Donor Stories

Client Returns to Give Back to the Society

Derek Davis began his Marine Corps career as a radio technician and retired 20 years later as a gunnery sergeant with expertise in information technology. He had been retired for about 10 years, but was still [...]

Race Car Driver and Car Collector Blends His Love of Cars with Philanthropy

After graduating from the Citadel and spending 30 years in the Florida Air National Guard, Bill Warner gained a deep respect and admiration for the military and those who serve. He also has a passion for [...]

A Legacy of Service Continues Through Bequest to the Society

It was when he was walking along the street in a small farming town in rural Illinois at the height of the Great Depression that Glenn Ellis saw the Sailor in his white uniform. A poor [...]

Ort Farms Helps Grow Support For NMCRS With The Corn Maze Guy

Six generations of the Ort family have grown delicious fruits and vegetables on 400 acres at Ort Farms in Long Valley, New Jersey for more than a century. In recent years, Ort Farms has expanded its [...]

Author Jeff Edwards Uses His Gift Of Storytelling To Give Back To The Society

Jeff Edwards was a junior sailor on a guided missile destroyer stationed in Japan when his wife flew back to the States with their toddler son to visit her parents. Military spouses often take advantage of [...]

Retired Navy Captain Extends Leadership from Active Duty to DAU through Retirement

Whether repairing airplanes, teaching government acquisition courses, or running charity golf tournaments, Duane Mallicoat has spent several decades serving the Navy, Sailors, and their families. Duane enlisted in the Navy in 1971 and retired as an [...]

Business Students Explore Philanthropic Side of Commerce on Behalf of NMCRS

This summer, as part of their Sociology and Social Problems course, 17 Jamestown Business College students studied organizations that serve active duty service members and veterans. When the class voted to do something to support the [...]

American Legion Riders Plan Ride to Remember Gene Kessler

As the road captain of American Legion Riders (ALR) Post 283, Gene Kessler planned out the route the riders would take each time they rode together through the rolling hills of Central Ohio. Gene was born [...]

Donor Michael Eckert Breaks Pull-Ups Record to Raise Money For NMCRS

It began when Michael Eckert’s dad, Frank—a former US Army captain—built a pull-up bar in their backyard in Winter Park, Florida when Michael was 10 years old. “I got pretty good at pull-ups,” Michael recalled. “And [...]

MCAS Yuma Girl Scout Troop 254 Donates to NMCRS

It’s not always easy for military kids to find community when they move. But when families PCS to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona, girls know they can find a home with Girl Scout Troop [...]

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