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Honor Our Heritage – Invest in Our Future Campaign
Honor Our Heritage – Invest in Our Future Campaign
The Honor Our Heritage, Invest in Our Future Campaign is a long-term effort to expand our donor base to support Foundation operations, along with the Foundation’s Heritage and Transition programs. 

The Honor Our Heritage, Invest in Our Future Campaign will help the Foundation reach its full potential supporting the Supply Corps Community beyond scholarships, by increasing aid available to the organization's Areas of Greatest Need. Please take a few minutes to watch the exciting CAMPAIGN VIDEO to learn about the Foundation’s effort to connect all Supply Corps Officers to the Supply Corps Community. 

Watch your email! Several Foundation Webinars are planned for the coming months to enlighten and enrich the professional and personal lives of our members, while celebrating the Honor Our Heritage, Invest in Our Future Campaign. Please take a few minutes to view the video and information provided on the Campaign Website and consider making your 2023 donation to Honor our Heritage and Invest in Our Future once again in 2023!


November eNewsletter
November eNewsletter
Dear Fellow Supply Corps Officers and Friends,
Please take a few minutes to read the November issue of the Foundation's eNewsletter--it includes important information related to our Community.

End of Year Gift Planning in 2023  
November is an excellent month to consider planning your charitable gifts. These gifts could include an IRA charitable rollover, a gift of cash or a gift of appreciated stock. Benefits of a charitable gift to the Foundation include:
  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to our organization.
  • Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts.
  • Help further the work and mission of our organization. 

Fall Board of Directors Meeting
At our Fall 2023 Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C., the NSCF elected five new board members. Please help us welcome the following Members to our 2024 NSCF Board of Directors:
  • LCDR Carlisle Catacutan
  • LCDR Michelle Coleman
  • Mr. Thomas M. Elliot
  • CAPT (ret) Eric Morgan
  • CDR (ret) Jon Steen
Additionally, the Foundation is pleased to announce our 2024 Executive Officers:
  • Chairman – CAPT(ret) Eddie Fishburne
  • Vice-Chairman – CAPT(ret) Ted Digges
  • Treasurer – CAPT(ret) Mark Murphy
  • Secretary – LCDR Carlisle Catacutan
As we transition to the new Board of Directors and Executive Officers, we want to express our sincere gratitude to current Foundation Chairman RADM (ret) Mike Lyden for his leadership of the Foundation since 2020. More information on the Board of Directors meeting will be coming soon in the winter issue of The Oakleaf

Spouse Representative opportunity
Supply Corps spouses support one another all over the globe though their engagement with a Fun Bunch--groups of spouses associated with Foundation Chapters. These groups of spouses provide support for local Supply Corps families through social activities, professional opportunities and family engagement. The Foundation is currently seeking to identify Spouse Representatives for all Chapters to facilitate an enhanced experience with Foundation resources. If you are serving as a Spouse Representative, or would like to become one, please email 
Executive Director CAPT (ret) Dan Pionk

Upcoming dates:
  • Through January 15, 2024 ~ CFC solicitation period: Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. #10281. Click HERE to register. 
Additional notes: If you have not contributed to the Foundation this year, please make an online donation now. Your donations are vital to the successful programs and services we offer our Supply Corps Family.
All the best,

Join the 2023 CFC Giving Campaign!
Join the 2023 CFC Giving Campaign!
Be the Face of Giving in 2023

The 2023 CFC Giving Season has begun and you can be the face of giving to the Navy Supply Corps Foundation

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the official workplace giving campaign for federal employees and retirees. Over the years, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation has been the grateful recipient of your kind consideration during the campaign—Federal, postal, military, and retirees contribute to our non-profit organization. The CFC mission is "to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all”.

The benefits of your CFC contributions can be seen in every program we offer the Supply Community—and it’s so easy to participate! The cornerstone of the campaign is the CFC Online Donation System. The mobile giving app integrates full payroll deduction options. For employees who may not have access to or decide not to use the electronic donation system, a paper pledge form will also be available. We hope all Members will consider this giving option—the largest and most successful annual workplace charity opportunity!

The solicitation period opened September 1, 2023, and runs through January 15, 2024. New employees may make pledges within 30 days of entry on duty, if outside of the campaign solicitation period.

Join the CFC 2023 Giving Campaign! Donate to the Foundation through the CFC ~ the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. #10281. Don't wait, visit the CFC website to sign up and name the Foundation #10281 as your charity today! 


RECORDING AVAILABLE~11/1 Webinar: One Team with Carl Liebert
RECORDING AVAILABLE~11/1 Webinar: One Team with Carl Liebert
The recording is available for a Navy Supply Corps Foundation Webinar: One Team, with Carl Liebert held on Wednesday, November 1st.
One Team is a discussion focused on leadership, with Guest Speaker Carl Liebert. Carl is a former Supply Officer and a Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumnus. This is the second webinar in the Foundation's Distinguished Alumni Webinar Series.

Click HERE to view the recording! Click HERE to view the One Team slide from Carl's remarks. 

Please also consider a donation to support the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. The Foundation provides programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. For more than 50 years, the Foundation has fostered the history, traditions, and growth of the Supply Corps Community. Our members include more than 35,000 active duty, reserve, and veteran Supply Corps Officers.

We are in the midst of our first capital campaign, called Honor Our Heritage, Invest In Our Future and we need your help. Through the campaign, we aim to provide support for career transition, heritage initiatives, chapter activities, and other areas. Any philanthropic support from you would be most appreciated! We not only need funds: we also need to broaden our donor base to give us more stability. So, any contribution really helps support our mission and programs.

Please consider a donation or make a Pledge to the Campaign today!

Thanks to CTG, a division of Blue Raven Solutions, for sponsoring this Webinar.  CTG provides supply chain solutions designed to keep fleets and systems operational, ready and safe. CTG is a leading supplier of parts, materiel and obsolescence management solutions to the Department of Defense and its contractors, as well as many of the world's largest airlines, MRO's and aircraft manufacturers. Visit to learn more.


Honor Our Heritage, Invest in Our Future Annual Appeal
Honor Our Heritage, Invest in Our Future Annual Appeal
Dear Navy Supply Corps Foundation Member, 

As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day, join us in honoring the sacrifice and contributions of our Navy Supply Corps veterans, and all veterans. This year marks 228 years of Supply Corps service and dedication to our Navy and Nation.

It’s important to understand the value our mission provides with programs and services that support the Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. The Foundation has achieved a level of excellence throughout the past 50 years, filled with successful endeavors and actions in support of our Supply Corps Community. But what about the future? How can we continue to strengthen our Community and grow our offering for generations to come?

This year during our Annual Appeal, we are specifically asking for your donations to our new General Operations Endowment as part of the Honor Our Heritage…Invest in Our Future campaign. This General Operations Endowment will serve as a financial bedrock, providing the Foundation with a stable source of income that can be relied upon for years to come, particularly to fund our key staff. Contributing to our General Operations Endowment is a powerful way to ensure our long-term impact and continued service to our mission.
When you give to our General Operations Endowment, you are investing in the future of the Foundation, enabling us to weather financial uncertainties and better plan for strategic initiatives. This act of giving not only fosters sustainability but also demonstrates a deep commitment to our cause, and reflects a desire to see the Foundation thrive and make a lasting difference in the lives of those it serves. In short, supporting our General Operations Endowment is an investment in positive change that echoes through time, embodying the true essence of giving. Donors will be recognized on a virtual wall of honor.
Please, consider an end of the year donation to help build the endowment and keep the Foundation strong, focused, and ready to assist our members in 2024 and beyond. Take a moment to print the donation form and mail in your contribution or make an online donation now.

Thank you for being a valued member of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, our Supply Corps Family and the United States Navy. Let’s maintain our great tradition of service and community as we “take care of our own”.


              RADM (ret) Mike Lyden, 
              Navy Supply Corps Foundation


Our Mission

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation provides programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. 
 Support Our Mission                                         

Our members and their families are at the heart of our mission. The Navy Supply Corps Foundation’s Mission is to provide programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. We strive to bring more value to our members’ lives every day and we THANK YOU for your support, enabling us to serve our Supply Community each and every day—keeping our culture and heritage alive through generations!

Our Foundation leaders and members are anyone who has ever worn the Oakleaf of the Navy Supply Corps—veterans, active duty, reserve, retired. We provide global programs and services to support the Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. Our small Foundation staff works with our all-Volunteer Board of Directors and 38 Chapters around the globe to support and celebrate our Supply Community. Our Regional Chapters are the face of the Foundation, promoting camaraderie, professional and social networking, and supporting members in need—for more than 50 years! 

Ways YOU can be an active and supportive member of the Supply Community:

   ♦   Donate using your PayPal account through the PayPal Giving Fund, all fees                are paid for by PayPal! 

   ♦   Donate now using a credit card. 

   ♦   Join the CFC 2023 Giving Campaign! Pledge your donation to The Navy                     Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. CFC #10281#. Official Solicitation Period runs                September 1, 2023 thru January 14, 2024.

   ♦   Honor Tench Francis as the founding officer of the Navy Supply Corps through              the Tench Francis Legacy Society –recognizing members who have included              the Foundation in their estate planning. Gift planning can include a bequest in                your will or by participating in a gift annuity or other life-income tool. To become              a member, or if you have already taken steps to provide this type of support,                  please email our Executive Director, CAPT (ret) Daniel Pionk or call 706-354-            4111.

   ♦   Commit to Endowing the Foundation--it's an easy committment to giving a small            gift on a regular basis. For as little as $50/week, a donor can create a $100,000             Endowment...all online! Learn more HERE

   ♦   Volunteer with any of our Committees. 

   ♦   Support Chapter events and programs. 

   ♦   Encourage Members to register on the Foundation website.

Learn more about your contribution options through the Foundation’s Donor eNewsletter delivered right to your inbox. Many of our friends find this very interesting and helpful. It features news from Washington, Savvy Living, gift stories, finance news and timely articles. 

 Our Sponsors                                                                                                  

A special THANK YOU to our 8/30 Career Roundtable Webinar sponsor, 
CTG, a Division of Blue Raven Solutions.
CTG provides supply chain solutions designed to keep fleets and systems operational, ready and safe. They are a leading supplier of parts, material and obsolescence management solutions to the Department of Defense and its contractors, as well as many of the world's largest airlines, MRO's and aircraft manufacturers. Visit to learn more.

Want to sponsor a Foundation program or event? Email for more information.

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and 50th Chief of Supply Corps

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Washington D.C. Area Chapter Spouses Club enjoys newly established Book Club night!
Learn the importance of a Thank You note following an interview in the Summer issue of The Oakleaf in Transition Corner: Interview complete, now what?
NSCF-Philadelphia volunteers pose alongside their food and beverage stand. Countless hours go into the planning, set up, and execution of the 140+ vendor event.
The Jacksonville Chapter hosted a golf fundraiser at Queens Harbour Golf and Yacht Club. Team FLC Jacksonville came out to play and to build camaraderie in the Supply Corps community.
248 years!!!
The Mechanicsburg Chapter toured the Wegmans and Yuengling facilities--providing a great professional development opportunity for our active duty officers!
The Hampton Roads Chapter said farewell to RDML Ott! He moves on to NAVSUP WSS! Thank you for everything you and Amy did for the Chapter!
Foundation Scholarship Recipient Audrey Bediako, sponsored by her mother LCDR Rowena Bediako, was awarded the RADM William E. Powell, Jr., SC, USN (Ret.) Memorial Scholarship.
Hampton Roads Chapter came out for the annual CLEAN THE BAY DAY event! The chapter was assigned to clean the Croatan Beach, supporting both the Virginia Aquarium and Chesapeake Bay foundations.

Upcoming Events

**SAVE THE DATE!** The 229th Supply Corps Birthday Ball: Saturday, 24 February 2024 (Japan)

Monday Sep 18, 2023

Last Call Early Bird Ticket Sales!! Navy Supply Corps All Calls - Friday 17 Nov 2023

Friday Oct 13, 2023

2023 Supply Corps All Calls (Washington DC)

Friday Nov 17, 2023

Volunteer Opportunity- NSCF Hampton Roads - 02DEC2023 Yule Log Festival (Hampton Roads)

Saturday Dec 02, 2023

Job Postings

ERP Technical Services Manager - Norfolk, Virginia (100% on-site)

POC: Bandy Deka Talent Acquisition Specialist Omm IT...

In Memoriam

CAPT Donald Leo McCarthy, SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2023

CAPT Max F Baumgartner , SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2023

CDR Boyd W. Winterton, SC, USN (Ret.)

May 2013

CAPT George Louis Merrill, SC, USN (Ret.)

March 2015

CAPT Harrison Nicholas "Harry" Walther, SC, USN (Ret.)

October 2023

CAPT Richard Owen Hurt, SC, USN (Ret.)

October 2023