Donors Contribute $165,000 to NGEF Program
Twelve donors, including three former NGAUS board chairmen, a congressman and three corporations, contributed $10,000 each to the Legion de Lafayette program of NGEF.
Three other corporations that had made earlier donations added to them to bring the total contributions for the month to $165,000, the largest amount ever received in one month by the foundation.
The donors were honored for their generosity at a reception in July following the regular meeting of the NGAUS board of directors.
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The former board chairmen who made donations, along with their wives, are retired Brig. Gen. Robert and Cindy Taylor, Maj. Gen. R. Martin and Rowana Umbarger and retired Maj. Gen. Gus and Shirley Hargett. Gus Hargett is president of NGAUS.
The current board chairman, Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, and his wife, Barbara, also contributed.
Rep. John Tanner, D-Tenn., and his wife, Betty Ann, and retired Lt. Gen. Roger and Barbara Schultz made contributions. Roger Schultz is the former director of the Army National Guard.
Other individual donors were Col. Stephen and Ingrid Joyce, retired Col. Peter W. Renaghan and C. Dale Allen.
New corporate members of the Legion de Lafayette are Alenia North America, the C-27J Spartan Team and Navistar Defense.
Adding to previous donations were BAE Systems, DRS Technologies and Sikorsky.