The Airpower Foundation

The mission of the AirPower Foundation has grown since its formation in 1999, and is now a nationwide program dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard families.

Who We Are

The AirPower Foundation was established by the nation’s oldest civilian military support organization.
 
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with its roots dating back to 1958, when Air Force General Curtis LeMay and businessman/philanthropist Frank Kent created the Fort Worth Airpower Council dedicated to supporting the military community at Carswell Air Force Base.
 
The mission of the AirPower Foundation has grown since its formation in 1999, and is now providing funding to nationwide programs dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard families.  AirPower also supports projects to assist wounded, ill or injured service members, children of our fallen military, veterans of previous wars and educational projects to make sure the next generation understands the honor and sacrifice of wearing the cloth of this country.
 
The AirPower Foundation board of directors is a diverse group of professionals who volunteer their time and are dedicated to the proposition that freedom is not free.  It is their noble mission to assist deployed military families, wounded, ill or injured service members, and veterans of past wars.  They spend countless hours visiting military installations and families, assessing needs and grant requests.  They are instrumental in providing leadership to organize and execute numerous projects every year in support of military families.
 
Sid Eppes

Sid Eppes

Sid Eppes is Chairman of the AirPower Foundation, an all volunteer organization supporting our military. Each year they raise funds through their annual AirPower Foundation Sky Ball event. He serves as Chairman of Sky Ball, our nation’s largest military fundraiser....

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Our Board and Team

Our Team

Wanda Cox

Wanda Cox

Wanda Cox is the Executive Director of the AirPower Foundation. She has...

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Airpower Advisors

Col. Donald "Doc" Ballard

Medal of Honor

Mike Elliott

U.S. Army Golden Knights (Ret.)

The Heart Behind Sky Ball

Our premier fundraising event, Airpower Foundation Sky Ball, has raised over $20 million since its inception thanks to our generous sponsors. Sky Ball has grown from a single evening fundraising dinner, to a three-day weekend of events honoring our nation’s military and their families. Events over the weekend include educational outreach programs to local area schools, a concert for military and families Friday evening, culminating with the Black-Tie Sky Ball Gala hosted inside the brand new Globe Life Field with the Texas Rangers!  There simply is no other event in the country that matches the size and scope of Sky Ball.