Legion de Lafayette Adds Four New Members
The National Guard Educational Foundation’s Legion de Lafayette welcomed four new members March 10, including an assistant adjutant general.
They, along with three existing LdL members, were honored at a reception following the winter meeting of the NGAUS board of directors.
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The seven donors provided $85,000 to the NGEF, which preserves and tells the National Guard story through a variety of programs, including the National Guard Memorial Museum.
The new members are Jacobs Engineering, Robertson Fuel Systems, LLC, System Plus Inc. and Brig. Gen. Margaret S. Washburn, the Indiana assistant adjutant general-Army. Each contributed $10,000.
Washburn said her donation was her way of helping preserve the Guard story for future generations.
“We have an obligation to ensure that our successors are able to clearly understand the great legacy they will inherit,” she said.
The NGEF also used the evening to recognize three existing corporate Legion members for increasing their financial contributions.
Booz Allen Hamilton and Sikorsky donated $10,000, while DRS Technologies contributed $25,000. Sikorsky, the manufacturer of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, is the largest corporate contributor to the NGEF.
The NGEF and DRS also used the evening to announce plans to award at least eight $25,000 college scholarships to the children of fallen Guardsmen through the DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund. More about the scholarship fund can be found at www.ngef.org/drsscholarship.