Mark Cuban Foundation has announced the formation of the
Fallen Patriot Fund, established to help families of
U.S. military personnel who were killed or seriously
injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Fallen Patriot Fund will be matched dollar for dollar
from the general funds of the Mark Cuban Foundation, up
to $1 million.
is a good time to take steps to support our troops,”
said Mark Cuban, President and Chairman, HDNet and Owner, Dallas
Mavericks. “I am very excited to be working with Bank
of America to accept donations to the Fallen Patriot
Fund to provide support to the spouses and children of
our service people who have sacrificed themselves in
service of our country during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In support of the Fallen Patriot Fund, I
will be matching up to $1 million in total contributions
to the fund.
I encourage everyone to support our fallen heroes
and find their closest Bank of America banking center
and truly show their support.”
of America will accept donations for the Fallen Patriot
Fund at all Bank of America banking centers, including
nearly 160 in the D/FW area.
In addition, The Bank of America Foundation also
will match their associate’s donations dollar for
dollar from gifts of $25 up to $5,000.
“This is a very difficult
time for the families of all of our military,” said Doug
Hutt, president, Bank of America Dallas.
“Bank of America is proud to work with Mark
Cuban on this initiative by being able to offer a
convenient way for people to make donations that will so
greatly help these families during their time of
resources are vital to enhancing the sustainability of
the family unit who has suffered a loss because its
loved one sacrificed him/herself for freedom.
Within that group, grant recipients will be
selected in accordance with criteria established by The
Mark Cuban Foundation. All proceeds will be disbursed.
Grant applications are available at
Mark Cuban Foundation has an application pending with
the IRS for recognition of its tax exemption as a
charitable organization, contributions to which are tax
deductible. The Foundation anticipates retroactive
approval of its application. Please contact your tax
advisor for further details on charitable contributions.
information on the Fallen Patriot Fund, please visit
www.fallenpatriotfund.org write Fallen Patriot Fund, c/o
Bank of America Private Bank, TX1-492-19-09, P.O.
Box 832409, Dallas, Texas, 75283-2409.
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