MSG Nick Sheperty


"To support, To honor, To remember"

The MSG Nick Sheperty Foundation was created after MSG Sheperty died on April 17, 2019, during a military freefall training event

The Foundation’s mission is to honor and remember those who have died during or as a result of military freefall operations, and to support active duty members, veterans, and their families.

Supporting student veterans

The MSG Nick Sheperty Foundation provides an annual gift to a University of Maryland student in good standing.  This stipend will be given to a veteran or a service member of the Armed Forces or an immediate family member of either group enrolled at the University of Maryland.  The University's Veteran Selection Process evaluates all eligible candidates based on military service, academic standing, leadership, and financial need.  Priority is given to a candidate whose life experiences align with the Foundation's mission.  The Foundation hopes to expand its funding activities to offer additional stipends at other universities,

Honoring and remembering those who died during or as a result of military Freefall training.

Since Nick's death, the Foundation has been steadfast in its mission to honor those special operators who lost their lives during military freefall training operations or in support of these operations. We've partnered with the esteemed Randolph Rose Collection to craft a memorial statue, cast in bronze.

We're thrilled to share that the statue and its concrete base have been fully funded, thanks to the generous support of Jaime and Jake Baker. As a result, the Memorial was installed in Yuma, Arizona at the Military Freefall School, on April 17, 2024; the fifth anniversary of Nick's death.

This Memorial is a living tribute, and the Foundation is actively exploring ways to ensure all those who died in FreeFall training are recognized.


The Foundation supports and coordinates an annual memorial run and receives monetary gifts from private individuals or organizations to fund our missions.