Honoring Anne's Sacrifice

The Anne McCormick Sullivan Foundation firefighter scholarship has been established as a living legacy to provide funds for women to pursue the noble calling of firefighting, and to honor Anne’s sacrifice by carrying on her dream

Anne's Story

January 7, 2013 Anne Sullivan began her career as a Cadet the the HFD Val Jahnke Training Facility as a member of Class 2013A. She excelled at most endeavors and took on challenges with a sheer determined effort. It was said of Cadet Sullivan by her instructors “that of her 5 foot 2 inch frame, 5 foot 1 inch of it was heart. She never quits.”

Anne was the living example of a strong work ethic. She knew the value of building a good reputation and taking pride in your work. In every training evolution Cadet Sullivan stood out from the others because she wanted to be the best. No outside motivation from instructors was needed.

Firefighter Sullivan bravely died in the Line-of-Duty on May 31, 2013 at the 5-alarm Southwest Inn fire along with three fellow Houston Firefighters in a roof collapse.

The Anne McCormick Sullivan award was commissioned at her Memorial Service on June 6, 2013. The award will be presented to Cadets who best exemplify integrity, extraordinary responsibility, never-quit attitude and the discipline and commitment to be the best.

In her short tenure, Anne left a legacy of hard work, dedication, and excellence to the Houston Fire Department.

About Us

The Anne McCormick Sullivan Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 after the Southwest Inn fire tragically took the lives of four Houston Firefighters, including Anne.  The Foundation was started in her name with the purpose of assisting women in pursuit of a career in professional firefighting.  Anne gave her life doing what she loved and what she knew she wanted to do since the age of 17.  She would want nothing more than for other women to be able to follow their dreams as she did hers.

In a male dominated industry, women make up only around 4% of the nation’s firefighters.  Unfortunately, with these sorts of statistics, women can sometimes feel swayed from pursuing this type of career.  We hope to increase that number by giving opportunities to women who are pursuing education and training in the firefighting industry.  Anne was so passionate about firefighting, and to be able to encourage and support fellow women who have the same passion, would allow Anne’s legacy to live on in each and every one of you.

Scholarship

The Anne McCormick Sullivan Foundation firefighter scholarship has been established as a living legacy to provide funds for women to pursue the noble calling of firefighting, and to honor Anne’s sacrifice by carrying on her dream.

Download the scholarship application , complete pages three and four, scan and email to Mary Sullivan at marysullivan247@yahoo.com.

Any questions please call Mary at (281) 381-3090.

Also you may mail the application in:

Anne McCormick Sullivan Foundation
c/o Mary Sullivan
3119 Pecan Wood Drive
Missouri City, TX 77459

Scholarship Application