The Foundation was created in 2006 by friends and family of Michael H. Wise, II to honor his life and ensure that his name and sacrifice are remembered by all.

The four main principles at the Foundation’s core are:

  • To celebrate the life of Michael H. Wise, II, a Reading, Pennsylvania, police officer killed in the line of duty on June 5, 2004;
  • To celebrate the lives of all law enforcement officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty;
  • To organize and promote charitable events that reflect law enforcement officers and firefighters in a positive manner; and
  • To make charitable donations to individuals and/or organizations consistent with the principles set forth above.