A recent article in The Gazette of Maryland tells the story two parents, Debbie and Scott McCauley, who, as their project in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, created The Staff Sgt. Michael McCauley Foundation Fund to provide grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students. Michael McCauley was their son who served three tours of duty in Iraq and who took his own life shortly after leaving the service.
“We feel passionately about sharing Michael’s story, and how we regained hope in our lives,” said Scott McCauley. “Michael’s death has meaning and purpose. It is our hope that by establishing this fund, we can help family members of military suicide overcome obstacles that suicide brings.”
In addition to the fund, the McCauleys are working with the Wounded Warrior Project to create a group therapy program for veterans. For more information on the fund or to donate visit The Community Foundation of Frederick County website.