Mischler Financial Group Friends, Family Members and Clients all know that we are a long-time supporter of carefully-vetted organizations whose mission is to support SDVs, their families and military veterans who have earned the right to have the same opportunities that we seek for ourselves.
One of those organizations that we are proud to support is The Army-Ranger Lead the Way Fund, a 501(c)(3) established in honor of Sgt. James Regan, a hero from Manhasset NY who was killed in action in Feb 2007 while serving in Iraq. Prior to enlisting in the US Army in 2004, Jimmy was a scholar-athlete at Duke University, and instead of going to Wall Street upon graduation-where he had multiple opportunities available to him, Jimmy “joined up.” In short order, Jimmy became an elite member of the 75th Ranger Regiment and served two tours of duty in Afghanistan before he was killed by an IED while stationed in Iraq. The Lead the Way Fund was then established to raise funds in support of disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way.
To illustrate the impact of “Lead The Way Fund”, below notification from Lead The Way’s Founder Jim Regan, Sr., profiles the most recent ‘mission success’ attributed to Lead the Way Fund and it is one that we’re honored to share.
Dear Friends of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund,
I wanted to take this brief opportunity to let you know that on May 31, 2018 Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, along with our partner Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, had the privilege of presenting MSG (Ret.) Chris Corbin with the keys to his custom built, completely accessible and mortgage-free home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It was a very exciting day for Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund and, of course, for Chris and his new bride.
In 2014, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund was introduced to Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, who joined us on this incredible journey when we first collaborated to present SFC (Ret.) Cory Remsburg with his state-of-the-art home. It is our continued hope that, together, these “Homes that Heal” provide our Rangers and their families with the comfort, sense of stability, and, most of all, independence they deserve for their sacrifices.
We are within three weeks of breaking ground on a home for SGT (Ret.) Tom Block (Wounded in Action, Afghanistan, October 2013) in New Hampshire and about a month away from breaking ground on a home for SGT (Ret.) Travis Dunn who was paralyzed on a mission in Afghanistan in December 2014. SGT (Ret.) Josh Hargis (Wounded in Action, Afghanistan, Oct. 2013) will be receiving a home in North Carolina in 2019.
As you can see, we are quite busy here at Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund and are only picking up steam ensuring that the needs of our Ranger families do not go unmet. We are incredibly grateful for all of the support and involvement you have shown us through the years and are able to make things happen for them because of your continued dedication.
I also hope you will Save the Date and join us at our Gala on Monday, September 24th at Pier Sixty in NYC where we will be honoring General Joseph Votel, Commander, CENTCOM and Mr. Steven Cohen, Founder, Cohen Veterans Network & Cohen Veterans Bioscience / Chairman & CEO, Point72 Asset Management, with our SGT James J. Regan Lifetime Achievement Award for their service to our Nation and to our military.
We could not do any of this without you and your unwavering support. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.
Rangers Lead The Way!
Mischler Financial Group is the financial industry’s oldest, fully-certified minority investment bank-institutional brokerage owned / operated by Service-Disabled Veterans. The entire Mischler Financial Group family is also proud to be serving as a member of the Host Committee for the Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund 2018 Gala, which will take place Monday, September 24 at New York’s Chelsea Pier.