Meet Our Team

Word of Honor Fund

2017 Team

We are thrilled to share with you the brief biographies of Word of Honor Fund's leadership team. All are volunteering their time, energy, passion and expertise to ensure that milestone events for children of our fallen heroes are honored.


Louis Shepard 

Founder, President

Louis is Word of Honor Fund’s founder. His passion and loyalty to the Naval Special Operations community has created this mentorship program for the children of fallen heros and friends. He and his wife, Rosalie, remain closely connected to the Naval Special Operations community and maintain strong relationships with past and present command families.

Rosalie Shepard 

Vice-President, Administrative Director

Rosalie works closely with the Family Support Director. Her motivation to outreach is fueled by her familiarity of the community and their families. Rosalie’s nurturing spirit and 16 years as a military spouse have been instrumental in developing the supporting architecture of the fund. When not busy as a volunteer, Rosalie is a Registered Nurse Practitioner and most proudly, a blessed wife and mother of three young children.

Mari McStay 

Secretary, Fund Development Director

Mari’s dedication to growing the Word of Honor fund along with her unswerving patriotism, underpins the fund’s mission. Mari is the point person for donors and those who want to host fundraising events for the benefit of Word of Honor Fund. Her fundraising and extensive event-hosting experiences are central to the successful development of the fund. Mari and her husband Gary have two daughters, one son, eight grandchildren and live in Idaho.

Our Mission Statement

Word of Honor Fund provides a continuum of support that facilitates milestone events for the surviving children of SEALs and Special Operations personnel who die while assigned to a select Naval Special Operations Group.

Our word is our bond and it is the purest form of trust. The most sacred of all is a father's promise to his children. Word of Honor Fund is committed to fulfilling the intentions of our fallen heroes by ensuring his children experience life as he had planned before his sacrifice. His untimely passing challenges his promise.

Who will honor his word? We will...

Make a Donation

Click here to donate by CREDIT CARD


To donate by CHECK: Please make your check payable to Word of Honor Fund and send to P.O. Box 777, Bellevue, Idaho 83313.

Word of Honor Fund is a 501(c)3. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax laws. EIN 47-3063401

Scroll to top