About NGAI and NGAIF
The National Guard Association of Indiana (NGAI) and the National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation (NGAIF) are two independent, not-for-profit corporations, sharing common board officers and executive director, and operating as a fully integrated organization in support of the Indiana National Guard and its mission. The focus and core competencies of NGAI and NGAIF are engagement and philanthropy in pursuit of complementary and closely aligned missions.
The mission, as set forth by the association founders, rings true today as the association serves and supports the United States, Indiana, the Indiana National Guard, alumni, families and friends by:
- furthering the highest standards at the Indiana National Guard;
- seeking out, informing, encouraging and assisting outstanding, qualified young men and women to pursue careers in the Indiana National Guard;
- initiating and sponsoring activities which perpetuate the history, traditions, memories and growth of NGAI and bind alumni together in support of the highest ideals of the profession of arms, citizenship and government.
With a primary focus on engagement, the NGAI promotes informed advocacy for today’s Indiana National Guardsmen and its many constituents, alumni, families and friends. The association keeps its 20,000-plus members informed by means of e-mails, e-newsletters and social media as our primary communications tools, while value-added benefits, programs and services build affinity to the association.
NGAIF, formed in 2016, set out to support the programs of NGAI through grants, fellowships and the award of benefits to members and families. The complementary mission of the foundation is to support, promote and advance the mission of NGAI by working in conjunction with leadership to identify strategic priorities, and by raising, managing and disbursing private gift funds that provide benefits in support of recruiting and retention.