The Asian restaurant bd’s Mongolian Grill will donate $5,000 in scholarship funds to a Beavercreek family for use by a U.S. Air Force veteran’s daughter who is a freshman at Ohio State University.
The check will be presented at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at the bd’s Mongolian Grill at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek.
The bd’s Mongolian Grill chain and its fellow Mongolian Concepts brands Genghis Grill and FlatTop Grill raises money for Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to spouses and children of fallen and disabled U.S. service-members.
Megan Kafka is the daughter of retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel Robert S. Kafka, who served for more than 20 years under Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Sea Signal, and Operation Support Justice IV.
“Folds of Honor wouldn’t be able to provide scholarships to these deserving families if it weren’t for the generous support of extraordinary companies like bd’s Mongolian Grill,” Chick Linski, senior vice president of the Folds of Honor Foundation, said in a release. “We are extremely excited with the outcome of this partnership. No one deserves this money more than the Kafka family.”
From Oct. 29 through Veterans Day on Nov. 11, guests at create-your-own-stir-fry bd’s Mongolian Grill locations supported Folds of Honor by purchasing $2 pin-ups to display in the restaurants. Guests were able to write-in who they “dedicated” the pin-up to (Active, Veteran or Family Member). And on Veterans Day, each bd’s location donated 10 percent of food sales to local Folds of Honor chapters. Mongolian Concepts raised more than $43,000 for Folds of Honor through this year’s campaign.
Folds of Honor’s scholarships support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded more than 20,000 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship, visit www.foldsofhonor.org.