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EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION NEWS Legion COLLEGE FOOTBALL LEGEND and the owner of an Indy-series race car were among the 11 new donors the National Guard Educational Foundation welcomed to its Legion de Lafayette during a reception July 16 at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Wash-ington, D.C. The honorees contributed $10,000 each to join the group of largest benefactors to the NGEF , which helps tell the Guard story. They were joined by an existing legion member that made an ad-ditional gift to bring total donations for the evening to $120,000. The fi gure increases to $357,500 the amount the program has generated for the NGEF so far this year. A similar reception is scheduled for November. Legion members contributed $375,000 in 2010, the program’s best year ever. Among those recognized in July was Johnny Majors, an All-America running back at the University of Tennessee who was the runner-up for the 1956 Heisman trophy. He later went on to coach at Iowa State University, the University of Pittsburgh, where his 1976 team won the national championship, and at his alma mater. Majors is now president of the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinics. Also honored was John Barnes and wife, Jane. Barnes owns Panther Racing, which operates the No. 4 National Guard car in open-wheel events such as the Indianapolis 500. “It’s our job to make sure the general public understands what the Guard does for this country,” Barnes said. “All of us at Panther take a lot of pride and responsibility in our job of spreading their message everywhere we go.” New corporate members included ARINC, Atlas Advisors LLC, Baker College, DHS Systems (DRASH), Chris Mears & Associates, Onsite Health, Powerwave Technologies, Revision Military and USAA. Alenia North America was the 12th honoree. The aircraft manu-facturer was recognized for adding to its previous donation. Half of the funds donated in July were designated for the Na-tional Guard Memorial Museum’s planned 9/11 Era Gallery, which will tell the Guard story since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. During the reception, Rich Goldberg, the senior vice president of public aff airs and communications for DRS Technologies, presented the NGEF with a $100,000 check for the new DRS Guardian Schol-arship Fund, which assists the children of fallen Guardsmen. The NGEF and DRS and awarded the fi rst four scholarships last month ( Newsbreaks, page 18 ). A Growing A The NGEF adds 11 more to group of largest donors 50 | Na tional Guard

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A Growing Legion<br /> <br /> The NGEF adds 11 more to group of largest donors<br /> <br /> A COLLEGE FOOTBALL LEGEND and the owner of an Indy-series race car were among the 11 new donors the National Guard Educational Foundation welcomed to its Legion de Lafayette during a reception July 16 at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C.<br /> <br /> The honorees contributed $10,000 each to join the group of largest benefactors to the NGEF, which helps tell the Guard story. They were joined by an existing legion member that made an additional gift to bring total donations for the evening to $120,000.<br /> <br /> The figure increases to $357,500 the amount the program has generated for the NGEF so far this year. A similar reception is scheduled for November. Legion members contributed $375,000 in 2010, the program's best year ever.<br /> <br /> Among those recognized in July was Johnny Majors, an All- America running back at the University of Tennessee who was the runner-up for the 1956 Heisman trophy. He later went on to coach at Iowa State University, the University of Pittsburgh, where his 1976 team won the national championship, and at his alma mater.<br /> <br /> Majors is now president of the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinics. Also honored was John Barnes and wife, Jane. Barnes owns Panther Racing, which operates the No. 4 National Guard car in open-wheel events such as the Indianapolis 500.<br /> <br /> "It's our job to make sure the general public understands what the Guard does for this country," Barnes said. "All of us at Panther take a lot of pride and responsibility in our job of spreading their message everywhere we go."<br /> <br /> New corporate members included ARINC, Atlas Advisors LLC, Baker College, DHS Systems (DRASH), Chris Mears & Associates, Onsite Health, Powerwave Technologies, Revision Military and USAA.<br /> <br /> Alenia North America was the 12th honoree. The aircraft manufacturer was recognized for adding to its previous donation.<br /> <br /> Half of the funds donated in July were designated for the National Guard Memorial Museum's planned 9/11 Era Gallery, which will tell the Guard story since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.<br /> <br /> During the reception, Rich Goldberg, the senior vice president of public affairs and communications for DRS Technologies, presented the NGEF with a $100,000 check for the new DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund, which assists the children of fallen Guardsmen.<br /> <br /> The NGEF and DRS and awarded the first four scholarships last month (Newsbreaks, page 18).

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