Recent News and Updates from The Coast Guard Foundation
Mar 3rd, 2022 by Keith Worrall
Modified Mar 3rd, 2022 at 12:04 AM
A Note from Coast Guard Foundation President Susan Ludwig
The Coast Guard Foundation is dedicated to supporting our Coast Guard heroes when they need it the most. In the features highlighted here, you’ll meet the newest members of our Board of Trustees, tasked with driving the organization forward; find out more about our scholarship program, and see how we help the Coast Guard community honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Our support to the Coast Guard spans the entire community—whether helping individuals, bolstering entire units, or honoring the Coast Guard’s mission at a national level.
New Board Members
The Coast Guard Foundation, added 13 new trustees to its board this year. The Foundation has 78 active trustees and directors on the board, led by Thomas A. Allegretti as the chair. Capt. John Cameron, USCG (Ret.), James Clappin, Robert Cuthbertson, Joseph DePietro, Capt. Jeffrey Dixon, USCG (Ret.), Jeanne Grasso, Parker Harrison, Andre Kostelnik, Capt. Mark Morin, USCG (Ret.), Raymond Oneglia, Capt. Jonathan Spaner, USCG (Ret.), Clark Todd and David Vardeman will each serve three-year terms.
Read more about each of these distinguished individuals here.
Scholarships Are Now Available
From February 1 through March 15, children of Coast Guard members may apply for annual scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to help fund undergraduate education. Scholarships are available to children of Coast Guard members who are active duty, active duty reserve and retired.
Workout to Remember
The 10th Annual Workout to Remember was held on February 28 to honor and remember Coast Guard aviators who died in service to our country. The 6535 Memorial Workout was created to honor the four crewmembers from Coast Guard helicopter CG-6535 who were lost in a February 28, 2012, crash in Mobile, Ala. The reps 65 and 35 represents the helicopter’s tail number, with one round designated for each member of the crew. On February 28, 2013, Coast Guard members from Air Station New Orleans and the surrounding community gathered to pay tribute to their fallen shipmates by completing a “Hero Workout” dedicated to the memory of those lost in the CG-6535 helicopter crash one year earlier. Word quickly spread and by 2014 CrossFit boxes, gyms, Coast Guard units, and groups of inspired fitness enthusiasts from across the country joined in the workout. Now in its tenth year, the workout honors all Coast Guard aviators who died in the line of duty.