A technology company, a military vehicle manufacturer and a real estate company were among the donors recognized Saturday in a ceremony at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C. The ceremony followed the meeting of the NGAUS board of directors.
The nine donors honored contributed a total of $105,000 to the National Guard Educational Foundation and were welcomed as members of the Legion de Lafayette following a meeting of the association’s board of directors. The Legion de Lafayette is an organization reserved for the largest donors to NGEF.
“We continue to be extremely humbled by the generous support of so many individuals, companies and organizations that share our mission to tell the story of the National Guard,” said Luke Guthrie, the NGAUS director of membership, marketing and development.
The donors recognized at the ceremony were:
ACC Health; AM General; Beechcraft; Donohoe Real Estate Services; LORD Corporation; Military Personnel Services Corporation; Onsite Health; Peduzzi Associates, Ltd.; and Rocky Brands.
The foundation was established in 1975 to spread the history of the National Guard. NGEF runs the National Guard Memorial Museum and the library, which is home to more than 6,000 volumes and documents that speak to the militia history of the United States.
Among those attending the ceremony were Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke, the director of the Air National Guard.