The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation is excited to update the Auburn community and its’ many donors on the accomplishments achieved during the 2016-2017 school year.

Due to the tremendous support of the community, Erik Berg, President of the Major David Memorial Foundation, announced the Foundation will be expanding its grant and scholarship programs for the students of the Auburn Public Schools for the school year 2017 – 2018.

As a result of funds raised from the Annual KLEPTO 5K Run/Walk, fundraising by the organization and unsolicited donations, the school year 2016-2017 was success for a growing organization.  The Foundation was able to spread its donation arm beyond the High School and awarded grants to students in the middle and intermediate schools.

The school year 2016-2017 saw the Foundation award approximately $10,000 to students of the Auburn Public School system which included the following:

  • $1000 Scholarship to a graduating member of the Auburn High School Senior Class
  • $4000 renewable Scholarship to a graduating member of the Auburn High School Senior Class
  • $5,000 in grant monies to students to cover Washington DC and New York City educational trips
  • Speaker fees for the Unified Track Organization at Auburn High School
  • Grants to build and send military care packages
  • Grants to support the Environmental Club, MASC Leadership Conference and We the People State House visit

For the school year 2017-2018, the Foundation will continue to offer the School Grant Program and extend the program to all school levels including high school, middle, intermediate and elementary. High School students are encouraged to apply online or they may mail in the application.  Middle and Intermediate School students are required to complete an essay to apply for funds.  Elementary grants may be submitted by the faculty.

The Foundation Scholarship Committee works closely with the Auburn High School Guidance Department, but recipients are ultimately selected by The Foundation Scholarship Committee and outside community volunteers. In 2017-2018 they are looking to add another $1000 scholarship.

The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation is looking forward to continuing our growth in order to support more students within the Auburn community.  We thank family, friends and businesses who believe in who we are and what we are doing and we look forward to establishing new relationships in the community.

“The mission of The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation is to honor the life of Major David Brodeur by working collaboratively with the students of the Auburn public schools to provide grants and scholarships in the areas of academics, leadership, community and extra-curricular activities.”

Air Force Major David L. Brodeur, who died April 27, 2011 at Kabul Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, was on deployment from Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska.  Major Brodeur was an experienced F-16 pilot and instructor with deployments to Iraq where he flew combat missions during the initial days and months of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Among his commendations and awards are the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, and Combat Action Medal.  He left behind his wife Susan and children Elizabeth and David Jr. of Colorado.

David was educated in the Auburn public schools graduating with honors from Auburn High in 1994. While in high school he played soccer and was an accomplished track and field athlete who won Southern Worcester County League and District Class B individual championships. He served as Treasurer and President of the Student Council and was a member of the National Honor Society; represented Auburn High at the Annual Student Government Day Program sponsored by the Massachusetts State Legislature and received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his service to Auburn High and the Town of Auburn.

2017 KLEPTO 5K Run/Walk: October 15th @ North American Martyrs Church – Registration Information coming soon.
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