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

 

              

 

 

2017 Donors and Sponsors

Presidents Circle (Contributions of $1000 and above)

  • Greater Hartford Automobile Dealers Assoc
  • Ford Motor Company - Crowley Auto Group
  • 169th Infantry Veterans Corp
  • The Katharine & Henry Mclane Charitable Trust
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Del Greco Agencies Inc
  • Local Independent Charities of America
  • Drumlin Hill Farm LLC
  • Connecticut Military Corvette Club
  • Felix M Delgreco Scholarship
  • Jeffrey K Valentine
  • Okay Industries Inc
  • American Legion Sidlecki Post 187
  • Assoc of the US Army
  • Jonathan E Ingersoll, Jr
  • The Alexander M & Catherine Maus Wright
  • The Beaudoin Family, LLC

Directors Circle (Contributions of $500 to $999)

  • Compass Lodge  No 9 AF & AM
  • Donald J Bastis
  • James H Davis
  • Bichop J Nawrot
  • Bruce Kosa
  • Heide A Lock
  • Insurity
  • Michael Gruner
  • Wethersfield Chapter of UNICO National

Leaders Circle (Contributions of $250 to $499)

  • Lions Club of Tolland
  • Diane Pinho-Monteiro
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 52
  • Mark Cadman
  • Niantic Lions Charities
  • Adam P Cohen CPA
  • American Legion Post 17
  • Davis Auctions Inc
  • Disabled American Veterans Chapter 52
  • JHD Corporation
  • John J Zoni
  • Rose Hill Depository Account

Patrons Circle (Contributions of $100 to $249)

  • Truist
  • American Legion Auxilliary Unit 176
  • Carl A Zanoni
  • CIGNA Foundation
  • Gap Inc
  • Joan Tarrant
  • Laura Solano Evon
  • Mary R Rell
  • Mattatuck Industrial Scrap Metal Inc
  • Michael T Dorsey
  • Peter E Tatalias Metal
  • Thaddeus J Martin
  • Hartford Lodge #19 BPOE
  • Catherine A Geggie
  • David G Parent
  • George W Ripley III
  • James A. French
  • James F Mullen
  • Margaret E Wolk
  • Norman N Fierravanti
  • Paula Jenkins
  • Toby Goldschneider
  • Robert E Knowlden
  • Sally R Bain-Picard
  • Joseph A Poland
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 128
  • American Legion Post 141
  • Anthony Cefalogi
  • Arline P Rich
  • Barbara S Demers
  • Bernice L Wright
  • Canel Lodge 700
  • Catherine Daly
  • Catherine H Connor
  • Cranmore Fitzgerald & Meaney
  • Daniel A Diguilio
  • David A Kohlun
  • Edward A Englehardt Jr
  • Ethan Goldman
  • Forrest L Anderson
  • Herbert C Zickwolf
  • Hong V. Nguyen
  • James P Baldoni
  • Jane A Taylor
  • Jeanne M Raccio
  • John Kupper
  • K J Purdie
  • Kathleen M Pompa
  • Kiwanis Club of Sounthington Inc
  • Lois C Clede
  • Michael J Neri
  • Nancy L Strawderman
  • Pat Welch
  • Richard A Reed
  • Robert C Moeller
  • Robert K Yass
  • Ronald J Calkins
  • South Windosr Rotary Club
  • Timothy E Reilly
  • United Technologies
  • VFW Post 3336

Sustainers (Contributions of $50 to $99)

  • Gretchen O Hall
  • Richard L Boritz
  • American Legion Post 104
  • Maureen Carpenter
  • American Legion Auxillary Post 111
  • American Legion Post 1
  • Barbara L. Blowers
  • Beverly B Tate
  • Brian O Normandin
  • Carol B Martin
  • Cheryl-Ann Tubby
  • David C Peterson
  • David Connole
  • David P. Zaugg
  • Erik Ingenohl
  • Frank Martorelli
  • Frederick R Press
  • Honan Funeral Home
  • James E Elsner
  • James J Bernetich
  • Janice B. Richards
  • Janyce S Winninger
  • Jo Anne F Palmer
  • John Ambrozaitis Jr
  • John F Esposito, Sr
  • John Larensen
  • John M Pensiero
  • John W Horan
  • Joseph R Taricani
  • Joseph V Girardini
  • Kristine J. Arbo
  • Leonora V Cooper
  • Leslie Reznick
  • Louis T. M. Basta
  • Margaret N Clifton
  • Mary L Pear
  • Miriam T. Johnson
  • Moira & Douglas Jones
  • Monique L. Ferris
  • Nancy L Benigni
  • Olivia L Schaper
  • Patricia G Sarasin
  • Patricia J Wilk
  • Performance Engines
  • Peter H O'Meara
  • Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
  • Richard F Ferrari
  • Rita A. Kennedy
  • Robert A Morgan
  • Robert A Smith
  • Robert Doyle Finan
  • Robert E Desmarais Jr
  • Robert J Hilliard
  • Robert J Stavinsky
  • Roland A Tetreault
  • Scott W Whittlesey
  • Sharon T Sekellick
  • Steven D Staugaitis
  • Theodore A Samolik
  • Timothy F Pagnam
  • William J McGurk
  • William J Robbins

Supporters (Contributions of $49 and under)

  • Patricia M Beloff
  • Bradford B Palmer
  • Peggy Tierney
  • William E Lewis Jr
  • Amazon Smile
  • Carol Ann Christoffers
  • Dennis Dix Jr
  • Dorothy M Willougjhby
  • Jennifer L. Cassidy
  • Linnea H Golubchik
  • Mary Jane Carter
  • Terry J Fagan
  • Dorothy Sterpka
  • Gary A. Kelman
  • Robert J Magyar
  • Alan A Malizia
  • Ann M Feeley
  • Anthony D Martino
  • Anthony J Napoleon
  • Barbara A Biatowas
  • Charles B Stone
  • Christine Tomko
  • David Ballard
  • Delma M Collins
  • Dominic J Alegi Jr
  • Douglas A Gray
  • Everett I Weaver
  • Gayle S Juliani
  • Gertrude D Beckwith
  • Irene A Kennedy
  • Irmgrad A. Bousfield
  • James Milkie
  • Janice O'Connor
  • Jerome D Pickus
  • John F Nomelli
  • John S. Andrulonis
  • Joseph Acanfora
  • Judith M Grabulis
  • Kenneth B Freeman
  • Keven W. Kilroy
  • Laura T. Bretas
  • Letendre Family Trust
  • Margaret N McDonald
  • Maria T Bruks
  • Mary A Perry
  • Mary Jeanne Ferguson
  • Marylou T Savoy
  • Patricia A Kelly
  • Patricia M Corless
  • Paul A Vozzella
  • Philip A Scarpellino
  • Private Walker J Smith Post 511 Aux
  • Robert L Dotolo
  • Ruth G Meister
  • Ruth L Debottis
  • Sandra A Abo
  • Sharon N Eaton
  • Susan Maturo
  • William P Carroll
  • Alan Plasky
  • Arnold F Joseph
  • David H Larson
  • Dorothy I. Roggi
  • Edward N Deni
  • Guido DeStefano
  • Lee De Marzo
  • Leonard J Francis
  • Mary B Toscano
  • Richard J Olson
  • Richard W Miller
  • Samuel Maira Jr
  • Tami W Zawistowski
  • Thomas W Donnelly
  • Angela M Sinicrope
  • J T Colby
  • John C Lepper
  • Mary Ann Whitney
  • Ronald DeMartino
  • Ann Cherney
  • Bernard T Rooney Jr
  • Charles T Nichols
  • Gordon W Green
  • Henry Bankowski
  • L F Luciani
  • Peter R Hyde
  • Richard L Sawitzke
  • Merchant Services
  • Michael Murphy
  • Chris Mackenzie
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