit/debit card contributions to be made on line.
primary focus for all activities will be the creation of the memorial. If established budgetary goals are met the scholarhip
fund will be activated to provide tuition assistance to dependents of New Jersey soldiers who sacrificed or will sacrifice their lives in the Global War on Terror.
A trust fund will be set up for the scholarship. A scholarship committee will then be formed to assess and qualify dependents
for tuition assistance. A trust fund will also be established to provide for perpetual maintenance of the memorial. Once the
amounts required for the trusts are obtained the foundation will assess it financial status and determine whether or not any
additioanl funds should be transferred to another 501(c)(3) organization.