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

 

              

 

 

Scholarships

Connecticut National Guard Foundation Scholarships

The Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc,  to the extent that financial resources permit, shall offer annual scholarships to members of the Connecticut National Guard and Organized Militia or their sons, daughters or spouses. Sons or daughters of Connecticut National Guard Retirees are also eligible. 

Scholarships are offered in two categories: 

1) Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc Scholarships
2) SGT Felix M. Del Greco Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc scholarships are offered to members of the Connecticut National Guard and Organized Militia or their sons, daughters or spouses. Sons or daughters of Connecticut National Guard Retirees are also eligible. 

The SGT Felix M. Del Greco, Jr. scholarship is offered to sons or daughters of currently serving Connecticut Army National Guard members. 

The number of scholarships and dollar amounts offered each year can vary based on available funding.  To learn more about what is being offered this year and to apply, click on the links below that pertain to the scholarship(s) you are interested in.

2021-2022 Scholarship Announcement

The Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc announces its 2021-2022 academic year scholarship program.   This year the Foundation will award a total of seven scholarships.

1) Two $4,000.00 scholarships honoring SGT Felix Del Greco Jr. will be awarded to a son or daughter of a member of the Connecticut ARMY National Guard. 

* Please note that a special application is required for the Del Greco scholarship which may be obtained from: http://www.conncf.org. No other application will be accepted.  Application suspense dates for this scholarship are also different from that of the CTNGFI scholarships, so please take note.  

2) Five $2,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to Connecticut National Guard and Organized Militia members or their sons, daughters, or spouses and children of Connecticut National Guard Retirees.

Additional Information:

1. Complete application packets for the CTNGFI scholarships must be postmarked no later than 15 April 2021
2. The selection committee will choose students based on achievement and citizenship
3. You must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a regionally or nationally accredited degree or technical program
4. Mail application form (CTNGFI Scholarship Only) and completed package to:

                    CTNG Foundation Inc.
                    Attn: Scholarship Committee
                    360 Broad Street, Hartford Armory
                    Hartford, CT 06015

5. Please contact the foundation at (860) 241-1550 or e-mail [email protected] for further details. 

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients

2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Application

Grant Application