Willis Law donates a portion of their revenue to the Corporal Willis Foundation.
Click here to view our partners for our 2013 Warrior Ride fundraising event.
Great Rewards for Great Warriors: The primary mission of the Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation is the funding of college scholarships for the benefit of children who have lost their U.S. Armed Services parent, or whose parent has been permanently disabled, in a combat zone. Please note that special consideration is given to children or families located in or with a story connecting to four U.S. Midwestern states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. These families have also made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation (the “Willis Foundation”) invites you to support its “Great Rewards for Great Warriors” program by participating in our Sporting Clays Shoot at the Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club.
The Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club has graciously offered to shut their range down for guests of the Willis Foundation on Saturday, June 20 for a 50 clay round sporting clays shoot. Registration begins at 8:15am and shooting will commence at 9am. The cost for this event is only $25/individual or $100/team of four. A BBQ lunch is provided as well as tons of prizes, including high and low shooters, 1st-3rd place teams and more! Read the informative flyer here.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Willis Foundation’s long-term program to fund college scholarships for children who have lost a parent, or whose parent was permanently disabled, in a combat zone.
2014 Warrior Ride (held September 11 - 14, 2014)
This year marks the Ninth Annual Warrior Ride of the Willis Foundation. The Riders rode 200+ miles to the Fort Custer National Cemetery where Corporal Willis is buried and then continued to Bronson Park in Kalamazoo where the riders stopped briefly to be joined by our ‘Last Leg’ riders. All the riders traveled to the Kalamazoo Country Club where a reception for the riders, families, guests, and service people from the base was held.
This year’s scholarship recipients are Chloe Mills, Daughter of Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, and Zekiah Thrailkill, son of Corporal Robert “Bobby” Lee Thrailkill, Jr.
Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation
Board member Corrina Willis and Willis Foundation supporter Jennifer Herbert ran their first marathon in the Grand Rapids Marathon to raise funds for the Willis Foundation scholarship program. Read more about their experience on our marathon page.
Bruce H. Briney, a long-time Northwestern Mutual representative and a board member with the Corporal Christopher K. Willis Foundation, was a recipient of a grant of $10,000 which he directed to the foundation to help with their efforts. CCKWF would like to sincerely thank Mr. Briney for his incredible thoughtfulness and generosity when it comes to making dreams come true.
The Willis Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in memory and in honor of a beloved brother, son, friend and Marine, is committed to supporting the men and women of our armed services by providing Great Rewards for Great Warriors.
Corporal Willis grew up in Paw Paw, Michigan, joined the Marines in 1999 and completed his boot camp training at Camp Pendleton, California, in December of 1999. Christopher graduated from USMC Engineering School at
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in April of 2000 with a 4.0 GPA.