MSG Nick Sheperty


"To support, to honor, to remember"

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

The Foundation’s mission is to honor 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 will  make an annual distribution in the form of a 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 reviews all eligible candidates and considers military service, academic standing, leadership and financial need with consideration towards a candidate whose life experiences align with our Foundation's mission when selecting the stipend recipient.

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

After Nick's death,  the Foundation was formed in hopes of recognizing those special operators who died during, or as a result of, military freefall parachute operations; and those members who have died supporting these operations. The Foundation has been working with the Randolph Rose Collection to create the memorial  the statue is currently in the clay mold status.  We are hoping the bronze casting will be complete by summer of 2024. 

We have also been actively seeking a partnership in the development and placement of the memorial.  Currently, we are sourcing a pedastal for the statue and investigating fundraisers to pay for it. 

If you  would like to submit the name of your loved one,  teammate or friend please contact us.  As this list will be ever evolving, we are researching solutions to this problem.

The  foundation supports and coordinates an annual memorial run, and monetary gifts from private individuals or from organizations.  The memorial location will be in Yuma, Arizona at the Military FreeFall school. The exact location will be determined by our partnership with the schoolhouse personnel.