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Donations


If you would like to make a donation to the Second Cavalry Association Inc. there are several options available:
  • The Always Ready Troop (support the general operations of the Association)
  • The Dragoon Troop (the scholarship fund)
  • The 1836 Society (an endowment to preserve the history and heritage of the Regiment)
  • Fiddlers Green (for those who would like to consider the Association in the their estate planning)

Click the appropriate link below to make a donation to one of these groups. You will be taken to our secure PayPal payment page where you can enter your donation amount and make your donation. You do not have to have a PayPal membership to donate. You may also send a check directly to the Association at 1626 Comanche Rd, Arnold, MD 21012

We appreciate your generous support of the Second Cavalry Association.


Memorial Replacement Fund

The Vilseck memorial for our Troopers lost in the Global War on Terrorism is being replaced by the Army using appropriated funds. This means we can now focus on an all-encompassing memorial to all the fallen Troopers of the Regiment since its beginning in 1836. A team of dedicated Dragoons has been working diligently to categorize the over 1,00l fallen troopers by campaign.



This picture is for illustrative purposes only – design of the memorial has not been chosen.


We want to build this lasting and appropriate memorial at Ft. Benning the home of Armor/Cavalry. This will be the most ambitious undertaking ever taken by the Association. We need $125,000 to make this a reality. We have set a tentative target date for unveiling the memorial in the spring of 2021. This lasting tribute to all of our Dragoons will not happen if you don’t give. Please, Remember Your Regiment and keep the memory of fallen displayed for all to see. Always Ready, Always Remember!


Click the Memorial Replacement Fund below to make a donation to the Memorial Fund.

Or
Send a check to Frank Hurd
1626 Comanche Rd Arnold, MD 21012
Please indicate on your check that it is for he Memorial Fund



OR

Send a check to Frank Hurd
1626 Comanche Rd Arnold, MD 21012
Please indicate on your check that it is for the Memorial Replacement Fund.


Always Ready Troop

Consistent with the Regiment's core value, the Association strives to be "always ready" to support its mission to current troopers and their families, our members and the unit's heritage. The Always Ready Troop fund is designed to cover the Association's annual operating costs, currently budgeted at $25,000. No restrictions are placed on this fund and all donations to the Association not otherwise designated will be placed in The Always Ready Troop fund.

Members of The Always Ready Troop will be listed on our website and published annually in the Thoroughbred. Members will also be recognized at the Reunion as members of the Troop. Every $20 donation will result in a ticket for the annual raffle to be held mid-January of each year.

Always Ready Troop Roster for 2018:
George Crump
Les Evjen
John Sturgill
Tod Knsey
Jeff Haven
Verlyn G. Giddings
Bill Bewley
Dave Gettman
Ed Luzadder
Wayne Redick
Clayton Elzey
Wade Masinter


The 1836 Society

The 1836 Society embodies our motto, "Remember Your Regiment." This endowment is designed to preserve the Regiment's history through multiple efforts, such as donations to the Reed Museum, the Fort Benning Classroom Project, capturing the oral histories of our veterans and other opportunities as they arise. Our intent is to establish a fund of at least $183,600 from which we can draw each year for various historical projects. The first 100 to donate to the society will be designated as charter members. Membership in the Society requires a one-time donation of $1836. It may also be paid in two or four installments of $918 or $459. Donations to The 1836 Society are restricted to preserving our heritage.

Members of The 1836 Society receive the following benefits: personalized 1836 Notecards, an 1836 Society lapel pin, special recognition at the Reunion, acknowledgement on our website and in the Thoroughbred annually. Members will also be memorialized on a plaque in the Fort Benning Classroom and in the Reed Museum.

1836 Society Charter Members:
Ned Devereaux
Tom Molino
John Eberle
Bill Bewley
Mark Calvert
Peter Looker
Michael Gibson
Damon Penn

Dr. Albert Biglan
LTG Charles P. Graham
Dr. John Hillen
Dr. Robert A. Shively
John Gifford
James Haskins
Dave Bird
Vernon Schmidt
Robert McCorkle
Frank Hurd
M. Reid Wallis
James Aiken
Jeffrey L. Stamper
Tim White
Eric C. Thompson
Michael Petschek
Gen David M. Maddox
Oscar Ruiz
Bryan Denny


The Dragoon Scholarship Troop

The Association has long offered an annual scholarship to deserving members of the Second Cavalry family. The Dragoon Scholarship Troop is designed to raise money to support the Association's scholarship efforts. The goal is to raise the number of scholarships we offer annually and to establish an endowment that perpetuates this commitment by the Association. Donations to this Troop are restricted to scholarship awards. Members of The Always Ready Troop will be listed on our website and published annually in the Thoroughbred. Members will also be recognized at the Reunion as members of the Troop.

Dragoon Troop Roster:
Ray Thomas
Bob McCorkle
Mark Calvert
Gen. J. H. Tilelli USA (RET)
Michael Gibson
Robert Duckworth
David Greer



Fiddler's Green

The Always Ready Troop, The 1836 Society and the Dragoon Scholarship Troop are mechanisms for members to make current contributions to the Association. In addition to these gifting opportunities, members may also make large donations in lifetime or at death as part of their comprehensive estate strategy. Appropriate donations include highly appreciated assets and named beneficiary instruments such as life insurance and IRAs. Many strategies exist to facilitate donors intending to make large gifts. If you have an interest in bequeathing the Association a substantial gift, please contact Mark Calvert at markelfordcalvert@att.net or Frank Hurd at FrankKHurd@Gmail.com who will work with you to make sure your intentions are fulfilled.


Dragoon Guardian - Noble Partner Commemorative Coins




Support the Troopers of the Regiment as they continue to show the flag across Europe. This coin is to commemorate the latest effort to assure our allies in the region, while deterring aggression and, if necessary, defend freedom. Some 1400 members of the Regiment will take part in this extensive exercise.

You can show your support by purchasing a coin for $25 which gets you one and funds three troopers' coins.


Number of coins ($25 each):


Note: Please provide your mailing address when you check out so we can mail you your coin(s).

and/or

Support 5 additional troopers of the Regiment by contributing an additional $25 to the Always Ready Troop.

Click here to donate $25 to the Always Ready Troop.