Founded in 2007, the purpose of the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation is to assist in carrying out the educational, charitable, and other exempt purposes of the 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. 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 American Legion Auxiliary Foundation positively impacts the lives of our veterans, military, and their families by funding programs of the American Legion Auxiliary today and for future generations.
ALA Foundation Board Members
Doris Hammeke, Foundation President
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.
Cathleen MacInnes, Foundation Vice President
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.
Terri Wallace, Foundation Secretary/Treasurer
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.
Coral May Grout, Elected Director
Dr. Coral May Grout, of Winchendon, Mass., is a lifelong member of the Auxiliary, joining through the service of her father, Charles E. Grout, a World War II veteran. Throughout her professional career, she has dedicated her talents and leadership skills to the education sector. Grout currently serves as a consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and has held roles as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, assistant principal, and teacher. Grout has occupied several leadership roles within the American Legion Auxiliary including Department of Massachusetts Chaplain, 1991-1992 President of the Department of Massachusetts, and National Historian.
Laura Santino, Elected Director
Laura Santino, of Hamden, Conn., has been an active member of the Auxiliary for over 30 years. Santino was a Paralegal and Executive Administrative Manager for over 18 years before changing her career path to assist with the family business of A Santino Consulting along with direct sales in another part-time business. Along with her immense knowledge of law and regulations, she also brings nearly two decades of nonprofit board service to the ALA Foundation Board. Since joining the Auxiliary, Santino has held many leadership roles, including 2017-2018 President of the Department of Connecticut.
Carrie Davenport, Elected Director
Carrie Davenport, of Dunkirk, N.Y., serves as an educator and instructional coach in the New York public school system. She has been an American Legion Auxiliary member since 2004 and held multiple positions at the unit, county, department and national levels, including ALA Empire Girls State chair and ALA Girls Nation Vice Chair. She has served on multiple boards including the Children’s Dream Factory of Central New York.
Kathy Daudistel, Designated Director, ALA National Vice President
Kathy Daudistel, of Latonia, Ky., is a life member of Latonia Unit 203. Her eligibility is through her father William Kaelin, a US Army veteran from the Korean War era. Daudistel has served as a National Chairman on the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, Children and Youth, Poppy, National Security, Americanism, Membership, and Leadership Committees, as well as many other national, department and unit level leadership positions. She is also a charter member of the American Legion Riders 203.
Linda Boone, Designated Director, Interim ALA National Secretary
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, Designated Director, ALA National Treasurer
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 27 years.
Nancy Brown-Park, Appointed Director, National Finance Committee
Nancy Brown-Park of Palm Desert, Calif., is a member of George Tadlock Unit 472 through the service of her father, Richard D. Brown, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. She is also eligible through the service of her husband, Jim Park, a Navy Vietnam War veteran. Brown-Park has held numerous leadership positions in the organization, serving as ALA National President from 2013-2014. At the national level, she was also chairman of the following committees: Junior Activities, Public Relations, National Security, Constitution & Bylaws, Membership, Children & Youth and Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation. Brown-Park actively volunteers in her community and with other philanthropic organizations. She and her husband have two children, Christopher and Chloe, who are also part of The American Legion Family.
Nicole Clapp, Ex-Officio Director, ALA National President
Serving as the ALA’s 2019-2020 National President, Nicole Clapp is a member of Iowa Unit 127 through the service of her grandfather, Roger Schroeder, a seaman in the Navy during WWII. Raised on a farm, Clapp graduated with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Iowa in 1993 and 1996. She’s board certified in healthcare management and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Nicole spends her time volunteering with the Lions Club, PEO, Peace UCC, and the ALA. Clapp has served in several unit, district, and department level positions. She has also served as Honorary National Junior President 1987-1988, national Finance chairman and numerous other positions at the national level.
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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