2021 Annual Appeal

 

Dear Friends of the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc, 

 

            As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us look forward to everything the holiday brings.  It’s a chance to gather with friends and family, make memories, and give thanks around the table. 

   But this year, Thanksgiving will feel very different for some of our Connecticut National Guard service members and families.  

             For many of our members, financial hardship means their tables will be bare.  They are not looking forward to the holiday; they are wondering if they will have the money to feed their family or pay their mortgage or rent.  

             That is why I hope you will continue to help our service members and their families with a gift to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc.  When you do, you are making a difference in the lives of our soldiers and airman, like “Tom”.  

            “Tom” was a deployed service member and father of two children.  While deployed, his family lost everything due to a massive house fire.   Fortunately, no one was injured, but all they escaped with were the clothes they were wearing.  But because of the generosity of donors like you, the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc, was able to immediately give them a check, along with gift cards, to help them survive the first few days after their devastating loss.  

            I am happy to report that “Tom” and his family are doing better.  They have found temporary housing, neighbors and the local community provided assistance, the children are back in school, and the family is regaining stability in their lives.   

            You can feel proud, knowing that your contributions to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc, made it possible for us to give “Tom” and his family the immediate financial assistance they needed in those critical first hours after the fire.  

            I hope you will continue your support of the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc by making a tax-deductible donation during this year’s annual appeal.  I know there are many worthy charities, and I want to thank you for continuing to support us, and the service members and families we support. 

            Every year is different, not knowing how many of our service members and families are struggling, or how many requests for assistance we will receive.  These past two years have been especially challenging, with the COVID-19 pandemic and increased deployments.  Our Connecticut guardsman are not immune from these influences, and last year we awarded close to $60,000 in grants.  

             In addition to our grants, I am happy to report that the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc awarded $22,000 in scholarships for the current 2021 – 2022 academic year.    These scholarships went to our service members, their spouses and/or children, helping them achieve their educational goals.   Just another example of how your continued support allows us to serve our constituents.   

            In order for us to assist these families, we need your help.  Our hope is to continue to support our Guard family as long as the need exists, but we cannot do it alone.  We need your help.  Won’t you please consider making a donation to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc?  You can donate by check or credit card, using the enclosed reply card and envelope, or by going to our website at www.ctngfi.org and clicking on the donate button.   

            With your gift today, no matter how large or small, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your donation will help those most in need.   

            This is the season for giving thanks ... and in that spirit, thank you for all you do for our Foundation.   Please send your most generous gift today.

 

Sincerely, 

 

Christopher Mackenzie

Chief Warrant Officer Four (Retired) 

President

 

              

 

 

2014 Donors and Sponsors

Presidents Circle (Contributions of $1000 and above)

  • Griswold Elementry School
  • Felix M Delgreco Scholarship
  • Katharine & Henry McLane Char Trust
  • Local Independent Charities of America
  • Aetna Foundation Inc
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Rockville Bank Foundation
  • Fidelity Brokerage Services
  • Jonathan E Ingersoll, Jr
  • The Alexander M & Catherine Maus Wright Charitable Trust
  • AAAA Connecticut Chapter 06/99
  • Jeffrey K Valentine
  • Okay Industries Inc
  • American Legion Sidlecki Post 187
  • California Community Foundation
  • Connecticut Military Corvette Club
  • Gilbert W Sanborn
  • Olde Crabs Hockey Club Inc

Directors Circle (Contributions of $500 to $999)

  • Bruce Kosa
  • Compass Lodge  No 9 AF & AM
  • Reed Intermediate School
  • Bichop J Nawrot
  • Connecticut Valley Crematory
  • HCC Global Financial products LLC
  • Joan Tarrant
  • John J Zoni
  • Kimberly Marohn
  • Shepard B Stone
  • VFW Post 3272
  • Wethersfield Chapter of UNICO National

Leaders Circle (Contributions of $250 to $499)

  • Paul Rogers
  • William E Sheedy Jr
  • American legion Aux Unit 176
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 52
  • Carmon Community Funeral Homes
  • Donald J Bastis
  • Niantic Lions Charities
  • Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
  • Adam P Cohen CPA
  • American Legion Post 17
  • Amey W Marrella
  • Davis Auctions Inc
  • Diane Pinho-Monteiro
  • Elaine Ann Hammers
  • JHD Corporation
  • Joanne M Quarequio
  • John V Keating
  • Kimberly J Hoffman
  • Linda R Arbesman
  • Marlin G Howard
  • Michael Gruner
  • R Carl Szarlan
  • R Craig Self
  • Sharon T Sekellick
  • Thomas K Timmins

Patrons Circle (Contributions of $100 to $249)

  • Agatha Shepherd
  • Alsyn M Mullen
  • Broad Brook Brewing LLC
  • Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8
  • Francis J Evon Jr
  • Jane A Taylor
  • Justin Soderberg
  • Margaret E Wolk
  • Marilyn R Leonard
  • Michael Dorsey
  • Peter E Tatalias
  • Richard Leonard
  • Robert C Moeller
  • The Lions Club of Tolland
  • United Technologies
  • Carl A Zanoni
  • Charles Keating
  • Cheryl Jane Wilcox
  • Daniel A Diguilio
  • Frank A Utakis
  • John Treichel
  • Michael J Mahoney
  • Thaddeus J Martin
  • United Illuminating Company
  • American Legion Deparment of CT
  • Marianne Higuera
  • Travelers Employee Combined Campaign
  • Robert E Knowlden
  • James A French
  • Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan
  • Travelers Foundation Matching Gifts
  • American Legion Post 104
  • Michael P Stergio
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 128
  • American Legion Auxillary Post 111
  • American Legion Kiltonic Post #72
  • American Legion Post 1
  • American Legion Post 100
  • American Legion Post 141
  • American Legion Post 54
  • Amy L Porter
  • Arlene Paterwic
  • Arline P Rich
  • Barbara B Ryan
  • Barbara C Keenan
  • Barbara S Demers
  • Barbara Tavormina
  • Bernice L Wright
  • Brenda & Rick Bednar
  • Canel Lodge 700
  • Carl A Rapacz
  • Catherine H Connor
  • Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
  • Chester Miller
  • Dana R Finnegan
  • Danielson BPOE 1706
  • David A Kohlun
  • Deborah S Rubenstein
  • Eileen M Russo
  • Ellen A Geary
  • Eric Bliss DBA Claim Manager
  • Ethan Goldman
  • Forrest L Anderson
  • Frank J Gerratana MD
  • G Barrett Simson
  • George W Ripley III
  • Gerhardt L Bobroske
  • IVY Biomedical Systems
  • James H Davis
  • Jamie B Lehrer
  • Jamie L Mills
  • John J Anzidei
  • Joseph A Poland
  • Judith Crotty
  • Judythe Lehrer
  • K J Purdie
  • Kay Amemiya
  • Kevin T Lyden
  • Mark L Ceccorulli
  • Michael J Neri
  • Michael L Gasco
  • Middlesex Cnty Blue Star Mothers
  • Nancy L Strawderman
  • Patricia McHenry
  • Paul E Petry
  • Peggy Gray
  • Peter J Beller
  • Richard A Reed
  • Richard L Gallion
  • Richard Leydon
  • Rita King
  • Robert A Egan
  • Robert H Blewitt Jr
  • Robert J Pape
  • Robert K Yass
  • Ronald J Calkins
  • Ronald R Goodrich
  • Sally R Bain-Picard
  • Scungilli International
  • Sheffield Pharmaceuticals
  • Shelton Police Union
  • Steven A Miller
  • Steven N Wawruck Jr
  • Terry J Fagan
  • Timothy E Reilly
  • Toby Goldschneider
  • Vernon & Barbara Unger
  • VFW Post 5095
  • Vicki L Kistler
  • Victor P Dufault
  • Vincent E Santilli
  • William D Shaffer
  • William K Rochleau

Sustainers (Contributions of $50 to $99)

  • Bradford B Palmer
  • Carol B Martin
  • John C Gunning
  • Karen J Okker Siebenthal
  • Karen K Buffkin
  • Mary Beth Derynioski
  • Mary L Pear
  • Peter R Hyde
  • AFS&V
  • American Legion Post 73
  • Amy Downey
  • April Capone
  • Barbara Anne Kapi
  • Battista O Torre
  • Carol Kenny
  • Catherine C Flynn
  • Catherine Daly
  • Catherine E Illes
  • Charles B Stone
  • Cheryl-Ann Tubby
  • David C Peterson
  • David L Cooper
  • David Molleur
  • Delores Butson
  • Denise M Krause
  • Dennis Dix Jr
  • Diane Madama
  • Dominica Geary
  • Donalynn N Black
  • Douglas A Gray
  • E Englehardt Jr
  • Edward J Peznowski
  • Edward M Goldberg
  • Eileen E Mone
  • Eleanor M Baldyga
  • Elinor Carbone
  • Francis R Burnes
  • Franklin L Pratt
  • Gian Carl Francis Casa
  • Goodrich Foundation
  • Gordon M Ridgway
  • Howard L Page
  • InsideThePitBox LLC
  • James E Elsner
  • James J Bernetich
  • James P Baldoni
  • Janice O'Connor
  • Janyce S Winninger
  • Jeanne M Raccio
  • Jerome D Pickus
  • JIm Seichter
  • Joann E Bellamo
  • John Ambrozaitis Jr
  • John R Fox
  • John W Horan
  • Joseph J Romano
  • Joseph V Girardini
  • June A Morrin
  • Karen M Krol
  • Kyle D Pelton
  • Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW 7788
  • Laura Soll Public Relations LLC
  • Leo A Martigneni
  • Lois C Clede
  • Margaret Gerundo-Murkette
  • Maria T Bruks
  • Marilyn C Wilson
  • Marjola W Nelson
  • Maureen Carpenter
  • Melissa Hudak
  • Michael C Tetreau
  • Michael H Pozetta
  • Michael J Hargrove
  • Nancy L Benigni
  • Neil McCullough
  • Norman N Fierravanti
  • Pamela L Castonguay
  • Peter S Cross
  • Philip T Newbury
  • Ray McGarrigal
  • Richard F Ferrari
  • Robert A Smith
  • Robert Doyle Finan
  • Robert E Sitarz
  • Robert F Bencker
  • Robert J Hilliard
  • Robert J Stavinsky
  • Roland A Tetreault
  • Ronald J Begansky CPA
  • Ronald J Markham
  • Rosemary D Devlin
  • Stephen E Perkins
  • Steven D Staugaitis
  • Susan G Hosig
  • Susan H Perkins
  • Susan Zimmerman
  • Terry & Carol White
  • The Malizia Family Trust
  • Thomas C Wassell
  • William E Lewis Jr
  • William J McGurk
  • William J Robbins

Supporters (Contributions of $49 and under)

  • Barbara D Racicot
  • Augustus F Craig Jr
  • Elaine L Jansen
  • Leonard J Francis
  • Linda J Robson
  • Carol Ann Christoffers
  • Cecilia Sweeney
  • Dorothy M Willougjhby
  • Linnea H Golubchik
  • New Fairfield Middle School
  • Alice Paszek
  • Barbara C Murzin
  • Darlene J Davis
  • David Connole
  • Dorian M Taylor
  • L F Luciani
  • Lawrence J Post
  • Lawrence Regan
  • Mary Christine Moran
  • Moira & Douglas Jones
  • Robert D Rodner
  • Sandra V Chomick
  • Sherry Rainier
  • Adams Pharmacy Inc
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 105
  • Angela M Sinicrope
  • Ann C Weston
  • Anna M Andrulonis
  • Anthony D Martino
  • Anthony J Napoleon
  • Arlene Zappone
  • Arthur G Paul III
  • Barbara A Biatowas
  • Barbara M Waldron
  • Barbara S Cosker
  • Bonnie A Reemsnyder
  • Carlene Mulhall
  • Carolyn A Roarke
  • Charles G Macbeth
  • Cynthia M Lewis
  • D P Donahue
  • David Ballard
  • Douglas Walworth
  • Eleanor W Rogers
  • Elizabeth P Holling
  • Everett I Weaver
  • Francis W Perry Jr
  • Gary O Espelin
  • Gayle S Juliani
  • Gertrude D Beckwith
  • Guido DeStefano
  • Heather Avery
  • Ian Nicholson
  • James Milkie
  • Jean F Letendre
  • Jean m Kaczynski
  • Jeffery Nau
  • Jo Anne F Palmer
  • John C Lepper
  • Joseph Acanfora
  • Joseph R Mazzoccoli
  • Judith M Grabulis
  • Judy A Buonome
  • Katherine C Belleville
  • Kathleen M Difabio
  • Kathryn W Baker
  • Kimberly Debaise
  • Lisa Barber
  • Margaret N McDonald
  • Mario L Iadonisi
  • Maris Cornell
  • Mary Ellen Welch
  • Mary F Fuller
  • Mary Jane Rogers
  • Mary Lou Sanders
  • Marylou T Savoy
  • Melissa Wooten
  • Meredith Thornfeldt
  • Michael J Berch
  • Michele Walworth
  • Otto H Finkeldey III
  • Patricia A Kelly
  • Patricia C Robotham
  • Patricia J Wilk
  • Patricia M Corless
  • Pauline A Zenick
  • Peter C Brandolini
  • Philip A Scarpellino
  • Private Walker J Smith Post 511 Aux
  • Regina A Burke
  • Regina Larosa
  • Richard B may
  • Robert A Morgan
  • Robert J Lagasse
  • Robert L Dotolo
  • Robert P Valentine
  • Ruth J Cheney
  • Ted C Graziani
  • The Hodges Family
  • VFW Post 1979
  • William A O'Rourke
  • William C Woods Sr
  • William J Powell Jr
  • William Jensen
  • Alan Plasky
  • Alexandra Brown
  • Ann M Feeley
  • Anthony Cefalogi
  • Anthony V LaPenta Jr
  • Arnold F Joseph
  • Audrey McNally
  • Barbara E Bashelor
  • Carole Neligon
  • Claudia Bachmann
  • David Gauthier
  • David H Larson
  • Deborah Graffeo
  • Debra D Dupuis
  • Edward N Deni
  • Elizabeth Winthrop
  • Gary J Iannantuono
  • Grace C Forsythe
  • Joanne McKinley
  • John M Gavin
  • Kathleen Johnson
  • Lee De Marzo
  • Lisa Higgins
  • Patricia A Shinkaruk
  • Philip W Mauriello
  • Robert H Avino
  • Robert Salka
  • Rose Gaudio Lamy
  • Sybil O Allen
  • Tami W Zawistowski
  • Thomas E Lane
  • Thomas W Donnelly
  • Henry Savin
  • Christine Shanley Buck
  • Harold Sandler
  • L H Lefevre
  • Randell W Klein
  • Richard J Olson
  • Ronald DeMartino
  • Ruth G Meister
  • Andrea M Walworth
  • Ann Cherney
  • Barbara D Smith
  • Charles T Nichols
  • Dominic J Alegi Jr
  • Donna Fenter
  • Elizabeth J Contento
  • Eugene C Schmidt
  • Henry Bankowski
  • James A Olivett
  • Maty E Lara
  • Micjhelle Govertsen
  • Noreen Baris
  • Paul A Vozzella
  • Philip J Kramer
  • Thomas J Cunningham
  • VFW Ladies Aux Post 583
  • Dawn M Diani
  • Michael Murphy
  • Richard L Sawitzke
  • Sandra Berkner
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