100TH INFANTRY DIVISION – PRIVATE ROLAND GIDUZ ENDOWED FUND

Let’s help the soldiers of Fort Bragg — 
Contribute to our new legacy

The 100th Infantry Division - Private Roland Giduz Endowed Fund at Fayetteville Technical Community College was established to honor both the 100th Infantry Division and Private Roland Giduz. The endowment was established to assist soldiers and their families stationed at Fort Bragg and to honor Private Roland Giduz for his exemplary service of more than sixty years to the 100th Infantry Division Association. Through a strong advocacy for preserving the memory of the Division’s distinguished combat record, the endowment will maintain a status of perpetual memorial.


A
bout Our Soldiers

Soldiers of the 100th Infantry Division represent elite troops, members of Airborne and Special Operations units who are often deployed into combat areas. The spouses of these soldiers are keenly aware of the hazardous nature of military duty, and in an effort to better support their families, these spouses will often seek opportunities to improve their personal educational levels by taking courses that will help them become better qualified in the job market. When individuals, such as these soldiers and their spouses and family members, improve upon their educational levels, our society overall benefits in many ways. 

The U.S. Army has changed over the years. Today’s soldiers are volunteers, with nearly a third being between the ages of 2l and 24. Among this group of soldiers, about half are married, and nearly all new enlistees share a common desire to improve their education levels beyond the high school diploma.


About the Endowment

The purpose of the 100th Infantry Division - Private Roland Giduz Endowed Fund is to provide Fort Bragg soldiers and their families with financial assistance for academic expenses at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Colonel (Ret.) Frank G. Everett, Jr. (397-D) and Mrs. Mary Fant Everett established the Fund in April 2005. The 100th Infantry Division Association and other Centurymen have made significant contributions to the Fund. At the end of November 2006, the Fund reached over $15,000 in contributions, the amount needed for full endowment.

Through use of an endowed fund, the principal amount is invested for long-term appreciation, and only the earned income from the investment is awarded through gifts to recipients. The availability of the gift is perpetual and is issued based on criteria set forth by donors. The investment is managed by the FTCC Foundation, Inc., comprised of a 23-member board of distinguished Fayetteville community leaders. The mission of the FTCC Foundation is to solicit donations and oversee the management of scholarships and endowed fund programs. The FTCC Foundation manages all investments conservatively and charges no fees.

The 100th Infantry Division - Private Roland Giduz Endowed Fund represents a permanent memorial at FTCC to honor the memory of soldiers who served in the 100th Infantry Division during World War II. It also serves as a token of appreciation to Fort Bragg for honoring the Division by naming a major boulevard the “100th Infantry Division Street” and for the placement of two granite monuments located in a comer of the Fort Bragg parade ground dedicated in honor of the 100th Infantry Division Centurymen.

Members of the 100th Infantry Division Association also contribute to a scholarship endowment at Virginia Military Institute (VMI) as well as other scholarships for soldiers who are stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.


About the College

Located adjacent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Fayetteville Technical Community College has a faculty and staff of 1,400, an annual operating budget of over $100 million, and an annual student enrollment of approximately 34,000 including over 2,300 active-duty soldiers and approximately 1,500 soldier dependents. Now in its fifth decade, FTCC provides over 150 low-cost general, vocational, technical, and adult education programs. Courses are also available for high school graduates who need additional academic preparation for college.

Fayetteville Technical Community College offers military personnel and their dependents in North Carolina an in-state tuition rate of $700 (maximum) for 16-plus credit hours per semester. In addition to providing support for tuition costs, the 100th Infantry Division - Private Roland Giduz Endowed Fund provides financial assistance for book expenses as well as other academic expenses.


Accolades from Ft. Bragg and Fayetteville Technical Community College

“Colonel Everett, thank you and your comrades for your generosity and for remembering our troopers and their families. Your enduring gift, the FTCC education endowment, is just another example of our nation’s Greatest Generation’s contribution-and why all of you are heroes.”

—Major General Virgil L. Packett 
Deputy Commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps and 
Acting Commander of Fort Bragg 

 

 

“It was an honor to help the 100th Infantry Division Association reach its goals.” 

—Colonel AI Aycock
Commander Fort Bragg Garrison Command 

 

 

“We are proud of our association with the 100th Infantry Division and of their service to our country. The FTCC Foundation is fortunate and grateful for their investing in the lives of our active duty military and their families.”

—Dr. Larry Keen
President Fayetteville Technical Community College 

Centurymen, families, and friends
Let’s help our soldiers;
honor Roland and other veterans of the 100th Infantry Division. 

Make check payable to: FTCC Foundation, Inc. 
(Please note in the memo section of your check “100th ID Giduz Fund.”) 

Mail check to: 

FTCC Foundation, Inc. 
P.O. Box 35236           
Fayetteville, NC 28303 

Contact: 

Brent Michaels 
FTCC Vice President for Institutional Advancement 
(Tel: 910/678-8209)
michaelb@faytechcc.edu

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