2022 Annual Appeal

 

Dear Friends of the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc,

 

I have BIG NEWS for you.  Your donations to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc, are helping support Connecticut service members and their families, who are struggling with financial insecurity.  

Every day, more generous people, like you – from around Connecticut, and beyond – are making a difference in the lives of our soldiers, airmen and their families.  For many of these service members, it’s because generous donors have come together to support the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc for decades.  

Many of our service members who are struggling find it hard to ask for help.  The mindset and culture within the military community is to “tough it out” and things will work themselves out.  But this is not always the case, especially for those members who have young families.  They cannot afford to ignore their problems when they have spouses and children, they are responsible for.  Your donations will help us help them.

Will you join our family of donors, so we can continue to support and help these families in crisis?  Your gift today of $25, $50, $100 or $1,000, helps us continue in our mission of providing financial assistance to our military members and families.  

In the past two years, the financial impact of the pandemic and multiple overseas deployments, has led to an enormous increase of requests for help, and depletion of our unrestricted funds.   We are asking you to help us build it back up. 

            Unrestricted funds are critical because they go wherever the need is the greatest.  For example, unrestricted funds can provide assistance with weekly care and emergency relief (including food & clothing); paying rent, mortgage interest and utilities; medical expenses and some dental expenses; eye examination and eye glasses; audiological examination and hearing aids; funeral expenses; home health care; yearly scholarships. 

This 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.

We take seriously our obligation to ensure your donations are used wisely. Our grants are not a “free ride”, given to just anyone who has a story.  We thoroughly screen all applications to ensure that the money you donate, goes to those who most deserve it.  Oftentimes we find that there are other agencies and programs, whether they be federal, state or non-profit, that can better serve our members in need.  Only when these applicants have fully exhausted all other programs, do we commit your donations – we are the charity of last resort.  

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. 

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?  Contributions can be made by check, credit card, PayPal, and now Venmo.  You can donate by check or credit card, by using the enclosed reply card and envelope, or for PayPal by going to our website at www.ctngfi.org and clicking on the “how to help tab” and then the donate button.  To donate by Venmo use our account name:  @ctngfi.  If you are using Venmo, please be sure to provide your name, address and/or email and cell number for proper acknowledgement of your donation.  

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

 

 

2016 Donors and Sponsors

Presidents Circle (Contributions of $1000 and above)

  • Katharine & Henry McLane Charitable Trust
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Alexa DelGreco
  • AUSA CT Chapter Golf Tournament
  • 169th Infantry Veterans Corp
  • Assoc of the US Army
  • Local Independent Charities of America
  • Catherine F Abercrombie
  • Connecticut Military Corvette Club
  • Crowley Auto Group
  • CT Auto Retailers Assoc
  • Jonathan E Ingersoll, Jr
  • Okay Industries Inc
  • VFW Post 3272
  • Web Industries Hartford Inc
  • American Legion Sidlecki Post 187
  • Ben Hughes Communication Products
  • Cotiviti USA LLC
  • David T Macdonald
  • Ledyard Lions Club Inc
  • The Alexander M & Catherine Maus Wright
  • Webster Bank - AR

Directors Circle (Contributions of $500 to $999)

  • Compass Lodge  No 9 AF & AM
  • James H Davis
  • Bichop J Nawrot
  • Bruce Kosa
  • John J Zoni
  • Michael Gruner
  • Rose Hill Depository Account
  • Shepard B Stone
  • Trischman Family Foundation
  • US Charitable Gift Trust
  • Wethersfield Chapter of UNICO National

Leaders Circle (Contributions of $250 to $499)

  • Lions Club of Tolland
  • Margaret E Wolk
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 52
  • Diane Pinho-Monteiro
  • John F Tierney Funeral Home
  • Gap Inc
  • Niantic Lions Charities
  • Susan M Bordonaro
  • Adam P Cohen CPA
  • American Legion Post 17
  • CT Society of Santas
  • Davis Auctions Inc
  • Disabled American Veterans Chapter 52
  • Elaine Ann Hammers
  • Goodrich Foundation
  • Heide A Lock
  • JHD Corporation
  • Joan Tarrant
  • Joanne M Quarequio
  • Michael C Sullivan
  • R Craig Self
  • Thaddeus J Martin
  • Zebra Club Inc

Patrons Circle (Contributions of $100 to $249)

  • Linda R Arbesman
  • Truist
  • A N Designs Inc
  • American legion Aux Unit 176
  • Ceile Zanoni
  • CIGNA Foundation
  • Connecticut Valley Crematory
  • Laura Solano Evon
  • Michael T Dorsey
  • Peter E Tatalias
  • Peter J Beller
  • Timothy E Reilly
  • United Illuminating Company
  • Catherine A Geggie
  • Ethan Goldman
  • Frank A Utakis
  • James A French
  • Toby Goldschneider
  • Valerie Lynn Whitehouse
  • Marianne Higuera
  • Robert E Knowlden
  • Thomas P Thomas
  • Edward A Englehardt Jr
  • Agatha Shepherd
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 128
  • American Legion Post 141
  • American Legion Post 24
  • American Legion Post 54
  • Anne E Murphy
  • Arline P Rich
  • Barbara S Demers
  • Bernice L Wright
  • Beverly B Tate
  • Canel Lodge 700
  • Carl A Rapacz
  • Catherine Daly
  • Catherine H Connor
  • Cecelia A Roberge
  • Cranmore Fitzgerald & Meaney
  • Daniel A Diguilio
  • Danielson BPOE 1706
  • David A Kohlun
  • David A Lees
  • Eleanor W Rogers
  • Forrest L Anderson
  • Heather France
  • James F Mullen
  • Jane A Taylor
  • JIm Seichter
  • John E Delaney
  • John J Anzidei
  • Joseph A Poland
  • K J Purdie
  • Leo A Martigneni
  • Levin Powers & Brennan LLC
  • Lois C Clede
  • Mary Beth Derynioski
  • Mary R Rell
  • Mattatuck Industrial Scrap Metal Inc
  • Michael J Neri
  • Michael K Rocheleau
  • Nancy S Wyman
  • Richard A Reed
  • Robert A Egan
  • Robert C Moeller
  • Robert F Frankel
  • Robert K Yass
  • Ronald J Calkins
  • Ronald Osella
  • Ronald R Goodrich
  • Rosemary R Seifert
  • Steven A Miller
  • Terri L Bordonaro
  • VFW Post 3336
  • Virginia W Scheller

Sustainers (Contributions of $50 to $99)

  • American Legion Post 104
  • George W Ripley III
  • Laura Soll Public Relations LLC
  • Patricia T Hill
  • R F Schmidt
  • Richard L Boritz
  • Samuel P Belsito
  • Aetna Foundation Inc
  • Albert S Mead Jr
  • American Legion Post 1
  • American Legion Post 111
  • American Legion Post 73
  • Anna D Sarraga-Cieri
  • Arleen K Whelan
  • Bradford B Palmer
  • Carol B Martin
  • Carol DiBiasi
  • Charles B Stone
  • Cheryl-Ann Tubby
  • Chester Miller
  • Christine L Sledge
  • David C Peterson
  • David Connole
  • David J McQuade
  • Edward J Peznowski
  • Edward T Kask
  • Eileen M Russo
  • Elizabeth A Lofquist
  • Frank Martorelli
  • Franklin L Pratt
  • Frederick R Press
  • Herbert C Zickwolf
  • Honan Funeral Home
  • James E Elsner
  • James N Simpson
  • Jerome D Pickus
  • Jo Anne F Palmer
  • John Ambrozaitis Jr
  • John Larensen
  • John M Pensiero
  • John W Horan
  • Joseph F Deegan
  • Joseph V Girardini
  • Karen K Buffkin
  • Kyle D Pelton
  • Leonora V Cooper
  • Letendre Family Trust
  • Linda E Dwyer
  • Linnea H Golubchik
  • Marilyn C Wilson
  • Mary L Pear
  • Michael H Pozetta
  • Moira & Douglas Jones
  • Nancy L Benigni
  • Nancy L Strawderman
  • Norman N Fierravanti
  • Parker Farms School
  • Performance Engines
  • Peter H O'Meara
  • Richard F Ferrari
  • Robert A Smith
  • Robert D Rodner
  • Robert Doyle Finan
  • Robert J Hilliard
  • Robert J Lagasse
  • Robert J Stavinsky
  • Ronald J Begansky CPA
  • Russell J Fox
  • Sally R Bain-Picard
  • Stephen E Perkins
  • Steven D Soricelli
  • Steven R Donen
  • Ted C Graziani
  • Terry J Fagan
  • Thomas E Fraser
  • Timothy F Pagnam
  • Timothy J Gamache
  • VFW Post 6123
  • William A O'Rourke
  • William J Robbins

Supporters (Contributions of $49 and under)

  • Amazon Smile
  • Justin E Kelleher
  • Barbara C Murzin
  • Carol Ann Christoffers
  • Dorothy M Willougjhby
  • CNGROF
  • Cristin McCarthy Vahey
  • Dorian M Taylor
  • John F Nomelli
  • John T Shaban
  • Maria T Bruks
  • Mary Christine Moran
  • Ann M Feeley
  • Anna M Andrulonis
  • Anthony D Martino
  • Arthur G Paul III
  • Barbara A Biatowas
  • Brian J Anderson
  • Christopher C Healy
  • Colette R Weber
  • Cowen Tax Advisory Group
  • Danielson Uniform Firemans Club
  • David R Antone
  • Dennis Dix Jr
  • Dominic J Alegi Jr
  • Everett I Weaver
  • Gayle S Juliani
  • Gertrude D Beckwith
  • Gian Carl Francis Casa
  • Guido DeStefano
  • Helen G Bordonaro
  • Irene A Kennedy
  • J T Colby
  • James Milkie
  • Janice O'Connor
  • Jeanne M Raccio
  • John C Lepper
  • Judith M Bordonaro
  • Judith M Grabulis
  • Kathleen M Berry
  • Leonard J Francis
  • Leslie Reznick
  • Linda K Chase
  • Margaret N McDonald
  • Mario L Iadonisi
  • Martin M Looney
  • Mary Lou Sanders
  • Marylou T Savoy
  • Owen O McDonnell
  • Patricia A Kelly
  • Patricia J Wilk
  • Patricia M Beloff
  • Patricia M Corless
  • Pauline A Zenick
  • Philip T Newbury
  • Rachael C Alsdorf Jr
  • Rebecca Fede
  • Richard J Billing
  • Robert L Dotolo
  • Ruth L Debottis
  • Sharon N Eaton
  • Susan Maturo
  • The Malizia Family Trust
  • Valerie M Siraco
  • VFW Post 1979
  • Walter J Smith Post 511 Aux
  • Alan Plasky
  • Angela M Sinicrope
  • Avis I Richardson
  • Catherine M Conlin
  • David Gauthier
  • David H Larson
  • Karen E Bordonaro
  • Kimberly Debaise
  • Lee De Marzo
  • Mary Mushinsky
  • May B Toscano
  • Peggy Tierney
  • Robert G Stickels
  • Ronald L Raysiarth
  • Selim G Noujaim
  • Geoffrey R Luxenberg
  • Ronald DeMartino
  • Richard J Olson
  • Anthony V LaPenta Jr
  • B Jean Mamonas
  • Bonita Finkelday
  • Eugene C Schmidt
  • Henry Bankowski
  • Maryann W Conrad
  • Noreen Baris
  • Paul A Vozzella
  • Richard L Sawitzke
  • Tami W Zawistowski
  • Thomas E Lane
  • Ofelia G Baldwin
  • Dawn M Diani
  • Kevin Ryan
  • Michael Murphy
  • Peter R Hyde
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