The Special Operations Warrior Foundation continues to honor a pledge and a commitment to the men and women serving in U.S. Special Operations that if they lose their life in the line of duty, the SOWF will provide a post secondary education for their surviving children. The financial resources necessary to honor our pledge has been determined by a third party actuarial firm to be $146 million. Since 2005, the SOWF provided $4.4 million in program services to its beneficiaries. Sadly, the number of children added to our programs continues to grow, along with the number of special operations missions. Therefore, we must continue in our fundraising efforts to meet the anticipated need for scholarships.