The Carolinas Freedom Foundation was founded in 1995 in response to former prisoner of war and retired Air Force Col. Quincy Collins’ concerns about the lack of an organization in the area to promote patriotism and honor veterans. Over the years, the Foundation has grown to become recognized as the “go to” organization in the Charlotte, NC area where promoting patriotism and honoring those who serve are concerned. The Foundation is also an active part in working with the schools in the area sponsoring character development programs through the JROTC program in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Public School system.
Flags in Classroom program endeavors to assure every classroom in a five county area of Charlotte have appropriate American flags.
The Carolinas Freedom Foundation each year offers 30 scholarships to qualifying high school students to attend the week-long General Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge. This leadership training program is held on the campus of UNC at Charlotte. The Title sponsor for the program is Stanley Security Solutions.
The Patriotic Art Competition is designed to submit artwork based on that year’s theme to the US Airway’s Art Competition.