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

 

              

 

 

2019 Donors and Sponsors

Presidents Circle (Contributions of $1000 and above)

  • Connecticut Automobile Retailers Association
  • Crowley Auto Group
  • Katharine & Henry McLane Charitable Trust
  • Association of United States Army CT Chapter Golf Tournament
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Park Group Solutions LLC
  • Frontier Communications Inc
  • Credit Union League of Connecticut
  • The Knights of Columbus
  • Trischman Family Foundation
  • Gary Ottenbreit
  • Local Independent Charities of America
  • Alexander & Catherine Maus Wright Charitable Trust
  • American Legion Sidlecki Post 187
  • Connecticut Military Corvette Club
  • Greater Hartford Automobile Dealers Association
  • Veterans Foreign Wars Post 3272

Directors Circle (Contributions of $500 to $999)

  • Gary Thorstenson
  • Charter Oak International School
  • 643d MP Co
  • Global F&I Solutions LLC
  • James H Davis
  • John F Tierney Funeral Home
  • Bichop J Nawrot
  • Harvey D Silverman
  • Shepard B Stone
  • Siracusa Moving & Storage Service Co
  • Wethersfield Chapter of UNICO National

Leaders Circle (Contributions of $250 to $499)

  • Connecticut Military Vehicle Collectors Inc
  • Lions Club of Tolland
  • Diane Pinho-Monteiro
  • Kevin Brew
  • Kevin Cuddeback
  • Michael Gruner
  • Niantic Lions Charities
  • Adam P Cohen CPA
  • American Legion Post 17
  • Connecticut Society of Santas
  • David A Kohlun
  • Davis Auctions Inc
  • Disabled American Veterans Chapter 52
  • Ethan Goldman
  • Hartford Lodge #19 BPOE
  • JHD Corporation
  • Joseph A Poland
  • South Windosr Rotary Club
  • Thomas P Thomas
  • Network for Good

Patrons Circle (Contributions of $100 to $249)

  • Nancy S Wyman
  • A N Designs Inc
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 176
  • Avrohom & Phyllis Kess
  • Charles P Varca CT Chapter 17 Disabled American Veterans
  • Employees of the Attorney Generals Office of Connecticut
  • Forty Three Franklin LLC
  • Huddleston Technical Services Inc
  • James E Brooks Sr
  • James F Mullen
  • Joan Tarrant
  • Cranmore Fitzgerald & Meaney
  • Knights of Columbus Council 14216
  • MG Fran & Laura Solano Evon
  • Mary L Pear
  • Michael T Dorsey
  • Sally R Bain-Picard
  • Terryville Womans Club
  • Victor P Dufault
  • Owen O McDonnell
  • Shirley S. Langford
  • Anthony Cefalogi
  • James A French
  • Jennifer M Ball
  • John Billington
  • Pat Welch
  • Patricia J Wilk
  • Suburban Sanitation Service, Inc
  • Susan Tobenkin
  • MG (Ret) Thaddeus J Martin
  • Toby Goldschneider
  • Joan E Lane
  • Maureen Carpenter
  • A Thomas Modeen
  • Albert S Mead Jr
  • Honan Funeral Home
  • American Legion Post 100
  • American Legion Post 24
  • American Legion Post 54
  • Arline P Rich
  • Bernice L Wright
  • Beverly B Tate
  • Catherine Daly
  • Catherine H Connor
  • Cecelia A Roberge
  • Daniel A Diguilio
  • David C Peterson
  • David G Parent
  • Forrest L Anderson
  • Janet J Fournier
  • Janyce S Winninger
  • Jeanne M Raccio
  • JIm Seichter
  • John E Delaney
  • John F Treichel
  • John J Zoni
  • John Larensen
  • John W Horan
  • Joshua G & Allison G Geballe
  • Lois C Clede
  • Loredana Pascuzzi
  • Mary Beth Derynioski
  • Mary L Lowe
  • Michael J Neri
  • Nancy L Strawderman
  • Norman N Fierravanti
  • Normand P Lusignan
  • Pamela Bianca
  • Peter H O'Meara
  • Philip Schaffman
  • Ray McGarrigal
  • Raymond P Zastaury, Jr
  • Richard A Reed
  • Richard L Boritz
  • Robert E Knowlden
  • Rita King
  • Rona C Lynch
  • Ronald J Calkins
  • Ronald Osella
  • Rosemary Puntillo
  • Timothy E Reilly
  • Timothy F Pagnam
  • John & Claudia Godburn
  • Veterans Foreign Wars Post 5095
  • Elaine Dinto
  • James W Chernesky

Sustainers (Contributions of $50 to $99)

  • Intensive Education Academy INC
  • Truist
  • Bradford B Palmer
  • Christine Shanley Buck
  • Edward A Englehardt Jr
  • George W Ripley III
  • Cara R Burkamp
  • Christine L Sledge
  • Amazon Smile
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 105
  • American Legion Post 111
  • American Legion Post 141
  • Anna D Sarraga-Cieri
  • Bonnie B Rice
  • Bruce & JoAnn Delaini
  • Capitol Community College
  • Charles B Stone
  • Colleen K Cultrera
  • David Connole
  • Dorothy M Willoughby
  • Frank Martorelli
  • Frederick R Press
  • Gretchen O Hall
  • Honan Funeral Home
  • James Baldoni
  • James E Elsner
  • Jo Anne F Palmer
  • John Ambrozaitis Jr
  • Joseph Acanfora
  • Joseph V Girardini
  • Judith S. Blanch
  • Karen J Okker Siebenthal
  • Linnea H Golubchik
  • Margaret E Wolk
  • Marylou T Savoy
  • Michael H Pozetta
  • Moira & Douglas Jones
  • Nancy L Kotchko
  • Patricia G Sarasin
  • Richard F Ferrari
  • Robert A Smith
  • Robert H Avino
  • Robert J Hilliard
  • Robert Rodner
  • Steven D Staugaitis
  • Terry J Fagan
  • Theodore A Samolik
  • Veterans Foreign Wars Post 6123
  • Virginia W Scheller
  • William J Robbins
  • Janet M Castricum
  • John M Pensiero
  • Scott M Digris

Supporters (Contributions of $49 and under)

  • Kimberly Debaise
  • Letendre Family Trust
  • Mary Christine Moran
  • Bryan Bennica
  • Dorothy M Grady
  • Joseph R Taricani
  • Karen A Thayer
  • Anita Farquhar
  • Kenneth B Freeman
  • Aine L Demeo
  • Alan A Malizia
  • Anita L Santa Maria
  • Ann M Feeley
  • Anthony D Martino
  • Arnold F Joseph
  • Arthur G Paul III
  • Barbara A Biatowas
  • Dominic J Alegi Jr
  • Eleanor W Rogers
  • Everett I Weaver
  • Gayle S Juliani
  • Guido DeStefano
  • Hazel V Singh-Patrick
  • Irene A Kennedy
  • James Milkie
  • Joan G Furness
  • John S. Andrulonis
  • Karen E Regenauer
  • Karen J Havens
  • Kenneth O'Connor
  • Linnea A Scheck
  • Lisa Phillips
  • Lorraine C Jacobs
  • Margaret N McDonald
  • Maria T Bruks
  • Mary Macdonald
  • Michael J Hargrove
  • Nancy E Grogan
  • Nancy J Small
  • Patricia A Kelly
  • Patricia M Beloff
  • Paul A Vozzella
  • Peter C Brandolini
  • Philip A Scarpellino
  • Robert Doyle Finan
  • Robert J Samperi
  • Scott W Whittlesey
  • Sharon N Eaton
  • Susan & Peter Trani
  • Tami W Zawistowski
  • Thomas E Fraser
  • Veterans Foreign Wars Post 1979
  • William A O'Rourke
  • William B Buller, Jr
  • William E Sheedy Jr
  • A C Wicks
  • Alan Plasky
  • Carl & Loretta Nelson
  • David Gauthier
  • David H Larson
  • Janet & Joe Stewart
  • Janet & William Maune
  • Joanne L Sullivan
  • Judith Anne Geery
  • Linda Myers
  • Lisa M Ciccone
  • May B Toscano
  • Robert G Stickels
  • Thomas W Donnelly
  • Henry Bankowski
  • John D Micali
  • Lee De Marzo
  • Leo F Luciani
  • Ronald DeMartino
  • Ruth Klopfer
  • Barbara C Murzin
  • Barbara D Smith
  • Bonita Finkelday
  • Elaine Orzech
  • Eugene C Schmidt
  • Jeannine Borowiec
  • Linda T Tudan
  • Louise E Butcher
  • Noreen Baris
  • Palm Tree Branding & Design LLC
  • Patricia A Loomis
  • Richard L Sawitzke
  • Rose Gaudio Lamy
  • Susan Maturo
  • Dawn M Diani
  • Anthony V LaPenta Jr
  • Kate Huynh
  • Anthony J Napoleon
  • Ashley Jenea Alexander
  • Carol Ladue
  • Carol W Gallagher
  • Christian Gonzalez
  • Frank Gonzalez
  • Elaine P Civitillo
  • Janania C Palmer
  • Jay E Manewitz
  • John C Lepper
  • Judith Lee Boisclair
  • June A Terry
  • Karen B Marvin
  • Kathleen L Goldbach
  • Kathleen M Berry
  • Kenneth T Barone
  • Kimberly Rosa Gionfriddo
  • Lisa M Besman
  • Lucia C Santiago
  • Marianne Stieglitz
  • Robert H Arnesen
  • Ruth A McElaraevy
  • Stephanie A Woodlock
  • Susan M Greer
  • Marilyn B Byrne
  • Raymond James
  • Richard J Malek
  • Mary E Andrea
  • Mary C Avery
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