11-11-22 – This Veteran’s Day, show your support for service members in an impactful way by purchasing an umbrella from the Weatherman Umbrella Folds of Honor Collection. $5 of every umbrella sold is donated to the Folds of Honor, which provides educational scholarships for the spouses and children of fallen or disabled soldiers. 

NEW YORK, NY; October 25, 2022 –

Every Veteran’s Day, we honor and recognize America’s heroes and the sacrifices that they have made for our country. Here at Weatherman, it brings us great joy to play a small part in celebrating veterans all year long by donating a portion of our proceeds to an important cause. 

 

As proud contributors to the Folds of Honor Foundation, we have raised over $300,000 to date and we look forward to donating more with your continued support.

What is the Folds of Honor Foundation? 

 

Since 2007, Folds of Honor has been on a mission to bring patriotic Americans together in support of the families of America’s fallen and disabled soldiers. The Folds of Honor Foundation does so by giving their spouse and children the opportunity to pursue their educational goals.

The Folds of Honor offers two types of educational scholarships. These programs include the Children's Fund Scholarship serving kindergarten through 12th grade students, and the Higher Education Scholarship for those seeking a college degree or other post-secondary certification. 

How Does Weatherman Contribute to Folds of Honor? 

In support of the Folds of Honor, we’ve launched a patriotic collection that takes the classic Weatherman umbrella design and dresses it up with custom patterns. For every umbrella sold, we donate $5 to the Folds of Honor. As we mentioned above, since creating this line we’ve raised over $300,000 for the foundation. 

Our most recent addition in the Folds of Honor Collection is called the Celebration Collection. Its stellar design was created by Tim Del Rosario, who is a graphic design student at Old Dominion University and recipient of the Folds of Honor Higher Education scholarship!

Shop the full Celebration Folds of Honor Collection and make your contribution today. 

FAQ About Folds of Honor 

Where did Folds of Honor originate?

The Folds of Honor was started by Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney back in 2007 and has been providing support to veterans and their families ever since. Upon returning home from his second tour in Iraq, Lt Col Rooney shared the flight with the remains of fallen Corporal Brock Bucklin and watched as his family sadly received his flag-covered casket.

In that moment, he was hit with the crushing reality of the sacrifice that families make, and the grief that comes along with that when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled. He went on to create Folds of Honor and dedicate his life to making a difference in these families’ lives.

What does Folds of Honor pay for?

Folds of Honor Scholarships must be used for educational purposes only. This includes tuition, some fees, on-campus housing, required textbooks and required school uniforms. 

The Higher Education Scholarship cannot be used for off-campus housing, Greek housing, fees or meal plans, computers or other electronic accessories, special field, certification or license exams, student insurance, retroactive semester charges or tuitions, parking fees or transportation, sporting event tickets, or other miscellaneous expenses. 

The Children’s Fund Scholarship cannot be used for any materials outside of required textbooks, PTO fees, or any expenses related to sports or after-school activities. 

Who qualifies for Folds of Honor?

For the Children’s Fund Scholarship, the following applicant requirements apply: 

Applicant must be: 

  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited private school OR tutoring institution (must be fully enrolled before accepting a scholarship award offer) 
  • At least age 5 (by September 1st of calendar year applying in) and enrolled in full-time Kindergarten program. 
  • A dependent of service member (with applicable documentation listed below): 
  • Current Military ID - must provide copy of front and back (must show service member as sponsor) 
  • OR State-Issued Birth Certificate (must list service member as a parent) 

AND one of the below, IF APPLICABLE: 

  • State-Issued Marriage Certificate (if step-child of service member)
  • Legal adoption papers (if adopted child of the service member) 
  • Legal guardianship document (if legal ward of the service member)

For the Higher Education Scholarship, the following applicant requirements apply: 

Applicant must be: 

  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in an undergraduate program of study leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college (2- or 4-year) or university (cannot already have a bachelor’s degree or higher) OR 
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited technical or trade school program, which results in a certificate or license (cannot already have a bachelor’s degree or higher) 
  • A DEPENDENT OF SERVICE MEMBER (with applicable documentation listed below):  
  • Current Military ID - must provide copy of front and back (must show service member as sponsor) 
  • OR State-Issued Birth Certificate (listing service member as a parent) 

AND one of the below, IF APPLICABLE: 

  • State-Issued Marriage Certificate (if step-child of service member)
  • Legal adoption papers (if adopted child of the service member) 
  • Legal guardianship document (if legal ward of the service member)

Dependents: 

▪ must be 24 years of age or younger (as of March 31st of the application year) 

▪ unmarried (never been married) 

▪ can only receive scholarship award for a maximum of 4 years

What percentage of money goes to Folds of Honor?

Folds of Honor donates 91% of all raised funds to its scholarships. (The other 9% goes towards administrative requirements to maintain the organization)

Show Up for America’s Heroes this Veterans Day 

By purchasing a Celebration Folds of Honor Umbrella from the Weatherman Collection, you can show up for America’s veterans and their families in a big way. Your donation can make a significant difference! Shop our Folds of Honor umbrellas today. 

More About Weatherman Specialty Edition Umbrellas 

If you’re in the market for a new umbrella, you’re in the right place. Weatherman Umbrellas put a new twist on the classic umbrella. With functional design for durability and comfort, our high quality umbrellas are recognized across various industries for their ability to hold up against Mother Nature’s toughest seasons. We offer a number of styles, including collapsible umbrellastravel umbrellasgolf umbrellas, and stick umbrellas. Plus – we’ve also created number of special edition umbrellas that are ideal for the avid traveler, golf lover, college student or just about anyone in your life. Each of our high end umbrellas are built to last with careful attention to detail. We are proud to partner with organizations that celebrate a life outdoors, keeping you safe when you take it outside.

 

The Best Collapsible Umbrella 

Explore our collection of the industry’s best collapsible umbrellas. Designed to easily fit inside your purse or backpack without sacrificing any of the features that make them the most reliable, durable and functional portable umbrellas on the market. Our specialty designs include the Celebration Folds of Honor Collapsible UmbrellaArnold Palmer Collapsible UmbrellaUnited Folds of Honor Umbrella and more.

 

The Best Stick Umbrellas   

Shop our collection of unique stick umbrellas that combine both practical and smart design with a modern and professional style. Easy to use and built to hold up against the strongest of storms. The Weatherman Stick Umbrella is elevated for the professional, that important event, or keeping you and your dog dry on a wet walk. Our specialty designs include the Celebration Folds of Honor Stick Umbrella and United Folds of Honor Stick Umbrella. We also offer our stick umbrella in a variety of colors.

 

The Best Golf Umbrella  

Shopping for the golf lover in your life? Our top golf umbrellas are one of the best gifts for golfers. The Weatherman Golf Umbrella has won the Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for Best Golf Umbrella for five years in a row since 2018. Boasting UPF 50 sun protection fabric, you can rest assured knowing the umbrella will enable you to play golf comfortably throughout the day. Try our 62 Golf Umbrella or 68 Golf Umbrella, or explore our special edition umbrellas including the Danielle King Golf UmbrellaArnold Palmer Golf UmbrellaFolds of Honor UmbrellaUnited Folds of Honor Golf Umbrella, or one of our College Umbrellas (considered one of the best umbrellas for college students).  

 

The Weatherman Difference 

What makes the Weatherman umbrella stand out from other high end umbrellas? Whether you choose a small travel umbrella or one of our large and specially-designed golf umbrellas, we pride ourselves in our careful attention to detail to each product in our collection. After years of engineering and patience, we found the perfect combination of durability, safety, design and comfort to bring you a product you can trust. 

Weatherman is one of the best umbrella brands for delivering an umbrella that is high quality and designed for the long haul. Explore all of our styles and stay tuned for new designs.

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