Reston, VA – Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) will benefit from the Holiday Charity Initiative (HCI) launched by Credit Suisse. With over 4,900 employee donations, the initiative raised over $1.8 million thanks to Credit Suisse’s foundation matching the funds. Forty-three charities participated and were ranked by most donations and most donors. Fallen Patriots ranked an exceptional second place in both categories. The money raised will send military children who’ve lost a parent in the line duty to college.

The Holiday Charity Initiative is the annual employee giving campaign for Credit Suisse in the Americas. Corporate citizenship efforts at Credit Suisse are focused around three themes: volunteerism, education and microfinance.

The campaign was designed in the spirit of partnership that benefits all parties involved. As well as helping foundations like Fallen Patriots meet their funding goals, it offers Credit Suisse employees the opportunity to learn about, support, and be directly involved in the Bank’s philanthropic work and achievements.

“With our focus on children, the military and education, we are very excited to have been selected by Credit Suisse for their annual Holiday Charity Initiative” said Fallen Patriots VP for Operations, COL (Ret.) John Lindsay. “The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is grateful for the spirit of generosity at Credit Suisse and we look forward to being able to provide even more educational resources for our students.”

Credit Suisse’s Holiday Charity Initiative will help the growing demands on Fallen Patriots to ensure access to education by college-bound children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

About Fallen Patriots

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation honors the sacrifices of military heroes by ensuring the success of their children through college education. Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has provided more than $14 million in total assistance, including college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Nearly 20,000 children from all across America will need future assistance. Help today by visiting