The CIA Officer’s Memorial Foundation’s original charter primarily provided educational support (college or trade school) to the children of CIA officers who were killed in the line of duty.
In May 2006, the Foundation’s Board of Directors voted to expand its mission by providing educational support to the spouses of CIA officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and to the spouses and children of CIA officers who die while on active duty from accident, illness or other causes. In 2012, the Foundation voted to again expand the program to included limited Master’s programs.
The Foundation will consider and has provided financial support to CIA officers and their families to deal with emergencies and specific circumstances resulting from carrying out the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Since our inception, we have helped nearly 80 students to achieve their goals of a college degree or certification. We are committed to supporting another 105 dependents (spouses and children), who will be eligible to receive educational benefits over the course of the next 17 years. Sadly, that number increases with each death of an Agency officer.