Why We Give
The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized and supported for their commitment. All of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans.
John and Melinda Ross
We support the Joshua Chamberlain Society because it supports true American heroes. These heroes made life-changing sacrifices protecting the freedoms our country provides to us. Some sacrifice their lives. Others are injured in ways that will inhibit how they live their day-to-day lives. JCS seeks out these heroes. They try to help them and their families by providing what they need to make their lives easier. More importantly, JCS adopts these heroes FOR LIFE. JCS doesn’t just provide a donation and move on. They stay involved with the heroes’ lives, continuing to help provide whatever each individual hero or family may need.
We are honored to support JCS and cannot thank them enough for what they do for these brave and selfless men and women.
Kevin Griesemer, President -G&W Engineering
I was introduced to the JCS by a friend who was promoting the first Gala event in January of 2011. My wife and I attended and were awestruck by the mission of the organization in identifying and adopting local wounded soldiers and their families. We immediately felt that it was an undertaking that aligned with our personal and company’s core values. Following the gala, I reached out to see how I could help and have been a member of the Advisory Board ever since.
The beauty of the mission of this organization is that it never ends. There are so many military members who have sacrificed so much and must live with their injuries for the remainder of their lives. Some in small ways, some in ways that I could not imagine. To be a part of this organization and helping to raise funds for all these military veterans and their families brings me a feeling of comfort. Providing support that they cannot get elsewhere is satisfying and I know it is greatly appreciated by the heroes.
As an organization G&W Engineering formed our #GWgives campaign to give back to others who have greater needs than ourselves. #GWgives is a campaign that not only represents G&W’s core values, but is an opportunity to give back through service. There are many needs in our society and many organizations that support those needs. While involved in many, The Joshua Chamberlain Society is one that I truly embrace. It is an honor to help those that have made greater sacrifices than I have and to support that mission.
My name is Jeff Netherton, and I live in St. Paul, MO with my wife Barb. I am a graduate of Missouri State and postgraduate of Washington University, Olin School of Business. We have transferred around the US for Graybar four times in my 25+ year career, but have been back in St. Louis since 2010.
I was introduced to the JCS about 9-years ago at the Sporting Clay Shoot through work affiliations with NAI DESCO and ARCO Construction. Coming from a military family, but never serving myself, I was immediately drawn to the efforts and support this charity was providing. I was humbled meeting some of the hero’s knowing and seeing the sacrifice they gave to this country. I am fortunate to work for a great company, Graybar, who supported my request to help sponsor the JCS.
Our Corporate Partners
The Joshua Chamberlain Society would like to recognize those businesses that support our mission of caring for the most traumatically wounded heroes in our communities. We understand that without that support we would not be able to complete our mission. You are truly patriotic. On behalf of our JCS Heroes, thank you!
Envision Health Partners
Gardius Wealth Advisors
Industrial Shelving Systems
Stone Tree Fabrications
The Cracker Factory
The Moneta Group
The Smokehouse Market
Thompson Street Capital
Gene Tichacek Family
John Brunner Family
The Jones Family Foundation