World War II News

Families of World War II Veterans Holds Annual Fundraiser
December 10, 2020

Families of World War II Veterans held its annual fundraising event last month. Veterans, sponsors and special guests attended this year's virtual event to honor our nation's veterans and contribute to the Families of World War II Veterans scholarship fund.

The Families of World War II Veterans scholarship fund has awarded annual scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate degree at the college of their choice. In addition to displaying strong academic standing and financial need, scholarship recipients share how the lessons and historical significance of World War II have had a personal impact on their lives as part of the scholarship application process.

Families of World War II Veterans was founded by Barbara Fasola, CEO of Frisco-based Careington International Corporation. Fasola was moved to create Families of World War II Veterans in honor of her father, a World War II veteran who served in the South Pacific. "We are pleased we were able to continue our tradition of our annual fundraising event, despite the challenging year we have all faced," said Fasola. "It's so important to take time to honor the dedication and legacy of our veterans and we are thankful for the generous financial contributions of our valued partners, clients and sponsors that help fund scholarships for deserving students."

Careington continued its tradition of supporting the organization and hosted the annual fundraiser. Other major sponsors included MetLife as the event's presenting sponsor, as well as UnitedHealthcare, Axia Strategies, Land Rover of Frisco, GEHA and Brown & Brown.

Additional highlights of the virtual fundraiser event included the debut of a special virtual tour of the National Museum of the Pacific War located in Fredericksburg, Texas, featuring Fasola as well as Wendy Sideris, Administrative Director and Sean Loving, Director of Scholarships. The virtual tour video can be viewed here.

To learn more about Families of World War II Veterans and its mission, become a part of the community or contribute to the scholarship fund, please visit