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

 

 

2018 Donors and Sponsors

Presidents Circle (Contributions of $1000 and above)

  • Katharine & Henry McLane Charitable Trust
  • Greater Hartford Automobile Dealers Association
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Total Communications
  • Association of the United States Army
  • Felix M Delgreco Scholarship Fund
  • The Knights of Columbus
  • Local Independent Charities of America
  • American Legion Sidlecki Post 187
  • Connecticut Military Corvette Club
  • Ledyard Lions Club Inc
  • CT Health & Education Facilities Authority
  • Nathan Hale Chapter MOAA
  • Okay Industries Inc
  • Hartford Lodge #19 BPOE
  • The Alexander M & Catherine Maus Wright Trust
  • Trischman Family Foundation
  • Zeisler & Zeisler PC

Directors Circle (Contributions of $500 to $999)

  • A N Designs Inc
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 176
  • American Legion Post 100
  • Carl A Zanoni
  • Craig D Durgy
  • ESS Villa Apartment Properties, LLC
  • James F Mullen
  • Joseph A Poland
  • Michael T Dorsey
  • Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC
  • Thomas P Thomas
  • Charities Aid Foundation of America
  • Jim Seichter
  • James A French
  • Jeffrey A Zinn
  • Pat Welch
  • Robert E Knowlden
  • Toby Goldschneider
  • William J McGurk
  • Accufile Inc
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 105
  • American Legion Post 24
  • Arline P Rich
  • Barbara S Demers
  • Beverly B Tate
  • Canel Lodge 700
  • Carl A Rapacz
  • Catherine H Connor
  • Cecelia A Roberge
  • Cheryl-Ann Tubby
  • Cranmore Fitzgerald & Meaney
  • Daniel A Diguilio
  • David A Kohlun
  • David A Lees
  • David C Peterson
  • David G Parent
  • Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8
  • Dorian M Taylor
  • Edward A Englehardt Jr
  • Elaine Ann Hammers
  • Ethan Goldman
  • Gary T Wolff
  • Honan Funeral Home
  • Jane A Taylor
  • Jeanne M Raccio
  • John F Treichel
  • John W Leone
  • K J Purdie
  • Keri M Blanda
  • Lois C Clede
  • Lora L Field
  • Margaret E Wolk
  • Mary Beth Derynioski
  • Michael J Federico
  • Michael J Neri
  • Nancy L Strawderman
  • Neubert Pepe & Monteith PC
  • Norma O Paggioli
  • Norman N Fierravanti
  • Patricia J Wilk
  • Richard A Reed
  • Richard L Boritz
  • Richard P Hayes
  • Robert A Egan
  • Robert C Moeller
  • Robert J Pape
  • Robert K Yass
  • Ronald J Calkins
  • Ryefield Condominium Association
  • Timothy E Reilly
  • Timothy F Pagnam
  • Veterans Foreign Wars Post 3336
  • Victor P Dufault
  • Virginia W Scheller
  • William A O'Rourke

Leaders Circle (Contributions of $250 to $499)

  • Lions Club of Tolland
  • Waterbury Lodge No 265 BPO Elks
  • Charles P Varca CT Chapter 17 Disabled American Veterans
  • CIGNA Foundation
  • Marilyn C Whitney
  • American Legion Post 17
  • Davis Auctions Inc
  • Disabled American Veterans Chapter 52
  • FF Brewster Elementary School
  • Heide A Lock
  • JHD Corporation
  • Joan Tarrant
  • John J Zoni
  • MG Thaddeus J Martin
  • Rose Hill Depository Account

Sustainers (Contributions of $50 to $99)

  • Albert S Mead Jr
  • American Legion Auxiliary Post 111
  • American Legion Post 1
  • American Legion Post 73
  • Amy  H Raccagni
  • Anna D Sarraga-Cieri
  • Anne V Arpin
  • Arthur G Paul III
  • Bonnie B Rice
  • Brian L Marburger
  • C Scott Schwefel
  • Carmon Community Funeral Homes
  • Charles B Stone
  • Colleen A Gavner
  • D L Moody
  • David Connole
  • Eileen M Russo
  • Elizabeth A Lofquist
  • Frank Martorelli
  • Frederick R Press
  • George W Ripley III
  • Geraldine C Leone
  • Herbert C Zickwolf
  • James Baldoni
  • James E Elsner
  • Janyce S Winninger
  • Jean F Letendre
  • Jennifer OToole
  • Jo Anne F Palmer
  • John M Pensiero
  • John W Horan
  • Joseph Acanfora
  • Joseph P Capossela
  • Joseph V Girardini
  • Linnea H Golubchik
  • Marion E Mullen
  • Mark L Ceccorulli
  • Michael H Pozetta
  • Michael J Hargrove
  • Michele J Paquette
  • Moira & Douglas Jones
  • Nancy M Vendetti
  • Peter H O'Meara
  • Philip A Scarpellino
  • Richard F Ferrari
  • Robert A Smith
  • Robert H Avino
  • Robert J Hilliard
  • Robert J Lagasse
  • Robert J Stavinsky
  • Robert Rodner
  • Sharon T Sekellick
  • Steven D Staugaitis
  • Susan J Gay
  • Theodore A Samolik
  • Thomas F Shea
  • Veterans Foreign Wars Post 6123
  • Virginia J Wehrli
  • William E Lewis Jr
  • William J Robbins

Supporters (Contributions of $49 and under)

  • Amazon Smile
  • Truist
  • David Gauthier
  • Dorothy M Boysworth
  • Kimberly Debaise
  • Dorothy M Willoughby
  • E Mark Pinnock
  • Leonard Jacobs
  • Barbara Goetter Gelmetti
  • Bradford B Palmer
  • Carol Ann Christoffers
  • Dallas Rodriguez
  • Elizabeth A Peatt
  • Ellen M Walton
  • Mona Huggard
  • Patricia A Kelly
  • Robert H Arnesen
  • Albert J Laflamme
  • Angela M Sinicrope
  • Ann M Feeley
  • Anthony D Martino
  • Anthony J Napoleon
  • Arnold F Joseph
  • Barbara A Biatowas
  • Carolyn J Gimbrone
  • Colette R Weber
  • Colleen K Cultrera
  • Denise R Bajorek
  • Dennis Dix Jr
  • Diane B Szydlo
  • Dominic J Alegi Jr
  • Douglas A Gray
  • Elizabeth F Hoisl
  • Everett I Weaver
  • Gary O Espelin
  • Gayle S Juliani
  • Gertrude D Beckwith
  • Guenter E Herd
  • Guido DeStefano
  • Harold Quagliaroli
  • Irene A Kennedy
  • James Milkie
  • Janet & Joe Stewart
  • Janice O'Connor
  • John F Nomelli
  • Judith M Grabulis
  • Judy W Nelson Gunzinger
  • Kathleen M Berry
  • Kathleen O Downes
  • Kenneth B Freeman
  • Lauren M Yanosy
  • Linda B Dwy
  • Lynne H Kallman
  • Margaret N McDonald
  • Marie J Montas
  • Marilyn C Wilson
  • Mary Ann Whitney
  • Marylou T Savoy
  • Michelle Spader
  • Nathan G Agostinelli
  • Neil R Atkinson
  • Nicole A Caccamo
  • Patricia G Sarasin
  • Patricia M Beloff
  • Paul A Vozzella
  • Peter C Brandolini
  • Private Walker J Smith Post 511 Auxiliary
  • Raymond James
  • Richard J Billing
  • Robert Doyle Finan
  • Robert L Dotolo
  • Ruth G Meister
  • Sandra C Cunningham
  • Scott M Digris
  • Sharon M Colburn
  • Sharon N Eaton
  • Susan M Bordonaro
  • Tami W Zawistowski
  • Terry J Fagan
  • Thomas E Fraser
  • Veterans Foreign Wars Post 1979
  • Barbara Joyce Simpson
  • Carissa R Teta
  • David H Larson
  • Edward Bolles
  • Elaine P Civitillo
  • Francis J Brady
  • Jason C Fontaine
  • John A Schwemmer
  • John S. Andrulonis
  • Joseph R Taricani
  • Kathleen A Arky
  • Laura G Lynch
  • Laura T Curry
  • Leonard J Francis
  • Lynn M Marquis
  • May B Toscano
  • Pamela J Gonzalez
  • R Shabot
  • Robert G Stickels
  • Thomas W Donnelly
  • Alan Plasky
  • Ann Marie Unkel
  • Betsy G Bradley
  • BH Rogan
  • Debra L Mainville
  • Grace C Forsythe
  • Karen L Larkum
  • Lee De Marzo
  • Richard J Olson
  • Ronald DeMartino
  • Sandra Berkner
  • Ann Cherney
  • Barbara D Smith
  • Bernard T Rooney Jr
  • Beth Rodriguez
  • Beverly J Carr LCSW LLC
  • Bonita Finkelday
  • Dawn M Diani
  • Eugene C Schmidt
  • Henry Bankowski
  • Jeffrey A Blazejovsky
  • Jennifer L Marinko
  • John C Lepper
  • Leo F Luciani
  • M F Rogan
  • Mary-Anne M Harrigan
  • Migdalia Merriman
  • Noreen Baris
  • Paul J Hartung
  • Richard L Sawitzke
  • Susan Maturo
  • Anthony V LaPenta Jr
  • Diane Calvo-Poplawski
  • Joyce C Jones
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