The Tailhook Educational Foundation

For those wishing to donate to a specific fund or scholarship please include the name of the fund or scholarship in the address "country" blank of your address.

Donate a Vehicle

If you have a vehicle that you are thinking of trading in or selling, consider donating it to the Tailhook Educational Foundation Donate a Car Program.

When your vehicle is sold, the proceeds will go to the Tailhook Educational Foundation to help fund our scholarship program. You may also be able to deduct your vehicle as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes.

We have partnered with Car Program, which accepts most vehicles, including cars, trucks, trailers, boats and RVs. The donation is tax deductible and the process is easy. There’s free towing, and the vehicle does not need to run or pass current inspections.

If you have any questions, or would like to submit a donation by phone, please call Car Program toll-free, seven days a week at 1.800.240.0160. 

Hook to School Program

As part of our ongoing educational program, we send over 1000 copies of the Hook to High schools and colleges throughout the United States. Most of these magazines go to NROTC and NJROTC units and they are paid for by your Tailhook Educational Foundation. We need you to expand the distribution of the Hook magazine to more high schools and colleges. Please click here or visit the Tailhook Association web site and click on the Hook to School Link. Support a high school or college in your area or leave it to the Tailhook Educational Foundation staff to assign your support to a school in a remote area.

The next Scholarship Season starts 15 December

Scholarship applications are due back in the Tailhook Educational Foundation Office by 15 March.

Looking Forward

As we look to the coming New Year, we see a bright future for the Tailhook Educational Foundation. We continue to support the Hook to School Program, to expand our "Planned Giving Program," and to award more and larger scholarships. Your generosity convincingly demonstrates your firm support for the men and women now serving around the world. I sincerely hope we can count upon your support for Tailhook Educational Foundation programs next year beyond.

Begin Planning Now

Tailhook Educational Foundation planned giving advisors are professionals with years of experience in estate and gift planning who care about your goals and plans. They will work with your attorney or accountant to explain the many gift opportunities available to you and the financial advantages of each. Contact the Foundation to learn how confidential, personal financial planning can help you achieve your goals while helping to sustain and grow our life-changing educational mission.

  • For More Information Contact:
  • Captain Marc “Tag” Ostertag, USN (Ret) (800) 322-4665
  • Captain John “J.R.” Davis, USN (Ret) (800) 322-4665
  • We are standing by to assist you through every step of the process.

This is not professional tax or legal advice. Donors must consult their tax and legal advisors regarding their specific situation.

The Tailhook Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation

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9696 Businesspark Ave.
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 689-9223 / (800) 322-4665