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.
Marybeth Revoir, Foundation Vice President
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.
Cathleen MacInnes, Foundation Secretary
Cathleen MacInnes, of Rochester, N.Y., has been an American Legion Auxiliary member for more than four decades. She has held numerous leadership positions at the unit, district, department, and national levels, including ALA Department of New York president. MacInnes has more than 25 years of managerial experience in healthcare financial services, with provider, payer, and contractor organizations. She has served on multiple boards, including 12 years on the Board of Visitors for the New York State Home for Veterans and the Wayne ARC Board of Directors and 30 years on the ALA Department of New York Executive Committee.
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.
Doris Hammeke, Elected Director
Doris Hammeke, of Stilwell, Kan., is a retired corporate executive with more than 30 years of experience in sales and client service. She is involved in many community service activities, including volunteer activities at her church and its elementary school. Hammeke and her husband created a scholarship at Fort Hays State University 25 years ago that has allowed more than 50 students to pursue college degrees because of this financial aid. Hammeke has been an ALA member for seven years where she has held numerous leadership positions at the unit, district, department, and national levels.
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.
Shirl Hendley, Elected Director
Shirl Hendley, of Chesapeake Beach, Md., has held numerous positions in federal and local government for more than 30 years, including, auditor, accountant, administrative manager, assistant city manager, IT manager, project manager, and program manager. Hendley serves on the Calvert Meals on Wheels Board of Directors as publicity chair and as the North Beach Volunteer First Department Auxiliary publicity chair. She has a passion for helping veterans, frequently visiting the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center psychiatric ward and fundraising for the VA Winterhaven Program and the Maryland Center for Veteran Education and Training. Hendley is an ALA member of Maryland Unit 206.
Terri Wallace, Elected Director
Terri Wallace, of Bloomfield, N.Y., has served as an educator in New York State for 31 years as a classroom teacher, professional development trainer/presenter, and administrator. She has served on the New York State Staff Development Council and Learning Forward New York Board of Directors for 25 years and the New York State Computer and Technology in Education Board of Directors for eight years. Terri joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her husband, Robert Wallace, a U.S. Army veteran. She has been an ALA member for six years, holding numerous leadership positions at the unit and national levels.
Kathy Dungan, Designated Director, ALA National Vice President
Kathy Dungan, of Wesson, Miss., is a 41-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, joining through her father, Wittie Card, a World War II veteran. Kathy has held numerous leadership offices and chairmanships at the unit, district, department, and national levels. She retired from the Mississippi Supreme Court after serving 22 years as a judicial assistant to a Supreme Court Justice. She is active in her church and continues to be active in her department and local Auxiliary unit.
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.
Sharon Conatser, Appointed Director, ALA National Finance Committee
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 president in 2015-2016. Conatser is retired from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after 25 years where she served as an administrative assistant.
Diane Duscheck, Ex-officio Director, ALA National President
Diane Duscheck, of Whitefish Bay, Wis., joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her father, Roland Duscheck, a WWII veteran. Duscheck has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, district, department, and national levels. She retired in June 2014 after a 34-year career teaching seventh and eighth grade science in both parochial and public schools. Duscheck was her school’s union representative for 12 years. Besides her volunteerism with the American Legion Auxiliary, she also donates her time at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes and Easter Seals Society’s camps for physically handicapped children and adults.
David K. Rehbein, Honorary Director, Past National Commander, The American Legion
Dave Rehbein, of Ames, Iowa, has held numerous positions at the post, district, department 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. He currently serves as the President of The American Legion of Iowa Foundation which has a $2 million principal. He brings a deep knowledge of The American Legion family and critical thinking skills acquired during his years in scientific research.
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