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Our mission is to serve the children of military personnel who have lost their lives on active duty while defending the United States of America.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the children of military personnel who have lost their lives on active duty, while defending the United States of America. ASC has three points of service for the children of our fallen:

Young male speaking into a microphone held by a crouching man in a suit on a stage with an American flag backdrop.

ASC recipient children Leah and Walker at
A Soldier’s Child Foundation’s 12th Annual
“A Life Worth Celebrating” Dinner Banquet.

A Soldier’s Child (ASC) Foundation serves children of fallen servicemen and women from all U.S. military branches. ASC acknowledges all deaths during active duty and any deaths post-military service due to service-related injuries or illnesses. This includes suicides from PTSD-related deaths. ASC offers Love to the child left behind, Honor for the memory of our fallen, and a Hope for the children to live out a courageous life. Ultimately, we don’t want any of these amazing kids to be forgotten.

How we got started

The inspiration for A Soldier's Child Foundation came while Daryl Mackin, Founder & Executive Director, was preparing for his own 6-year-old son’s surprise birthday party. Like most parents, he was easily caught up in all the “chores” required to pull off the birthday celebration.

Board, Staff &

Our Vision Statement

To grow nationally, becoming a household name as the gold standard for our military families. Providing an opportunity for lifelong touch-points, so that ASC recipients will say it is an honor to be A Soldier’s Child.

We presently have over 5000 children enrolled in all 50 states.
We expect to exceed 5500 children by the end of 2024.

We are so grateful for you and others all over our country committed to help us honor our national treasure; the children of our fallen military servicemen and servicewomen.

Listen in to the All Things ASC Podcast for deep talk into the human experience of the highs, lows, and plateaus of life, in search of finding passion and purpose for A Life Worth Celebrating.

FinanciaL Information

ASC receives no government funding.

Over the last 4 years ASC has averaged 84% of every dollar spent going to our kids in programs and services.