ARA Surpasses SOWF Fundraising Goal

For the past seven years, ARA and its employee owners have proudly supported the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) and its mission to aid severely wounded special forces personnel and the families of those killed in the line of duty.

This year, ARA surpassed its fundraising goal, donating a record $30,207. These contributions will help SOWF continue to empower the surviving families of fallen special forces personnel.

The organization’s mission is to ensure full financial assistance for post-secondary education from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical or trade school, as well as educational counseling, preschool grants, private tutoring, college planning and career transition programs to the surviving children of Special Operations personnel who lose their lives in the line-of-duty and the children of Special Operators awarded the Medal of Honor.

SOWF also provides immediate financial grants to severely wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations personnel who require hospitalization. Charity Navigator has rated SOWF four starts (the highest possible rating) for 14 consecutive years.

“Because of gifts such as yours, SOWF is able to serve the children and families of fallen and severely wounded Special Operators,” according to SOWF President and retired Army Major General Clayton Hutmacher. “Your investment in our 40th Anniversary Campaign, Enduring Promise, ensures that our commitment to SOF families will continue for the next 40 years and beyond. “

About ARA

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded in 1979, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to offer science and engineering research to solve problems of national importance. ARA delivers leading-edge products and innovative solutions for national defense, energy, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With over 2,000 employee-owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.