The Aaron Wilson Foundation is 501c3 non-profit organization that was named after Aaron Wilson who
passed away at the tender age of 17 from an aggressive form of brain cancer in 2021. Aaron Wilson was
a high school athlete who made the National Honor Society with a 4.2 GPA while battling cancer during
his attendance at St. Francis High School in Baltimore MD. He also received 33 Division 1 football offers
but his official offer and acceptance was to Penn State.
AWF will provide assistance and incentives to high school scholar athletes for higher education needs,
academic and sports programs, and provide assistance, focus on community awareness for childhood
cancer and prescreening. As well as focus on the on the additional interests that Aaron loved.
A4- is the sports program that will hold sports camps, support student-athletes as they strive for
academic excellence in the classroom, provide monetary support to youth and high school sports
Foreign Aaron-will focus on the students who are interested in the arts, visual technology such as
making videos, modeling, music, acting and film will be supported by either monetary assistance or
provided resources on these areas of focus.
Aaron Wilson’s Bio
Aaron began to play youth football under his dads coaching for the West Orange Jr Warriors of Winter
Garden, where he immediately showed a natural ability to excel on the field. He helped lead his team to
several play-off games each year and was the first defensive player to be nominated for the Heisman
Trophy in 2016. As an 8th grader he was selected by Hall of Famer Deion Sanders to play in the Under
Armour All-American Middle School game and played under former Baltimore Ravens Hall of Famer Ed
He love to dance and make Tik Tok and You Tube vides as well as developed an interest in modeling and
acting. He graduated from The Barbizon School of Modeling in 2019.
Aaron attended West Orange and Ocoee High Schools before deciding to take his academic and athletic
abilities to nationally ranked powerhouse St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, MD. While only there a
short time, he made a lasting impression on the administration, coaches, classmates and teammates.
During the 2020/2021 school year at St. Frances Aaron maintained a 4.2 GPA and virtually inducted into
the National Honor Society in January 2021, and served as Student Government Vice President.
He was a part of the Under Armour Future 50 an committed to play in the Under Armour All-American
High School game. His talents proved him to be a 5-star athlete, ranked #4 DE in the nation, #1 DE in the
state of Maryland and received more than 30 scholarship offers from Division 1 colleges. Penn State
offered Aaron a scholarship at a St Francis home game where Art and Shawna Wilson accepted his offer
along with a Baltimore Ravens jersey presented by Jim Harbaugh.
During this time Aaron was battling an aggressive form of stage 4 brain cancer diagnosed on April 9,
2020 as a midline glioma.
On the April 26, 2021 Aaron was called home. Aaron was an amazing young man who shined in the
classroom, on the football field and in life. He had great big personality, an awesome sense of humor
and was loved by everyone who crossed his path. “God gave Aaron as an offering so that we can learn
how to love, how to live, how to give and how to grow." - Antwan Nelson