The Bianchi Memorial Fund was established in May 2017 to honor the memory of Bobby and Kevin Bianchi. The two brothers graduated from the Naval Academy in 1983 and 1985, respectively. Both went on to earn their wings and join the helicopter community as naval officers. 

 
 

The Bianchi Brothers

Sadly, Bobby lost his life in a crash near Subic Bay, Philippines in 1987. Kevin suffered a similar fate many years later in Sicily, after having risen to the the rank of Commander over the course of his naval career. The Bianchi brothers were wonderful men, tremendous athletes and loyal friends. Kevin was also a committed husband and the loving father of three beautiful children. 

The Bianchi brothers were exceptional in many ways. Testimonials written by friends and family, some of which are included on our website, give the best insight on each of their unique qualities. They were the kind of men who drew others to them. You wanted to hang out and be friends with Bobby and Kevin. They stood out at Navy despite being surrounded by many other talented individuals. Bobby captained Navy’s nationally ranked lacrosse squad. Kevin was captain of the wrestling team his first class year and played lacrosse as well. Their natural leadership qualities made it obvious they would go on to achieve great success in their naval careers.

Leaving a Legacy

Click here to read how Bobby Bianchi's legacy is impacting a new generation of lacrosse players at Rutgers University.

Hall of Fame

Click here for details on the Bianchi brothers induction into the Columbia High School Hall of Fame.

 

Our Mission

Our fund seeks to keep the Bianchi name and the memory of these two fantastic individuals alive by supporting the families of military men and women who suffered the same fate. The proceeds of our fund raising activities will primarily be used to support military families who lost a mother or father serving our country. Emphasis will certainly be placed on the helicopter community where both Bobby and Kevin served. 

The goal is very simple—- we want to help others through this charitable fund. Bobby and Kevin would have wanted something like this to rise out of their tragic loss. Through the efforts of The Bianchi Memorial Fund, we also hope to enhance the legacy of these two wonderful brothers, keeping their memory alive through these charitable efforts while drawing friends and family together along the way.

Our Mission

Our fund seeks to keep the Bianchi name and the memory of these two fantastic individuals alive by supporting the families of military men and women who suffered the same fate. The proceeds of our fund raising activities will primarily be used to support military families who lost a mother or father serving our country. Emphasis will certainly be placed on the helicopter community where both Bobby and Kevin served. 

The goal is very simple—- we want to help others through this charitable fund. Bobby and Kevin would have wanted something like this to rise out of their tragic loss. Through the efforts of The Bianchi Memorial Fund, we also hope to enhance the legacy of these two wonderful brothers, keeping their memory alive through these charitable efforts while drawing friends and family together along the way.

 

Fundraising Events

Our fund seeks to keep the Bianchi name and the memory of these two fantastic individuals alive by supporting the families of military men and women who suffered the same fate. The proceeds of our fund raising activities will primarily be used to support military families who lost a mother or father serving our country. Emphasis will certainly be placed on the helicopter community where both Bobby and Kevin served. 

The goal is very simple—- we want to help others through this charitable fund. Bobby and Kevin would have wanted something like this to rise out of their tragic loss. Through the efforts of The Bianchi Memorial Fund, we also hope to enhance the legacy of these two wonderful brothers, keeping their memory alive through these charitable efforts while drawing friends and family together along the way.

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Even with all the success on the field and in the classroom, Bobby was still one of humblest guys I’ve ever known. That’s not to say he wasn’t confident, he was very confident – probably more than anyone else I’ve ever known. No matter what sport he was playing, when it was coming down to the last play, he wanted the ball. And we usually gave it to him knowing that the result was likely going to be good.

- Christopher F Sloan, Life Long Friend