Donors Step Forward for Legion de Lafayette
Eight donors, including two former chairmen of the NGAUS Board of Directors, an adjutant general and a longtime board member, contributed $10,000 each to the Legion de Lafayette program of the National Guard Educational Foundation.
Another donor gave $20,000 to push the weekend total for NGEF to $100,000.
The contributors were honored at a reception in November at the National Guard Memorial in Washington, D.C., following the regular meeting of the NGAUS board.
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Among those recognized were retired Maj. Gen. Ronald Harrison and his wife, Mysie, and retired Maj. Gen E. Gordon Stump and his wife, Marie. Harrison and Stump both served as NGAUS chairmen of the board.
Also making a donation to the Legion de Lafayette program was retired Col. Ray Magill, along with members of his family, including his wife, Doris, and sons Ray Jr., Bill and David.
“I’ve been so involved over the years and my family has been so involved in the Guard that I decided to make this contribution in the name of our family,” said Magill, who served on the NGAUS board for 15 years.
Maj. Gen. Stanhope Spears, adjutant general of South Carolina, and his wife, Dot, made a donation, but were unable to attend the reception Saturday.
“We love this great organization and it’s important for us to help ensure the future success of this national treasure,” the general said.
Also making donations were Exhibit Promotions Plus., Inc., which organizes the trade show at the NGAUS general conference each year; EADS North America, which gave $20,000; Brede Exposition Service, Allied Convention Services Division; Technology Forums; and Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc.