About Us

Who Are We?

The IronMen Foundation was the brainchild of the Men’s Ministry at The Village Church of Barrington (Illinois). Believing it was time to reach outside the confines of this small church, the men formed the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. It was incorporated in 2007 for the sole purpose or Providing Scholarships to the Children of Fallen Warriors. We are simply a group of American Patriots, from all walks of life trying to ease the unimaginable pain of our military families.

Our Vision was to do something significant to support our American Heroes’ Families.
We invited businesses in the Hot Rod industry to partner with us to build automobiles in order to:

  1. Capture the Attention of the American People;
  2. Dramatize the Educational Dilemma of the Children of our American Heroes;
  3. Build iconic hot rods – made from the Excellent Products of our Donor Partners who make the best products in the Hot Rod industry;
  4. Create a desire to own this car;
  5. Raise as Much Money as Possible at a High-Visibility Automobile Auction.

    Operation Scholarships… Mission Accomplished

    In June of 2015, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Sammy Davis, presented a check for $50,000 on behalf of The IronMen Foundation to USAF Colonel Dan Rooney of the Folds of Honor Foundation. This brought to a total the amount of $100,000 given by The IronMen Foundation to Folds of Honor Founation for scholarships. Folds of Honor administers our funds for us.

    Board of Directors

    Our Board of Directors all serve voluntarily. We invite our friends, fellow church members, acquaintances, hot rod lovers, business owners, civic leaders, military personnel, government officials and celebrities to join us in this cause.

    Chuck Caswell, Director,
    Emperor of TheCaswellAgency

    Keith Hanson, Director, Legal Counsel and Member of our Scholarship Committee
    President of Hanson Law Group

    Dr. John Vosnos, Director, Secretary

    Fred Rudy, Administrator and Chairman of our Scholarship Committee
    President of FJ Rudy Associates

    David Bunge, Treasurer
    Accountant – Porte Browne

    General Joe Kelley, (USAF Retired), Military Liason
    Professor of BioEthics

    Tom Nicholson, Public Relations
    Chairman/President – Nicholson Communications

    Bryan Reehoff, Automotive Guru and Car Project Foreman
    President – Custom Classics Restorations