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
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.
Marybeth Revoir, Foundation Secretary/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.
Dr. 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.
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.
Laura Santino, Elected Director
Laura Santino, of Hamden, Conn., has been an active member of the Auxiliary for the past 30 years. Santino is a Paralegal and Executive Administrative Manager for the Law and Compliance Department at the Phoenix Companies, Inc., a financial services company. Along with her immense knowledge of law and regulations, she also brings nearly two decades worth 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.
Terri Wallace, Elected Director
Terri Wallace, of Bloomfield, N.Y., has served as an educator in New York State for 32.5 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 12 years. Terri joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her husband, Robert Wallace, a U.S. Army veteran. She has been an ALA member for 15 years, holding numerous leadership positions at the unit, county, district, department and national levels.
Nicole Clapp, Designated Director, ALA National Vice President
Serving as the ALA’s 2018-2019 Vice 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
Linda Boone, ALA Interim 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.
Sara Riegel, Designated Director, ALA National Treasurer
Sara Riegel, of Indianapolis, Ind., joined Indiana’s eUnit 438, through the service of her grandfather. Riegel serves on the board by virtue of her title as the ALA’s newest national treasurer, Sara joined ALA NHQ in 2011 as a Compliance Accountant. She brings a diverse background in non-for-profit, for profit and small business ownership. She has served on school commissions and neighborhood development organizations. Riegel is thankful for the guidance of her parents in setting the example of giving of one’s time and talent in service to their church and community and has passed the same character building values on to her four children.
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.
Kathy Dungan, Ex-Officio Director, ALA National President
Kathy Dungan, of Wesson, Miss., is a 42-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.
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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