The National Guard Educational Foundation (EIN # 52-1038433) depends on the charitable support of corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals to help us tell the Guard’s story. All donations to NGEF are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. To lend your support we offer several giving options.

To develop a charitable plan that is right for you, please contact Luke Guthrie, director of development, at 202-408-5886 or email

General Donation to NGEF

Making a charitable donation to NGEF is quick and easy. Donations can be made online, or checks may be mailed to:

Attn: Luke Guthrie
One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

NGEF Commemorative Ornament

2020 marked the release of NGEF’s seventh annual keepsake ornament. Made of porcelain and brass with 24 kt. gold accents, this year’s ornament pays tribute to Major General G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery (1920 – 2006). Price: $20.00. Order here.

Pewter Minuteman Figurine

The National Guard Educational Foundation is selling limited edition 2 ½ -inch hand-crafted pewter sculpted Minuteman figurines. Each figurine is $45, plus $5 shipping. Proceeds benefit NGEF.  Purchase here.  (These items are out of stock due to the volubility of the cost of pewter.  We will let you know when they become available for purchase again.)

Major Donors – The Legion de Lafayette (LDL)

Become an NGEF major donor and join the Legion de Lafayette! Corporations, individuals, families, foundations and state associations are invited to join this prestigious society.

Named after the Marquis de Lafayette, who visited New York’s Seventh Regiment in 1824 and, inspired by his own Guard Nationale de Paris in France, gave the National Guard its enduring name, the Legion de Lafayette was established in 1987 to recognize patrons who significantly advance NGEF’s work.

The minimum contribution for entry into the Legion is $10,000. As a badge of membership, in 1987 NGEF cast a medallion from the original Lafayette medal commissioned by the Seventh Regiment and suspended it from a red, white, and blue ribbon.

Benefits include:

  • An induction ceremony and reception at the National Guard Memorial
  • Permanent inscription on the LDL Wall of Honor
  • Recognition in NATIONAL GUARD Magazine
  • Distinguished Guest status every year at the NGAUS annual conference
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Various additional benefits

The Legion de Lafayette currently consists of over 300 corporate, state and individual members.

The Annual Fund

We value charitable donations of any amount. You may take the first step toward becoming a Legion de Lafayette, or make a single contribution by check or online.

Honor a Guardsman through the Guard Muster

To preserve your legacy of service or to honor another Guardsman, join the Guard Muster, a searchable directory of the best our nation has to offer!

Planned Giving

The most common and simplest form of planned giving is a bequest – a gift that is made through a donor’s will. Individuals may include NGEF in their will by designating a specific amount or a percentage of their aggregate estate. Learn more about Planned Giving.

Matching Gifts

Your company may double or even triple your gift to NGEF!