Friends of the Foundation
The Friends of the Foundation are an inner circle of supporters who are dedicated to joining with Spirit of Blue in the cause of protecting our nation’s law enforcement. 620 agencies have already applied for safety grant funding, and more applications for consideration are received each week. On the other end of those requests are men and women who are dedicated to serving their communities and risking their lives despite lacking the equipment and training they need to protect themselves as they do their work. Each Friend provides $1,000 or more in financial support in a given year so that Spirit of Blue is able to continue administering its Safety Grant Program to those agencies in need across the country.
Donation: $1,000 or more
- Friends of the Foundation Challenge Coin (limited circulation)
- Car Window Sticker
- 25% off all merchandise in our online store
- Invitations to special events and grant presentations
- Quarterly Executive Director’s Update
To join as a Friend of the Foundation, you may contact our Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your donation to:
Spirit of Blue Foundation
Friends of the Foundation
54 Enwright Drive
Fairport, NY 14450
You may also enroll and submit a qualifying donation online using the button below:Join as a Friend of Foundation
MEET BRENDA TIFFANY
Brenda is a warrior! And we say that in the kindest, most appreciative way. We first met Brenda in the Spring of 2018. She wrote to us and asked where we bought the tourniquets we granted because she was interested in purchasing some, too. Brenda told us that each graduating class from the Kentucky State Police Training Academy receives a gift bag from her and that she wanted to start adding tourniquets for them. Then she told us why. Her son, Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder of the Kentucky State Police, was shot and killed in the line of duty on September 13, 2015.
In response she has become an advocate and champion of the law enforcement community. She has joined and ridden with Law Enforcement United into Washington, DC for National Police Week. She holds a 5K event in her son’s memory to raise scholarship dollars for local high school kids to go to college. And, she blesses KSP Troopers and Officers with thoughtful gift bags when they graduate from the academy.
Her initial contact led to a broader conversation that led to Spirit of Blue working with her to grant tourniquets and duty belt carrying cases to all 1,000 KSP Troopers and Officers on September 13, 2018 in our first annual Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder Memorial Grant. Now every man and women who serves with the Kentucky State Police has instant access to that lifesaving tool.
And that was just the beginning. Brenda has participated in presentations to other agencies in Kentucky that we have granted to. She gave to become the first Friend of the Foundation and has joined Spirit of Blue as our Friends of the Foundation Ambassador. And each year going forward, Brenda will help us select and award a new Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder Memorial Grant to a law enforcement agency in Kentucky.