|Rockwell Collins Awards Grants to Canadian Organizations||Feb. 14, 2012|
|Rockwell Collins will be providing charitable funding to two Canadian organizations. The Canadian Hero Fund was awarded a $10,000 grant and the Air Cadet League of Canada received a $6,000 grant. The grants were announced during a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the company’s facility expansion in Ottawa.
“The Canadian Hero Fund and Air Cadet League of Canada are two examples of outstanding organizations that are committed to the support of our military families,” stated Lee Obst, managing director for Rockwell Collins in Canada. “Both funds make significant contributions to the health and well-being of our communities through the promotion of education and training for our future leaders. Rockwell Collins is proud to stand along-side of them as a sponsor for their work.”
The grants were awarded through the Rockwell Collins Community Partnership Fund, which is designed to support organizations and activities in the communities where the company’s employees live and work.
The Canadian Hero Fund is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting Canadian military personnel and their families. As a national civilian charity, the Canadian Hero Fund raises money through community, grassroots efforts and acts as a conduit for all Canadians to show their support and care for military families and their sacrifice. Their initial objective is to provide post-secondary scholarships to the children and spouses of fallen Canadian soldiers. Scholarships awarded by the fund help finance post-secondary education at government-accredited universities, colleges and technical schools.
The Air Cadet League of Canada partners with the Department of National Defence in the development, deployment and conduct of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program. The League promotes and encourages the nation’s youth to develop an interest in aviation and aerospace as a career path and strives to develop well-adjusted, civic-minded youth to undertake leadership roles in Canada’s future. The League’s Pilot Training Achievement Award Program supports currently serving cadets in pursuing the required additional flying/gliding time once they have obtained their pilot's license.