The USAC Benevolent Foundation announced today a matching, dollar-for-dollar grant for a Charlie Dean Leffler Educational Fund.

In making the announcement, Bill Marvel, Executive Director of the 501-3c designated Foundation, explained: “After serious consideration, the Board of Directors of the Benevolent Foundation decided that a Matching Dollar Grant offer be utilized exclusively for the future educational needs of Charlie Dean, Jason Leffler’s five year old son.”

Marvel continued: “To insure a sum that will assist Charlie’s future educational needs, the Foundation’s Board of Directors announced that for every dollar donated to Charlie’s future education, the Foundation will match it, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. When it reaches the $25,000 it will be then combined to the Foundation’s match and will increase the Fund Grant to $50,000. All donations received, including those received after the possible $50,000 matching Fund Grant is reached, will be ear marked for Charlie’s educational needs, aside from provisions established by Jason.”

Charlie’s mother, Alison Leffler, when informed of the Foundation’s forthcoming grant, said: “I am deeply touched that you have set up a college fund for Charlie through the USAC Benevolent Foundation.”

Earlier today, Harry Scott Jr., co-owner of Turner Scott Motorsports and one of three Trustees of the Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust, released a statement regarding the two separate funds that have been started for Jason Leffler’s son, Charlie. We would like to reiterate Mr. Scott’s statement indicating that everyone at the USAC Benevolent Foundation is going to work with everyone associated with the Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust to ensure that all monies raised, regardless of which fund they come through, go directly to caring for Charlie Dean Leffler and his needs. We are all working together towards the goal of providing for Charlie’s future. We all want to make sure that Charlie is well taken care of and that Jason’s love for him is always evident.

Donations for the Educational Grant Fund can be easily made on Pay Pal by logging onto the USAC WebSite at, scrolling down the right side, clicking on the “Donate” button under Jason’s name and following the prompts.

All contributions earmarked for the Charlie Dean Leffler Educational Fund, may be directed to the USAC Benevolent Foundation, c/o Executive Director Bill Marvel, 4910 W. 16th Street Speedway, Speedway, Ind. 46224. Bill may be reached at 859-749-0646 or Donations should be earmarked for this program.