The Counterterrorism Institute is pleased to establish the Frank M. Spano Sr. Greatest Generation Memorial Fund in honor of the men and women whose dedication and commitment to freedom, liberty, and justice saw our nation – and the global community – through some of its darkest days during the Second World War.

About Frank M. Spano Sr.

An accomplished artist, philanthropist, and patriot, Frank M. Spano Sr. served in the United States Army during World War II in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operation. As a member of “The Greatest Generation,” Mr. Spano understood the meaning of sacrifice to advance a worthy objective greater than himself.

The grandfather of our Executive Director and Founder, Frank M. Spano III, the late Mr. Spano served as a constant source of motivation, insight, and support guiding the Institute’s establishment and operations. He would often comment on the way of the world and the apparent decline of security, awareness, and willingness to come together to do something about it.

The Counterterrorism Institute is honored that Frank M. Spano Sr. would ask that, in lieu of flowers or other memorials, donations be made in his memory to support the Institute’s nonprofit mission of educating and empowering professionals, scholars, school-aged children, and the general public to better understand, prepare for, and counter the threat of terrorism.

Your generous donation in Mr. Spano’s honor – and in honor of all those members of the Greatest Generation who wouldn’t stand for the violence, hatred, and radical ideology which continue to threaten our safety and security – will be used to advance Institute outreach and engagement programs, as well as more direct action counterterrorism operations.

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The Counterterrorism Institute, Inc. is recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt public charity in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Copies of the Institute’s nonprofit documentation can be found here.