Warrior 196 Leadership Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$1,330 raised by 8 donors

67% complete

$2,000 Goal

Honoring Service, Encouraging Leaders

Our mission is to honor and remember the five men from Independent School District 196 who paid the ultimate sacrifice while actively serving in the military. We provide scholarships to promising young leaders who are graduating from one of the four high schools in the district - Apple Valley HS, Eastview HS, Rosemount HS and Eagan HS.

The Warrior 196 Leadership Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The funds we raise are 100% applied to the scholarships. Our Board of Directors is entirely volunteer and we have no paid staff. 

Warriors from District 196

  • CPT Nathanael Doring, USMC, Apple Valley High School 1993 Graduate
  • 1LT Christopher Goeke, US Army Airborne, Apple Valley High School 2004 Graduate
  • CPL Benjamin Kopp, US Army Ranger, Rosemount High School 2006 Graduate
  • LCPL Daniel Olsen, USMC, Eagan High School 2006 Graduate
  • CPL Andrew Wilfahrt, US Army Military Police, Rosemount High School 1997 Graduate

We sponsor the Goeke Memorial Ultimate Frisbee Tournament each May and the Warrior 196 5K Run/Walk each September, along with other fundraising events throughout the year. Proceeds from our fundraising go to scholarships for graduating seniors at the four School District 196 high schools to support and encourage young persons with strong leadership qualities and a commitment to community service.  

Since our inception, we have awarded over $140,000 in scholarships to over 100 students, including students from the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.  

Our goal for the 2023 Give to the Max Day is to raise $2000 to cover one full scholarship. 

Will you join us in our mission by supporting young leaders in memory of Nathanael, Daniel, Benjamin, Christopher, and Andrew?

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Warrior 196 Leadership Foundation

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PO Box 241534
Apple Valley, MN 55124



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