FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Patriots, Following the lead of 2020, 2021 was a record-breaking, unique year. For the 11th year in a row, requests for our services have increased--and we were armed and ready to serve. We were honored to provide more than 3,000 services to our heroes located across the globe.
In addition to increasing the number of services provided, we expanded our team by bringing on two people and opening our first-ever brick-and-mortar location - The Ranger Outreach Center in Columbus, Georgia. We felt it was fitting to open the first GallantFew location where our roots were fostered - the Home of the Army Rangers. Our ability to answer the call to serve for the 11th year has been and continues to be possible solely thanks to our generous supporters. Without your tangible show of patriotism, we could not serve. I invite you to read our impact during 2021 and if you are inspired, consider how you can become part of America's Veteran Team The GallantFew.
1 KARL MONGER FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
GallantFew Board of Directors Frank Campanaro Board Chairman
Kelly Castonguay Board Member & Secretary
Mike Hall Board Member
Dr. Thomas Black Board Member
Gerry Dinkel Board Member
Richard Welsh Board Member
Steven Barber Board Member
Tim Abell Board Member
Army Ranger veteran, Mt. Everest summiteer, Veteran Business of the Year award winner
Retired Command Sergeant Major, decorated combat veteran with 34+ years of service in US Army Special Operations
Dedicated patriotic supporter, Executive in Residence with Renaissance Strategic Advisors
Army Ranger veteran, State Farm Insurance Agency owner
Avid volunteer, civilian patriot dedicated to giving back to those who serve
Navy, Air Force, & Army National Guard veteran, co-founder and managing partner of Napali Capital
Army Ranger veteran, founding partner of Alpha Trial Group, LLP
Army Ranger veteran, Hollywood actor
Welcoming in 2022: Patrick Alcorn, MBA Incoming Board Member Army veteran Director of Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Texas Arlington College of Business 2
Meet Our Team GallantFew Staff
Karl Monger Executive Director
Tony Mayne, MHRD GallantFew Rangers Director
Candice Christian, MEd Patriot Challenge Director
Army Ranger veteran
Army Ranger veteran
Active duty Army Ranger spouse
Sarah Cunningham Gale, MEd Development Director
Bryce Mahoney Veteran Support Specialist
Zach Ceballos Veteran Support Specialist
of the Dallas/Fort Worth area Stepdaughter of a veteran
Army Ranger veteran
Marine Corps veteran
Liz Smith Operations Specialist
Sarah Vanderleest MA, Military Psychology Communications Specialist
Active duty Army spouse
Active duty Army spouse
The greatest joy I have with GallantFew is knowing that I am making a direct impact in the lives of Army Rangers. After service members and veterans take the GallantFew Azimuth Check™, I have the opportunity to engage them one-on-one and share the policies they must follow to transition from active duty. More importantly, I get to share lessons learned and introduce them to a nationwide network of veterans that want to take part in their success. It is a virtuous cycle and it is rewarding to be at the "tip of the spear" of the process. - GALLANTFEW RANGERS DIRECTOR, TONY MAYNE
What We Stand For One-on-one engagement with service members and veterans is the cornerstone of our mission. We get results for those we serve and enhance the existing support for our military community. We are America’s Veteran Team. WE BELIEVE A veteran with a purpose strengthens our nation.
WE NEED YOU BECAUSE Successful transition and reintegration require community engagement.
WE KNOW THAT Relationships are more important than programs.
TRUST IS OUR CORNERSTONE We document all services that increase capacity in a veteran's functional fitness. From coaching to climbing, to networking - if it provides value to a veteran, we record it.
2021 was another record-breaking year for the books. We increased the number of services provided, served more veterans, and grew our nationwide veteran recreation program.
13,400+ documented services provided to our military community since our founding in 2010
3,100+ documented services provided in 2021
Eight new climbing programs for veterans and veterans with disabilities were created as a result of receiving a VA Sports 21 Grant sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Catalyst Sports
The average number of active duty military and veterans per day that interact with GallantFew 5
OUR REACH 1K+
MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY COMMUNITY SERVED Whether it be active duty service members, veterans, or military family members, the GallantFew crew served over 1,000 individuals in 2021.
NEW INDIVIDUALS RECEIVED SERVICES More than 850 individuals joined the GallantFew community and received our support services in 2021. The need is continually growing!
Our team served members of the military community located in nearly all fifty states and several foreign nations. In this map blue states represent states we aim to reach in 2022.
"I discovered GallantFew during a particularly difficult period in my life when I was in a relationship where I was not being authentic. I was struggling with my self-confidence and being vulnerable, both personally and professionally. A bit after participating with the GallantFew crew, I've found accountability, an opportunity to be vulnerable with fellow veterans, the opportunity to build my self-confidence, and the ability to serve others." - NAVY VETERAN
At A Glance
I wanted to take some time and thank you for seeing us and helping us with the resources you have provided for my family and me. This will be a massive help to us through and after my transition. I look forward to this transition and working with you and your team. I have already received several emails from those you coordinated with and have begun action on those as well. - Senior Noncommissioned Officer
GUIDESTAR PLATINUM SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY We're proud to have received GuideStar's coveted Platinum Seal of Transparency for the fourth year in a row. GuideStar is the world's largest source of nonprofit data. This designation demonstrates that GallantFew focuses on measuring progress and results to provide current and potential donors with accurate and detailed information. The designation is only awarded to charities illustrating the highest level of transparent fiscal management and commitment to accountability. The GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency reconfirms that GallantFew is worthy of its donors' confidence and generosity.
OVERHEAD RATE We're proud to remain at a less than 5% administrative overhead rate another year in a row. This means $0.95 of every dollar donated goes directly to serving our military.
Our Process Take the GallantFew Azimuth Check® STEP Evaluate your functional fitness in these areas: Emotional, physical, spiritual, professional, and social.
02 Develop a plan to be more Gallant Use your Azimuth Check to create a plan and utilize GallantFew's Mission Support Partners to enact the plan.
Repeat until you're where you want to be and continue to be Gallant!
Determine where you are, envision where you want to be, and receive one-on-one mentorship.
Repeat and succeed
Connect with a GallantFew Veteran Support Specialist
Check your Azimuth to see your progress Take the Azimuth Check to determine where you're at in your journey and continue navigating the path ahead with your VSS.
Our team is proud to provide no-cost, one-on-one VetSTAR coaching to military community members. During coaching sessions, along with a coach, participants will: Define what “normal” is for themself Discover the forces driving their behavior Learn how to interrupt, restructure, and reprogram any emotion and behavior that does not benefit them Frequently check in to measure progress towards objectives
"I'm not a guy that shows emotions well, but even my girlfriend sees an improvement in my ability to express love for others. This coaching has helped me let go of things in the past and focus on what I can influence for the better." - VetSTAR Participant
VetSTAR Coaching supports these five fitness areas: Emotional fitness Physical fitness Professional fitness Spiritual fitness Social fitness
GALLANTFEW RANGERS 100% 250+ 100%
Percent employment or enrollment in the desired field of study for Rangers engaging GallantFew Rangers six months or more in advance of their transition.
The number of Rangers in transition served by GallantFew Rangers.
Increase in documented services to Rangers with the establishment of the Ranger Outreach Center in Columbus, Georgia, the Home of the Ranger.
Great to connect with you. The talk was extremely informative. It was very useful to talk about civilian financial concerns and how, for instance, VA disability ratings might impact life insurance down the road. Our talk has me looking into leveraging a VA loan to buy a house further down the road once we've achieved job security. All these pieces of information are extremely useful to hear and I'm glad to hear that you're communicating them to people in Regiment earlier in their transition. - Transitioning Army Ranger
RANGER OUTREACH CENTER
GRAND OPENING COLUMBUS, GEORGIA - HOME OF THE ARMY RANGERS The Ranger Outreach Center was opened in Columbus, Georgia, on July 19, 2021, to kick off a weeklong biannual celebration known as Ranger Rendezvous. The gracious gift of 3,000 square-foot facility space by St. Luke Church was made possible by the Amos Family Foundation. The ROC is home to GallantFew's Ranger program, Ranger For Life LLC, Fort Benning's Cru Military Ministry, and Ranger associations. Since its opening, more than 100 Rangers and soldiers from Fort Benning have received one-on-one transition and reintegration support from GallantFew's Ranger program.
Year In Review
91% FEEL THEIR OUTLOOK ON LIFE IMPROVED 91% of respondents to the GallantFew Rock Climbing Quality of Life Survey said since climbing with GallantFew their outlook on life has increased.
1,400+ SERVICES PROVIDED From indoor and outdoor rock climbing, CrossFit activities, WODs, and rowing competitions, to dancing, VetRec provides our military community with a variety of physical recreation activities.
265 NEW INDIVIDUALS VetRec saw more than 260 new faces this year join us for physical recreation and community.
83% FELT AN INCREASE IN CONNECTION TO OTHERS 83% of GallantFew's Rock Climbing Quality of Life Survey respondents said their connection to others has increased since participating in the GallantFew indoor rock climbing meetups.
Populations We Serve "Thank you for a productive meeting! I was unaware of most of these opportunities and resources available during this transition period. Thanks for having patience with all my questions and answering them completely." - ARMY VETERAN
One-on-one Mentorship Veterans + Active Duty Service Members Our primary service is one-on-one mentorship to veterans in transition or reintegration. This mentorship is provided at no cost by one of our Veteran Support Specialists. During the mentorship, actionable plans are drawn up to guide a veteran's successful journey. All mentorship begins with a self-evaluation tool, the GallantFew Azimuth Check.
Brigade V Community + Businesses
With nearly 100 members, the Business Resource Group Association for the Diversity and Inclusion of Veterans (Brigade-V) gathers once per month to share best practices and experiences serving veterans in the employment sphere. Participants of the group include employees from Charles Schwab, BAE Systems, State Farm, Evergy, Microsoft, Leidos, and more. All are welcome to join no matter the size of their organization.
Patriot Challenge Civilian Patriots + Military Community
GallantFew's VetRec Program supports veteran physical and mental fitness needs through indoor rock climbing, community fitness events, and individualized fitness plans. We believe outdoor recreation provides veterans challenges, a connection with nature, and a community of others who share similar ideas and interests.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED The heart of Patriot Challenge is to fund GallantFew's life-changing services to our military community. For yet another year, Americans stepped up to the challenge and helped us accomplish our mission to serve.
PATRIOTS SAID YES Americans came together to accept the Patriot Challenge, whether it be through participation, donation of time and talent, or cheering on a participant.
MILES FOR OUR MILITARY Exercise for Patriot Challenge has expanded - if you can move, you can Be A Patriot. In 2021, Patriots logged 287,000+ "miles" of activity. One mile is equivalent to 15 minutes of activity or one actual distance mile. If you can move, YOU can Be A Patriot.
DONATED TO OTHER CHARITIES
As part of the Patriot Program Incentive, qualifying teams received a portion of their funds raised back to donate to their other favorite military-affiliated charities. In 2021, teams donated to more than 50 organizations such as the SGT Joshua Rodgers Memorial Foundation, The Fisher House, Three Rangers Foundation, Soldiers 6, and more.
ACTIVITIES THAT COUNT If you can move, you can Be A Patriot! Run, walk, ruck, climb, dance, do yoga, mow the lawn...the options for activities that count towards mileage are LIMITLESS!
2021 CORPORATE PARTNERS
Gallant Level $50,000+
Spartan Level $25,000 - $49,999
Allen Family Foundation
Patriot Level $10,000 - $24,999
Azimuth Level $5,000 - $9,999 15
2021 CORPORATE PARTNERS
Compass Level $2.500 - $4,999
Purpose Level $1,000 - $2,499
Mission Level $999 and under
Vision Level Gifts In Kind
Kenneth Kratz Family Charitable Foundation Metroport Rotary Charities Napali Capital NuStar Energy Sigma Phi Epsilon State Farm State Farm MAG TrillaMed American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation Black Dagger Military Hunt Club Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Check Point Software Technologies Orange Diamond The Omega Project
ONIT Home Service WRBL News - Columbus, GA Hop & Sting Brewery
American Force Coffee Co. Bright Thoughts Design ChiliSleep Family & Kids Magazine Chattahoochee Valley FragOut Clothing Company Heroes Media Group Hire Jordan Smith KC Cattle Company 16 Treadstone Climbing Gym
Honor & Empower Society
$10,000 - $24,999 gifts
$5,000 - $9,999 gifts
$2,500 - $4,999
Anonymous Karl & Sara Monger
Anonymous BergKamp Richard Jones Tony & Nicole Mayne
Alion Science & Technology Anonymous Kenneth Kratz Family Charitable Foundation Kulynych Family Foundation Mark Cannon Nannette T. Cannon Living Trust Phillip and Celeste Hawkins Phillip Hawkins Sandy Williams
Purpose Level $1,000 - $2,499 gifts Adam Stalnaker AK Goodman Charitable Fund Alan McNiel Angela Harvey April Borge Barry Smith Brad Stoehr Brandon Luckman Bret Adkins Chad Wegner Christopher Morton Commercial Lighting & Electric Coy Hixson
Dan Allyn Dan O'Brien Dave Niemeyer David Walter Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Frank Campanaro George ONeal Gigliola Weber Guy Rincon Jerry Sampson Jesse Moya John Micera Katherine Lawrence
Aaron Clark Al & Andrea Buford Alliance Texas Foundation Angela Wilkins Barbara & John Hamilton Brandin Lea Brett Mitchell Brian Shelton Byron Miller C. Thomas Carrie Morgan Chris & Dana Loesch Chris Arnold Christopher Sizelove Christopher Weiland Critical Response Group Danielle Adams David & Kimberly Fern Family Charitable Fund Erickson Charitable Fund Frank Dye Garrett Terlaak Gary Wothe
Keith and Carol Wood Lee Gazzano Lori Dorocak Manna Church of Fayetteville Marcus Hull Marshall Kutz Mary Rezendes Matt Voll Michael Merzke Michael Wright Michelle Shoemaker Mike Colagiovanni Mike Greeson Mr. & Mrs. Dane Hudson
Peggy Alexander Polu Kai Services LLC Rick Walters Rob MIkovsky Robert Patton Ronda Kasian Russel J. Keat Consulting Sheepey Race Steven Barber United States Army Ranger Association USI Insurance Services Vicki Mitchell Watkins-Watson Charitable Fund Whitfield and Katie Athey
Mission Level $500 - $999 gifts George & Helen Deffenbau George Ahn Gerry Dinkel James Chew James Sanfilippo Jeff Slead Jennifer Clouse Jennifer Thielke Jerron Wyatt John Erickson John Murphy John Thurlow Joseph Thompson Joseph Williams Karen Wilton Kelly Engelberth Kimberly Carver
LaVonda McPherson Loren Barrows Marina Galli Matthew Fahey Matthew Jones Matthew Milley McDermid Insurance and Financial Service Melinda Sparks Melissa Helmer Merrie Jo Pitera Michael Moore Milan & Mary Georgia Monica Kowalski Monroe Family Dentistry Oetjens Chiropractic Center Paul Voorhees Phil Randazzo Rebecca Kibbe
Rene Alicea Rick Friedman Rob Larriviere Robert Brown Robert McBride Roger Zona Sara Durham Sean O'Donnell Sharron Mayne Sherri Mayne Shirley Barsan Steve Bump Steven Blake Superstition Mountain Rotary Tami Beyer Tiny Monkey Corporation Tony Rendz Vinnie & Jody Weldon Barrett Wendy Sanders William Shultz Wreaths Across America
THE GALLANT SOCIETY FOUNDING MEMBERS
Sean Chaffe Bill Cusson Greg Doig Kelly Engelberth Lisa Flegal Karen Fowler Reuben Gresham Dirk Halliwill Barbara & John Hamilton Coy Hixson Demetrius Hopkins Brian Hund Gregg Koutouvidis Jon Leigh Fred Moye Wendy Sanders
The Gallant Society is a group of dedicated patriots who regularly support the GallantFew mission. The Society was launched in Fall 2021.
Eric Schwartz Michael Smith Michael Su Sandy Williams Karl & Sara Monger
One Veteran Couple's Story The night before meeting with a GallantFew Veteran Support Specialist for the first time, my wife and I were talking about divorce. It's amazing to me what has happened in just under two months. In addition to helping me reconnect with other healthy vets, talking regularly with my VSS and going through the VetSTAR Coaching Program has created a mindset change that has helped me with struggles of heavy drinking, weight gain, and motivation tremendously. The best part is the reconnection to my family. In fact, my wife just asked me out on a date the other day. What more can I say than that? - H
US GallantFew has given my BA ND husband a place to go where he / V ET feels connected. He tried attending ER AN self-help groups before but had difficulty relating to the members there. So his isolation and mental illness continued without him receiving the feeling of being connected to others. The group has provided him that space where he feels safe to share and be accepted. I cannot thank Karl enough for reaching out and caring enough to help a vet that was pushing everyone that loved him away from him. Now he has a brighter outlook and is coping with reality in much healthier ways. He is mentally and physically making positive changes that allow him to be more present for his family. This is a priceless gift.
WHERE WE ARE GOING By 2025, GallantFew will be America’s premier one-on-one military transition and integration nonprofit enhancing service members’ and veterans’ experience with the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program and Veteran Affairs Administration.
BE PART OF AMERICA'S WINNING TEAM. Whether as an individual, family, team, or organization - you can be part of the GallantFew community. You can Be A Patriot by registering for Patriot Challenge each February, sharing your time and talent, or sponsoring a veteran. Get involved at: WWW.GALLANTFEW.ORG
Learn more about the GallantFew mission at www.gallantfew.org.
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