Governed by a Board of Directors, The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit
501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1994 to provide emergency relief
assistance during times of financial crisis to the members and families of
the Georgia National Guard, federal/state civilian employees of the Georgia
Department of Defense and other qualified military members living in the
State of Georgia. Although not a military organization, the Foundation is
recognized as an official support organization of the Georgia National
The Foundation is one of eight “check-off” charities for the State of Georgia Department of Revenue. This designation
gives every taxpayer in Georgia the opportunity to support soldiers and airmen of the Guard with a donation when filing their State
Income Tax Form 500. $730,537.00 has been collected from calendar years 2005-2012. Reportedly 98% of these donations are
$1.00! We are also an approved charity for the United Way Combined Federal Campaign (CFC agency code 70602) and the
State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP agency code 177000).
The Foundation was recently selected as the major beneficiary for the 5th Annual Some Gave All 5K in Memory of
Major Kevin Jenrette in Lula, GA on May 10, 2014. A total of $ 86,419.00 has been donated to the Foundation in Memory of
Major Jenrette (killed in action on June 4, 2009 in Afghanistan) since 2010 and we are honored to be the charity partner for this
awesome event again this year!
In addition, we have been selected as the military relief organization in Georgia by The Pantry, Inc. for the 4th Annual
Kangaroo Express ‘Salute Our Troops’ Campaign in 2014! This event gets bigger each year with a total of $125,240.00 donated
since 2011! For 2014, we are looking for motorcycle groups to organize Roo Rides between June 25 and September 2
during the Salute Our Troops fundraising campaign with stops at Kangaroo Express stores!
Retirees from the 165th
past 12 years. They have donated more than $50,000 to the Foundation, as well as other worthwhile charities, with plans underway
for May 23-25 2014!
In 2013, we were selected as the beneficiary of the Assault on Kennesaw Mountain 5K for the second year, the first
annual “Butterworth’s Bomber Run”, a motorcycle ride in Honor of Maj Gen Jim Butterworth and the GA National Guard, and
the Inaugural GA National Guard Half Marathon and Ruck Run in Canton, GA. We are very excited about these fundraising
opportunities as well as the individual and corporate donations from companies such as, ACC Health, AGL Resources, the
Georgia Power Company and the Georgia Power Foundation, Lockheed Martin, the Phillips Group and others. We also
enjoy relationships with the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks for discounted ticket sales!
As a result of contributions, both large and small, we were able to approve $285,230.00 in financial assistance
to 300 Guard members and their families in 2013. In October, the partial government shut-down and furloughs impacted many
of our military families as well as civilian Georgia Department of Defense employees supporting the Guard. We were able to step
in when orders were delayed or cancelled, education plans were stopped and families struggled with meeting basic needs for their
households. Cumulatively, we have exceeded $2 million dollars in assistance to almost 2,400 military members.
Examples of assistance include payments to avoid eviction, foreclosure, utilities disconnection and repossession of
vehicles due to job loss and other circumstances. Assistance has been given to victims of house and apartment fires, tornados,
floods and other natural disasters. Emergency travel and funeral expenses, as well as assistance to Guard members injured during
deployment and training, temporary pay problems and more are examples of the multiple requests for assistance that are received
We hope you will consider making a contribution to the Foundation to help Guard families in need. You can contribute by
credit card on our website (www.georgiaguardfamily.org) ; you can “pick an amount and make it count” on Tax Form 500 when you
file your State of Georgia Income Taxes as the Foundation is one of eight approved tax “check-off” charities in the State; federal
employees can contribute through the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC Agency Code # 70602); state employees can
contribute through the annual State of Georgia Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP Agency Code # 177000), or you can simply
mail a donation. Thank you for your support!
We need your help to do more.
Your donation will help make a difference in the lives of Georgia military members. Learn more.
Click here to make a contribution.
|Veterans Memorial 5K Run
American Legion Post 29, Marietta, GA is organizing the First Annual
Veterans Memorial Day 5k, One Mile & Tot Trot, which begins and ends at
Marietta Square on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.
Run is a certified Peachtree Road Race qualifier with chip timing. Plenty
of food, fun and beverages provided!
All proceeds from the event will benefit the charities of the American
Legion, including the GA National Guard Foundation, a 501 (c)(3)
organization providing emergency relief ass
istance to the soldiers and
airmen of the GA National Guard.
We are excited about this opportunity and encourage you to 'Run or Walk for
a Veteran and show your support for our Freedom'. Sponsorship
opportunities are available. Please contact Tom Bell, 5K Race Manager at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-331-5580.
Thanks for your interest and support!
Veterans Day Memorial Day Registration (DOCX 56KB)
Veterans Day Memorial Day Flyer (DOCX 328KB)
|15th Annual Savannah Memorial Day Festival
Make your plans now to attend the 15th Annual Savannah
Memorial Day Festival- River Street Rousakis Plaza on May 22-24th. A three
day event with opening ceremony, military demonstrations, live bands, local
DJ's, large variety of food and beverage booths, arts and crafts--a fun
festival for the entire family!
This is the 15th year that members of the 165th AW, retirees, friends and
families have dedicated the Memorial Day Weekend as a major fund raising
project. Proceeds benefit the GA National Guard Foundation, a non-profit
501 (c)(3) corporation recognized as an official support organization of
the GA National Guard. More than $50,000.00 has been raised to help the
soldiers and airmen of the GA National Guard! Have a great time for a good
For more information, please contact David Smith, CMSgt (Retired) at
912-658-1958 or email@example.com. THANKS for your interest and
Savannah Memorial Day Flyer (PDF 1.85MB)
|REMINDER! Register NOW!
Still time to participate or sponsor the Second
Annual Half Marathon and Ruck Run to Honor the Men and Women of the Georgia
March 28, 2015 - same day registration 7:00 A.M. (8:00 A.M.
start) or pre-register on www.active.com.
105 Blankets Creek Drive.
Canton, GA 30114
Half Marathon $50.00
Ruck Run (active or retired military ONLY!) $30.00
Ruck Run (civilian) $50.00
Honor Run $65.00 (sponsor a soldier and both receive a tee!)
All runners will receive a long sleeve tech shirt and amazing custom
Please visit www.active.com or find us on Facebook.
For additional information, sponsorship, or to volunteer for water stations
and registration tables, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our
website at: www.NGmarathon.com
Proceeds will benefit The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation,
a 501(C)3 non-profit charity that helps members of the Georgia National
Guard facing financial emergencies. Thank you for your support!
Marathon 2015 Sponsorship Levels (DOCX 17KB)
Marathon 2015 Registration (DOCX 135KB)
|6th Annual Some Gave All 5K in Memory of MAJ Kevin Jenrette
Good afternoon! NOW is the time to pre-register at www.somegaveall5k.com
for the 6th Annual Some Gave All 5K in Memory of MAJ Kevin Jenrette!
Awesome T-shirts with pre-registration and while supplies last! Event
includes the 5K, One Mile, Tot Trot and Ranger Buddy Run on a fast, flat
race course! Strollers and walkers welcome! Awards for overall male/female
and top three in 15 age groups!
Ranger Buddy Course--3rd year--for all currently serving Soldiers or
Veterans (Ranger Tab not required). Must have buddy, uniform, boots,
LCE/LBV, and be issued dummy rifle. This is a team event. Winners of the
Ranger Buddy Team must cross the finish line at the same time in the
property uniform. All interested in this ultimate endurance event in
Memory of MAJ Jenrette must contact CPT Jason Royal at
Jason.email@example.com to participate.
Raffle, balloon release, static displays, activities for children, cook-out
Packet pick up & late registration on race day 2:00-4:30 pm. Race starts
at 5 pm-Rafe Bank Park, LULA, GA!
Sponsors--GREAT chance to support an awesome event! All levels of
opportunities are available! See sponsor packet or call for more
Veterans Tent for our veterans, young and old, to have a seat and swap
Awards Ceremony and Cook-Out following the run!
Contact your friends, family, running teams, church groups, etc. On behalf
of Shannon Jenrette and the Some Gave All Committee, we look forward to
seeing you on the 9th and thank you so much for your support!
Some Gave All Sponsor Packet 2015 (DOC 135KB)
Some Gave All Registration Form 2015 (DOCX 123KB)
|New Program from Amazon for Non-Profits
Please visit smile.amazon.com to
select the GA National Guard Foundation as your charity! Amazon will
donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Foundation! See attached
flyer and thanks for your support!
Amazon Smile Opportunity (DOC 47KB)
NOW is the time to "Pick an amount and make it count" for the GA National
Guard Foundation on Form 500 when you file your State of GA Income Taxes!
The Foundation is one of SEVEN 'check off' charities approved for
individual tax-deductible donations and a GREAT way for every tax-paying
Georgian to support the Soldiers and Airmen of the GA National Guard when
they are facing financial hardships!
Tax Check-Off 2014 (DOC 136KB)
|2nd Annual Half Marathon and Ruck Run to Honor the Men and Women of the GA
March 28, 2015
Blankets Creek in Canton, GA.
Pre-register at www.active.com or same day registration at 7:00 am with
8:00 am start!
For additional info or to sponsor, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds to benefit the GA National Guard Foundation. Thank you for your
National Guard Foundation Marathon Flyer (DOC 150KB)
Marathon Run Sponsorship Levels (DOCX 16.7KB)
|COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN APPROVED CHARITY #70602
|STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM APPROVED CHARITY #177000
|2012 Some Gave All5k Appreciation Lunch
OLIVE GARDEN, Atlanta Ga., Sep. 25, 2012
Shannon Jenrette of the Some Gave All (SGA) 5K race committee met with Maj. Gen. Tom Moore, president of the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation and others to present the Foundation with a $19,000.00 check. Guardsmen, family members, and by standers applauded as the largest check to date was handed over to the Foundation from the SGA 5K.
“This is the 3rd annual appreciation lunch to thank Shannon and the SGA 5K committee for their hard work and donation to the Foundation,” said Moore. “SGA is the largest individual donor contributing to the Foundation’s support given to hundreds of families each year. The help we give Guardsmen and their families really is a life saver, keeping them from falling off a financial cliff.”
The SGA 5K race held its 3rd annual run in Lula, Ga. on May 12, 2012 to honor and remember the sacrifice of Fallen Hero, Maj. Kevin Jenrette. Over 200 runners gathered there to partake in the race.
“I am glad to be here today and I represent so many other hard working committee members who help make the SGA 5K a success,” said Shannon Jenrette. “100% of the proceeds go to the Ga. National Guard Family Support Foundation to support military families in need. It is an honor to give something back to military families, because my military family was there for me and my family supporting us with their presence, prayers, and friendship.”
The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation that provides assistance on an emergency relief basis to Guardsmen in the Georgia National Guard and other qualified military members living in the State of Georgia. As a result of contributions, both large and small, the Foundation has provided over $1,541,590.00 in emergency relief assistance to more than 1,790 Georgia National Guard members and their families as of December 2011. The Foundation is affiliated with and is an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard. For more information concerning the Foundation go to http://www.georgiaguardfamily.org/.
The Some Gave All 5K is dedicated to Maj. Kevin Jenrette who was killed in action on June 4, 2009, in Afghanistan. The date of the race is significant to Maj. Jenrette and his family because he graduated from Ranger school on May 10th, 1996. Every year, the race will continue to be scheduled on the second Saturday in May. For more information on the Some Gave All 5K race go to http://somegaveall5k.webstarts.com/.
Story and photos by Maj. Will Cox
Georgia Army National Guard
Public Affairs Office
|"Freedom" by Steve Penley
FREEDOM is a stirring and penetrating tribute to American soldiers, from the Minute Men to the 48th Brigade, captured on canvas by renowned Georgia artist, Steve Penley, to benefit the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation. Remaining signed prints are available at a reduced cost of $ 35.00 each, plus shipping and handling.