The Angel Fund was started in September 1999 from donations given to CPAAAS when Ross Angel, our former President, succumbed to cancer. Ross was elected as President when we held our very first election in April, 1999. His mother, Dorothy Angel, requested that the money be used to benefit the Schaumburg Police Department. She felt that it was what Ross would have wanted since he was an active participant at the conception of our organization. That wish was fulfilled the spring of 2000 when the first gifts to the Angel Fund purchased ten helmets for the Schaumburg Bicycle Patrol. The Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association of Schaumburg continues to raise money for the Angel Fund in to benefit our friends in law enforcement and the Schaumburg community, both directly or indirectly through the Police Department.