Dear Jim & Mary,

I have sat down to write a version of this note many times and I can never come up with the right words to express myself, but I feel compelled to try and put into words what the Lead The Way Fund contributions have meant to 1/75 during our time here.  Your efforts have completely reduced the volunteer burnout to near 0%. The Leaders don’t have to spend our team at bake sales and car washes. we can just concentrate on bringing our folks into the Ranger family, giving them the resources they need and creating this family atmosphere by having fun together at the events we are able to plan and have because of your donations.

As someone who has grown up in the Army, and done it herself, I can tell you without any amount of hesitation what you are doing for us makes an enormous difference to our people. I’ve never been in a Unit so well taken care of by a philanthropic organization.  We were able to have countless company parties, two fall festivals, 2 Christmas parties, 2 volunteer recognition ceremonies, a gun safety class, two cross fit classes, self defense classes, childcare and the list goes on and on!

You have helped bring us closer because people show up and have fun together, forging the relationships that are so valuable. We are a tight bunch and I hope you feel as proud as I do knowing you all helped make that happen.

We absolutely love you and what you’ve been able to help us accomplish.


Kris Brown