December 10, 2021

Peachtree City, GA

Press Release | For Immediate Release


Rinnai Reaches Four Year Milestone in Folds of Honor Partnership, Contributes Additional $50K

100% of Rinnai donations go directly to scholarship winners engaged in the building trades


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (December 9, 2021) – Rinnai America Corporation, the leading brand of tankless water heaters, has been an established partner with Folds of Honor since 2018. The premise of the partnership – which remains in effect today – is to offer educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members to support their continued education and professional development. The program with Rinnai has been highly successful, awarding nearly 80 recipients over the past four years and culminating in more than $400,000 in donations. Capping off this year’s activity Rinnai made an incremental donation of $50,000 to further support those interested in the building trades.

“Our brand promise is Creating a healthier way of living®, and our partnership with Folds of Honor has assisted military families across the country to pursue their educational and professional dreams,” said Frank Windsor, President, Rinnai America Corporation. “Our engagement with Folds of Honor is meaningful to us both as an organization and as individuals. We are deeply passionate about finding and feeding new talent into the building trades and partnering with Folds of Honor allows us to do so while also supporting veterans.”

The skilled labor shortage continues to be a challenge faced not only by Rinnai but by the building category as a whole. Through the partnership with Folds of Honor, the tankless water heater manufacturer supports military families, as well as the trades. Currently, 42 students are attending trade or technical schools made possible through Rinnai’s engagement with the nonprofit. And with the company’s 2021 incremental donation, an additional ten individuals interested in the trades, including future welders and electricians, have been enabled to take the next step in their training and educational journey.

“We are extremely pleased with the partnership with Rinnai,” said Lt. Colonel Rooney, Founder and CEO of Folds of Honor. “Their involvement directly helps students interested in the trades and is a testament to Rinnai’s commitment to their industry. 100% of Rinnai’s donation goes directly towards those seeking a career in the trades. We’re so humbled and honored to serve people in need and having companies like Rinnai support our cause helps us move one step closer towards serving more.”

For more than fourteen years, Folds of Honor has helped support education for 35,000 students, creating career opportunities across diverse categories including cooking to mass communications to cosmetology. This year, Folds of Honor raised $32M and awarded 7,000 scholarships to military families.

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Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation in Nagoya, Japan, was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Peachtree City, Ga. Rinnai Corporation manufactures gas appliances including tankless water heaters, a wide range of kitchen appliances and heating and air conditioning units. As the technology leader in its industry, Rinnai is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan and is the number-one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in the United States and Canada. Annual corporate revenues, including those of its subsidiaries, are in excess of $3.2 billion. With a global perspective to create 21st-century products for the home and business, Rinnai Corporation commits itself to safety and Creating a healthier way of living©. For more information about Rinnai’s entire product line, visit

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Founded in 2007 by Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, the Folds of Honor has carried forth one singular and noble mission. To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Lt Col Rooney is a PGA Professional and an F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served three tours of duty in Iraq. Since founding the Folds of Honor in 2007, the foundation has proudly awarded approximately 35,000 scholarships in all 50 states and some US territories, including over 6,500 in 2021 alone.

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on Guide Star, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private educational tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents.