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.




Christopher Mackenzie

Chief Warrant Officer Four (Retired)




Scholarships awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Connecticut National Guard Foundation Inc Announces  

Scholarship Recipients for 2022 – 2023 Academic Year

The Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc is pleased to announce it has awarded scholarships to the following recipients for the 2022-2023 academic year.

BLUM, Amie:  Amie is a member of the JFHQ, enlisting in the CTARNG in February, 2004, soon after graduating high school.  She lives in Middletown, CT and is a full-time CTNG employee at the Human Resources Office.  She is a 2014 graduate of the University of New Haven, earning a BS degree in Criminal Justice.  She is furthering her education by attending the University of Connecticut, School of Business Human Resource Management Graduate Program. 

DOUGALL, Treasa:  Treasa is the daughter of LTC Nathan Dougall, HHC 143d CSSB, CTARNG.  Treasa lives in Easton, CT and is a 2020 graduate of Joel Barlow High School.  Treasa is returning to Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a minor in psychology.  Her ultimate goal is to attend medical school and become a pediatrician.  

MOFFAT, Paige:  Paige is the daughter of SFC(Retired) Reisha Moffat, CTARNG.  Paige lives in Middlebury, CT and is a 2019 graduate of The Gunnery School, Washington, CT.  This Fall, Paige is returning to the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, maintaining a grade-point average of 3.88 out of 4.0, placing her in the top 5% of Holy Cross students.  She is pursuing a degree in International and Chinese Studies.     

RODEN, Caleb:  Caleb is the son of COL Joseph Roden, JFHQ, CTARNG.  He lives in Southbury, CT and is a 2022 graduate of Holy Cross High School.   He will be attending Western New England University, Springfield, MA pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, with his ultimate goal of achieving a Master’s of Science degree.   

TROUERN-TREND, Stefanie:   Stefanie is a member of the CTARNG Med Det, and a former Senior Flight Paramedic, with the 1-169th Aviation Battalion, CTARNG.   Stephanie is a 2022 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Stefanie is currently enrolled at the Quinnipiac School of Law.  


SGT Felix M. Del Greco, Jr Memorial Scholarship(s)

The purpose of the SGT Felix M. Del Greco, Jr. Scholarship is to honor his memory by awarding annual scholarship(s) to children of Connecticut Army National Guard members who are attending an accredited undergraduate degree program.  

JENNINGS, Devyn:   Devyn is the daughter of SFC Stefanie Trouern-Trend, Med Det, CTARNG.  Devyn is attending the University of Vermont.

THOMPSON, Samantha:   Samantha is the daughter of COL Paul Thompson, JFHQ, CTARNG.  Samantha is attending Northeastern University.