Founded in 2007, the purpose of the ALA Foundation is to assist in carrying out the educational, charitable, and other exempt purposes of the American Legion Auxiliary by raising funds for, assisting in conduct of, and providing support to the Auxiliary programs. As a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation, the ALA Foundation provides a resource to engage additional investors interested in supporting our mission.
WOW! Thank you for your support on #GivingTuesday
The American Legion Auxiliary community came together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Our #GivingTuesday donors gave over $41,000, including a $15,000 match from Innovairre Communications.
Your donation ensures our worldwide mission of service to veterans, military, and their families endures. Contributions toward the ALA Foundation’s #GivingTuesday campaign are being accepted until the end of 2016 – you can still donate here.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your generosity!
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Jean Willaman Bender was a lifetime resident of North Canton, Ohio. Her great-great-grandfather, Leonard Willaman, was a Revolutionary War solder. Her grandfather, George Willaman, was a Civil War veteran. Charles "Chuck" F. Bender was from nearby Greentown, Ohio. Chuck served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and Jean and Chuck were married in 1952 after his return from Korea. They were married for 50 years until he passed away in 2002. Read more