As a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation, the ALA Foundation provides a way for individuals and corporations to support the American Legion Auxiliary’s charitable and educational outreach programs through endowed gifts, grants and sponsorships. It is a way to secure our legacy and heritage of Service Not Self, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for future generations of veterans, military and their families.
The monies of the ALA Foundation mission endowment fund will be permanently restricted so that future generations may benefit from ALA programs that support all of our veterans and promote education, good citizenship and outreach to veterans facing tough challenges. Your donation today will help ensure we’re here to help veterans tomorrow.
ALA Foundation Board Members
Linda Boone, Foundation President
Linda Boone of Vero Beach, Fla., served as President/CEO, of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, located in Washington, D.C., from 1996 thru 2005. The organization grew from a handful of members to nearly 250 community-based organizations, government agencies and businesses providing supportive services to more than 150,000 homeless veterans and their families every year. Boone is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on homeless veteran issues and has had a significant impact on the development of and increased funding for many of the federal homeless veteran programs in existence today. Boone spent the first 20 years of her career in the high technology manufacturing environment before developing her own consulting and training business, working with multi-million dollar corporations to develop competitive management practices. She has held numerous leadership positions for the American Legion Auxiliary at the unit, district, department and national levels, including national president in 1992-1993.
Kris Nelson, Foundation Vice President
Kris Nelson, of Baxter, Minn., has held a number of leadership roles in the Auxiliary at the unit, district, department and national levels, including national president in 2011-2012. Nelson retired as director of human resources after 37 years with Consolidated Telephone Co. She is a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church and is a past board chairman of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Education and Human Resource Committee. She also is a past board president of the Crow Wing County United Way and currently serves on its Women’s Health Initiative. Nelson serves as editor of the SOLT Haiti Mission newsletter and as a member of the City of Brainerd Memorial Committee. She is a partner of the Eight & Forty Salon 85.
Marybeth Revoir, Foundation Secretary
Marybeth Revoir, of Hickory Hills, Ill., is a lifelong member of the Auxiliary since joining at just 4 months old through the service of her father, Raymond Spano, a Korean War veteran. Revoir is the director of administration for the Peter Troost Monument Company of Hillside, Ill. Prior to coming to Peter Troost, she was vice president of Paschen Contractors Inc., a world-renowned, family-owned construction firm based in Chicago. Revoir has served in numerous leadership positions at the unit, district, and department levels including treasurer for the ALA Department of Illinois for the past 24 years.
Marta Hedding, Foundation Treasurer, ALA National Treasurer
Marta Hedding of Indianapolis has served as American Legion Auxiliary’s national treasurer since 1994. Prior to becoming national treasurer, Hedding operated a consulting business offering marketing, organizational development and accounting services to small businesses. She also helped start a non-profit charged with long-range economic development planning for the State of Indiana, where she served as vice president of business and public affairs, corporate secretary and assistant treasurer. Hedding has served in numerous leadership positions with her neighborhood association and at her church, where she has served on the children’s ministry team, finance committee, executive planning committee, and as the administrative board chairman.
Gina Jimenez Callicotte, Elected Director
Gina Jimenez Callicotte, of Lawrenceville, Ga., is a 2014 and 2016 candidate for the Independent Georgia State House of Representatives District #102 where she advocates for mental health, veterans benefits, transparency, immigration reform, and welfare reform. She is also an independent contractor for multiple cosmetic companies and an independent trainer for Walgreens. Callicotte has served on the host committee for the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, Board of Directors for Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and was a mentor for KIDS HOPE USA. Callicotte is a member of Georgia Unit 127.
Anne Hathaway, Elected Director
Anne Hathaway of Indianapolis is the president of Hathaway Strategies, an innovative grassroots public affairs consulting firm where she works at both the state and national level providing government affairs, grassroots strategy and management and public relations support to state and national organizations, issue campaigns and Fortune 100 companies. Hathaway has a lifetime of experience and has built a record of success from the grassroots all the way to the very highest levels of American politics and government. She currently serves on the board of directors and as Development Committee chairman of the Julian Center; on the board of Stand for Children; the 4-H House Alumni Board at her alma mater, in addition to serving on the organization’s 80th Anniversary and Fundraising Committees; and is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners Indianapolis Chapter. In November 2014, she became a member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Mary Davis, Designated Director, ALA Vice President
Mary Davis of Lacey, Wash., joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her late father R. Garnett Boots, an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, her mother Helen Babb Boots, also a WWII veteran serving in the Women’s Corps, her husband Dale Davis, a Vietnam-era Army veteran, and her son Robert Davis, a Desert Storm-era Air Force veteran. Davis has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, department and national levels. Davis holds Service Officer accreditation through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for The American Legion and the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs. She has served as a Service Officer for 19 years, including eight years as a training officer for the American Legion Service Division. Davis is a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Beta Sigma Phi, PBS We Are Veterans Advisory Committee, and the Military and Veterans Caregiver Peer Support Network Advisory Council.
Mary “Dubbie” Buckler, Designated Director, ALA National Secretary
Mary “Dubbie” Buckler of Indianapolis has served as American Legion Auxiliary’s national secretary since 2009. Prior to becoming national secretary, Buckler was CEO of Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization of Indiana where she increased the support base and outreach of the volunteer-based organization by more than 500 percent and exceeded fundraising targets by raising more than $1.5 million. She also held the Marion County treasurer position for nearly 10 years. Committed to civic leadership, Buckler continues to serve on the board of the Butler University College of Business Administration as well as on many nonprofit boards and commissions. Her service has earned her many awards, including the Greater Indianapolis YMCA Woman of the Year, Network of Women in Business honoree, and a Girls Inc. National Resource Center honoree.
Peggy Thomas, ALA National Finance Committee
Peggy Thomas, of Richmond, Va., joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her late husband, John C. Thomas, a U.S. Army veteran. A retired vice president of a petroleum distributorship with three divisions, Thomas continues the American Legion Auxiliary motto of Service Not Self by volunteering as the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service deputy at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC in Richmond. She was listed in “Who’s Who in Women in Business” and serves on the National Association of Parliamentarians, and the Bellwood Defense Supply Women’s Club where she is a member of the Executive Committee. Thomas is also vice president of M. Stanley Ryan Unit of Parliamentarians. She has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, district, department and national levels, including national president in 2012-2013.
Sharon Conatser, Ex-officio Director, ALA National President
Sharon Conatser, of Champaign, Ill., joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her father, Clay Lofton, a WWII and Korea veteran. She is also eligible through her husband, Marty, a Vietnam veteran, and her son, Rick, a veteran of the Gulf War era. Conatser has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, district and department levels. At the national level, she has chaired many committees and has served special appointments since 2001 and most recently as national vice president. Conatser is retired from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after 25 years where she served as an administrative assistant.
David K. Rehbein, Honorary Director, Past National Commander, The American Legion
Dave Rehbein, of Ames, Iowa, has held numerous positions at the post, department, district and national level, including The American Legion national commander in 2008-2009. Rehbein, a retired physicist after spending 34 years with Ames Laboratory, specialized in non-destructive evaluation, testing parts while they’re in use to determine if they should be pulled or remain in service. Rehbein was drafted in 1969 and stationed in Germany, where he served with the 4th and 1st Armored Divisions as mortar gunner, fire direction control, company armorer, and, finally, supervisor of a four-man radio shop. His electronics training helped him quickly make E-5.
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