About the Red Circle Foundation
The Red Circle Foundation was established in 2012. Our mission is to provide enrichment scholarships for the children of Special Operators, and emergency gap funding in support of the families of fallen and wounded heroes.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Government, and large charitable organizations provide services but often these organizations move slowly; that’s where Red Circle Foundation has carved out its niche.
Assistance is provided for the first 90 days following an unforseen bereavement or injury and includes medical, memorial, and household expenses. Our second area of focus is on education and enrichment programs for children of the Special Operations community. We believe that a strong family unit is paramount in maintaining the mental and physical strength that U.S. Special Operations Forces need to carry out their missions overseas.
Her unconventional upbringing, living aboard a boat, resulted in a lifelong passion for travel and a curiosity of the world. She has worked for United Airlines for the past 13 years.
In January of 2008 she moved to London, England to pursue her MA in International relations. Prior to joining the Red Circle Foundation Maryke interned in the International Bureau with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC.
Maryke is fluent in Spanish and holds a BA in Communications from San Diego State University, and a MA in International Relations from Regents College London.
Red Circle is a foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the US Military Special Operations Forces and providing gap funding to their families in times of need. Her role encompasses developing community relationships, directing marketing programs and events to cultivate, motivate, and solicit individual and corporate donors. She acts as the foundations ambassador to the public, and external organizations.
Webb has received numerous distinguished service awards throughout his career, including the Presidential Unit Citation (PUC). His platoon, SEAL TEAM THREE ECHO, were personally awarded the PUC by President George W. Bush after their combat deployment to Afghanistan following the Sept 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.
After leaving the Navy he worked in southwest Asia as a private contractor, then left to focus on business and writing books.
He was formerly a contributing editor for Military.com, and currently the Editor-in-Chief of SOFREP.com (Special Ops News & Intel). Webb is regularly featured in the international media as a subject matter expert, and has contributed to ABC News, CNN, FOX, BBC, Newsmax, The Blaze, The New York Times and more.
He is a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report), and his writing has been featured in print, and digital media worldwide.
Brandon enjoys spending time, and traveling with his children. He is an avid about surfing, skiing, and flying airplanes. He resides in beautiful Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
After finishing medical school he completed his medical training with a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He has practiced medicine for the past ten years and is a board certified anesthesiologist.
Cliff is an avid bow hunter and enjoys hunting for deer and elk. It was on a deer hunting trip in Colorado that Cliff met and became friends with Chris Kyle. That friendship and the inspiration that Cliff drew from Chris was the motivation for him wanting to become involved with helping veterans. Cliff lives with his wife and two children in Lawrence, Kansas.
He has worked at leading media agencies such as Carat, Universal McCann, Zenith and Initiative. Currently Will leads digital strategy at PHD for clients such as The Economist, The Guardian, among others. He is also tasked with seeking out new technologies that brands can leverage and innovative ways brands can market to their consumers.
Will also serves on the advisory board to Force12Media where he advises on marketing, product development and ad revenue.
In addition to working in advertising, Will is a digital architect, developing intuitive web interfaces. He is a Co-Founder and Director of Design of the mobile ideas company TEAM alpha\bravo, where they focus on changing the way people use and communicate through their mobile devices.
Having participated in the San Diego business community for 25 years, Billy recognized the value and responsibility of employing and reaching out to our military service members and families. Being allowed the privilege to engage with those who have made great personal, family commitment and sacrifice to ensure the security of our personal and nations freedom. The opportunity to assist and serve as a board member for the Red Circle Foundation provides Billy a way to get in the trenches with current and former service members and to provide critical support in times of need.
Currently he resides in the foothills of Mount Hood east of Portland Oregon. Billy is actively exploring and developing local, sustainable organic farming and is currently supplying products to some of the city’s most innovative restaurants and chefs and restoring a 150 year old “Stargazer” farm.
John earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, Aerospace Engineering, from the University of Colorado-Boulder (Emphasis in Propulsion). He has more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace and automotive industry, specializing in energetic components for aircraft ejection systems and automotive airbag inflators.
A senior technical member of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Energetic Components Technical Committee, John is involved in presenting innovative industry solutions crossing over from the automotive industry to the aerospace industry.
John is currently employed in the defense industry and is passionate about supporting the men and women of the United States armed forces. He has presented to multiple review boards across the industry, including all levels of government and military leadership coalitions and alliances.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter traveling and taking in sporting events.
Red Circle Foundation Team
Red Circle Foundation is committed to doing the most good with every dollar that is donated. Our priority is helping our wounded warriors with quick response gap funding, memorial assistance and scholarships. We had an outstanding 2013, and are on pace for an even better 2014.
Red Circle Foundation FY 2013
100% of individual donations go directly to our programs.
Download the Red Circle Foundation FY 2013 Form 990
Our mission partners, including Veterans United, GovX, EVE Partners, Operation Hawkeye, Eye Consultants of Texas, and Force12 Media, have made it possible for us to provide over $86,000 in support since our inception, and to keep our promise to you that 100% of individual donations will directly benefit Special Operations Warriors and their families.
Red Circle Foundation FY 2012
FY2012 laid the foundation for our stellar FY2013. As with any non-profit, or business, we incurred start-up fees that are reflected in our Operational Expenses for FY2012 and Q1 of FY2013.
Download the Red Circle Foundation FY 2012 Form 990
We are grateful for our Mission Partners, their collaboration is vital to advancing our 100% model.