Impact of COVID-19: Urgent Crisis Appeal

Recent news about COVID19 has impacted us all.  Our primary concern is the health and well being of all current servicemembers and their families, retirees, and members of the Organized Militia.

The Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc remains deeply committed to its support of those we serve.  We are seeing a dramatic increase in requests for financial assistance due to the impact of COVID19.

Please consider making a contribution to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc., to help us meet the needs of those we serve.  Your gift is tax-deductible and helps so many in need.  Please donate now.  Thank you.  Learn more about our urgent crisis appeal here.


Foundation Management

Fifteen (15) member Board of Directors provides management and oversight to the foundation. One of the directors is also designated as the Executive Director and is responsible for day to day operations.

Board Officers consist of a:

President-  CW4(Ret) Christopher Mackenzie

Vice President-  CSM(Ret) Raymond Zastaury

Secretary-  BG(Ret) Gary Ottenbriet

Treasurer-  Mrs. Kimberly Hoffman

Executive Director-  CW4(Ret) John Godburn

Director- BG(Ret) John H. Grasso

Director-  BG Ralph Hedenberg

Director-  CSM John Carragher

Director-  MG(Ret) Thad Martin

Director-  CSM(Ret) Joseph Sevigny

Director-  Mr. Harvey Silverman

Director-  COL(Ret) John Wiltse

Director-  CCM John M. Gasiorek

Director-  CSM(Ret) Paul J. Diorio

Director-  CH(MAJ) James Parnell


By-laws prohibit:

Political activity

Lobbying activity

Other activities contrary to its tax exempt status


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