About Us

No Hero Left Behind

Team Foster is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to honor the legacy of Captain Erick Foster by aiding wounded veterans. Our mantra: No Hero Left Behind. In 2017, Team Foster is sponsoring service dogs to partner with tri-state area veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). We ensure these dogs are obtained, cared for and provided a specialized training team – all at no cost to our veterans.

Team Foster was founded in 2014 to honor a friend and hero killed in action.  Erick was inspiration to many – he pushed himself and motivated everyone around to him to be better people… to go a little farther, to give a little more.  And that’s exactly what Team Foster seeks to do.  We want to give back to those service men and women who have sacrificed so much.  We want to carry on Erick’s legacy by making sure that there is No Hero Left Behind.

While service dogs are vital tools to rehabilitate injured service men and women, they are also expensive and resource intensive.  Just one service dog can take two years and upwards of $20,000 to properly prepare to partner with an injured veteran.  Meanwhile, there is no assistance from the military or the government.  By joining Team Foster, you can help fill that gap.  You can make a difference in an injured veteran’s life.

Ride with us.  Run with us.  Work with us.  Join Team Foster to aid, rehabilitate and care for our wounded veterans – No Hero Left Behind.

Email: us@teamfoster.org

Mail: Team Foster, 2037 Chestnut Street, PO Box 2145, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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MEET #WEARETEAMFOSTER

Nick Liermann

Nick Liermann

CEO & Founder

Nick and his wife, Lindsay, founded Team Foster in memory of Nick’s friend Erick. Nick served in the Army from 2000 to 2004 as a Captain in the 5-7 Air Defense Artillery (PATRIOT) Battalion based in Hanau, Germany and deploying to the Middle East as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2012, Nick re-joined the Army as a JAG Reservist. Working as a prosecutor in both Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ for the last 9 years, Nick has dedicated his career to public service. He is also an avid cyclist and recently began participating in triathlons.

Erick Foster

Erick Foster

Our Inspiration

Captain Erick Foster was killed in combat in August of 2007. Erick was a warrior, a leader, and an inspiration to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. He set the example for everyone he encountered: full of energy, an amazing teammate and a soldier’s soldier. Erick personified the terms Service and Sacrifice. At #TeamFoster we honor him with all that we do.

Frank Flaherty

Frank Flaherty

Fundraising & Outreach

Frank joined the Team Foster board in 2015, excited to help grow this organization to enable greater support of our veterans. He comes from a large family, many of whom serve and have served this great nation in the Army and Marine Corps. Frank resides in South Jersey with his wife, Danielle and has worked as a defense contractor for the past 12 years. He has been an avid long distance runner for over 10 years, and previously worked as a member of Team Foster Volunteer Army, but plans to ride his first Foster 100 in 2016.

Michael Borgatti

Michael Borgatti

Support & Logistics

The son and grandson of two retired U.S. Army doctors, Mike’s early years were spent living on numerous military installations around the country including Ft. Lewis, Washington and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. His family ties to the Armed Services give special meaning to Team Foster’s mission. Mike is an avid outdoor enthusiast who can be found surfing, skiing, and riding his bike whenever he can escape his desk.  Mike and his wife Allie are proud residents of Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood.

Ian Farrell

Ian Farrell

Design & Marketing

Ian is an avid cyclist who was involved with Team Foster from the beginning. He was part of first group to take on the Foster 100 and leads are creative design team. Ian jumped at the chance to be part of such a noble cause, and enjoys trying to convince Nick (and others) to kick off their running shoes and into their spandex. In 2015, Ian and his family moved to Lewes, Delaware where Ian reigns as the leader of Team Foster’s Slower Lower Delaware chapter.

OUR INSPIRATION

erick

Captain Erick Foster

Captain Erick Foster was killed in combat in August of 2007. Erick was a warrior, a leader, and an inspiration to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him.

In Erick’s honor, Team Foster is raising money to partner service dogs with tri-state area veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). At no cost to our veterans, your support will cover obtaining the dogs, the dogs’ care, and a specialized training team.