From generations of service to generations of support: Why Carlene Ashworth joined the Legacy Society

There were veterans in Carlene Ashworth’s family before she was born, and there will be veterans in her family long after she is gone. That’s why she recently decided to leave a planned gift to the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation. “If you are dedicated to who we are and what we do as an Auxiliary

2021-07-20T13:26:49+00:00July 20th, 2021|Planned Giving|

Planned Giving: How Peggy Thomas answers the call and serves our nation’s heroes in need

Peggy Thomas, a Past National President and 39-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, has spent her entire life as a witness to the needs of veterans and military servicemembers. All seven of her brothers and her sister served in the military — three in the U.S. Air Force, two in the Marines, one in

2021-04-09T18:12:44+00:00April 9th, 2021|Planned Giving|

Marybeth Revoir: Why money matters for the ALA mission

Marybeth and her unit members at their local Fisher House American Legion Auxiliary National Treasurer Marybeth Revoir has never known a life without her beloved Auxiliary, and she never wants to. When Marybeth was just 4 months old, her mother became the first president of a brand new ALA unit and started both

2021-02-04T15:54:05+00:00February 4th, 2021|Planned Giving|

Love for mission motivates Lynda Lancaster’s planned gift

Veterans serve out of a love for their country. Military families make tremendous sacrifices on behalf of their beloved veteran. The American Legion Auxiliary Foundation exists to ensure that both are given the respect and assistance they deserve. That’s why Lynda Lancaster knew supporting the ALA Foundation with a planned gift was a great way

2021-10-12T13:37:43+00:00December 4th, 2020|Planned Giving|

Planned giving: How Jeri Greenwell honors veterans with a commitment of her own

Jeri Greenwell has spent the past 53 years serving veterans, military, and their families through her membership with the American Legion Auxiliary. “Being the daughter of two Marines, it was instilled in me the importance of honoring the service of our military, its veterans, and their families for their many sacrifices, exemplary courage, honor, and

2020-12-12T19:56:17+00:00June 16th, 2020|Planned Giving|

83-year American Legion Auxiliary member leaves patriotic legacy

A longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Rachel Grout’s roots ran deep within the organization. After joining the ALA at 17 years old, Rachel was an active member at Unit 193 in Winchendon, Mass., until she passed away last year at 100 years old. To show her appreciation and lifelong love for the ALA,

2020-12-12T20:05:46+00:00March 5th, 2020|Planned Giving|

ALA member, volunteer leaves behind charitable bequest

  ALA Unit 143 President Heather Swartz said, “She was one who would never miss a meeting and always volunteered to help. She was loved by all and is truly missed.” Barbara K. Smith was an active member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 143 in New Cumberland, Pa., left behind a legacy of being very

2020-12-12T20:09:31+00:00February 11th, 2020|Planned Giving|

The Legacy Society: How ALA member Janet Jefford impacts the ALA’s future

Through her time as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Past National President Janet Jefford has had a unique opportunity to see and experience the impact the Auxiliary has on the veterans, military, and families they serve, but also on the members themselves. Jefford is no exception. She has experienced professional and personal growth

2020-12-14T13:41:04+00:00December 6th, 2019|Planned Giving|

The Legacy Society: How ALA member Jane Montaney supports future ALA programs

Jane Montaney of Ephrata, Wash., found out while visiting an American Legion Family conference with her husband in 1996 that her local American Legion Auxiliary unit was missing one member in order to make goal. That’s the day she signed up to join the American Legion Auxiliary.“I sent a note across the teller to the

2020-12-15T15:11:41+00:00September 27th, 2019|Planned Giving|

Celebrating a Legacy | ALA Volunteer Leaves Charitable Bequest

Active in her community of Fairfield Bay, Ark., Lois Lemke was a longtime volunteer and supporter of the American Legion Auxiliary. A retired accounting clerk, Lemke was married to Raymond Lemke, a veteran of World War II, who passed away in November 2002. The Lemkes had three sons, plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lemke supported 14

2020-12-15T15:20:56+00:00July 19th, 2019|Planned Giving|
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