National Guard April 2012 : Page 94

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION NEWS Growing Some More The NGEF’s family of large fi nancial contributors welcomes new members HE NATIONAL GUARD Educational Foundation added three corporations and one individual into its exclusive group of large benefactors at a reception March 10 at the National Guard Memorial, NGAUS headquar-ters in Washington, D.C. The four honorees donated $10,000 each to join the Legion de La-fayette, the primary funding source for the NGEF , which operates the National Guard Memorial Museum and other T programs designed to preserve and tell all 375 years of the Guard story. They were joined by three exist-ing LdL members who contributed a combined $45,000 more to the foundation. Approximately half of the evening’s $85,000 total was designated to help cover construction of the museum’s planned 9/1l Era Gallery, which is scheduled to open later this year. The new LdL members are Jacobs Engineering, Robertson Fuel Systems, 94 | Na tional Guard

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Growing Some More<br /> <br /> The NGEF’s family of large financial contributors welcomes new members<br /> <br /> THE NATIONAL GUARD Educational Foundation added three corporations and one individual into its exclusive group of large benefactors at a reception March 10 at the National Guard Memorial, NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C. <br /> <br /> The four honorees donated $10,000 each to join the Legion de Lafayette, the primary funding source for the NGEF, which operates the National Guard Memorial Museum and other Programs designed to preserve and tell all 375 years of the Guard story.<br /> <br /> They were joined by three existing LdL members who contributed a combined $45,000 more to the foundation.<br /> <br /> Approximately half of the evening’s $85,000 total was designated to help cover construction of the museum’s planned 9/1l Era Gallery, which is scheduled to open later this year.<br /> <br /> The new LdL members are Jacobs Engineering, Robertson Fuel Systems,Systems Plus Inc., and Brig. Gen.Margaret S. Washburn, the Indiana assistant adjutant general-Army.<br /> <br /> The new members all said their contributions were a way of giving back.<br /> <br /> “We are pleased to provide support to help educate the public about the heritage, contributions and value that the men and women of the National Guard bring to this country,” said Charles Harris, the principal of Jacobs Engineering.<br /> <br /> Said Washburn, “We have an obligation to ensure that our successors are able to clearly understand the great legacy they will inherit.” <br /> <br /> Existing LdL members that added to earlier contributions included Booz Allen Hamilton ($10,000), Sikorsky<br /> <br /> Aircraft ($10,000) and DRS Technologies ($25,000).<br /> <br /> The foundation has now raised more than $1.6 million since January 2010, most of it through the LdL program.<br /> <br /> DRS, an NGEF Sustaining Partner, and the foundation 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.<br /> <br /> Last year, the fund awarded its first four scholarships. More information on the scholarship fund can be found at www.ngef.org/drsscholarship.<br /> <br /> —NGAUS Staff Report<br /> <br /> The National Guard Educational Foundation honored seven new or existing members of its Legion de Lafayette last month. They are (from left) Brig. Gen. Margaret Washburn, Indiana assistant adjutant general-Army; Rich Goldberg, senior vice president of public affairs and communications, DRS Technologies; Tom Nicolett, director of National Guard business development, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Chip Lunn, director of aviation programs, Robertson Fuel Systems; Charles Harris, principal, Jacobs Engineering; Brett Wilson, senior associate, Booz Allen Hamilton; Brij Koolwal, president and chief executive officer, Systems Plus Inc.

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