Join us next fall for our Annual Honorary Breakfast & Golf Classic

Monday, September 30, 2024

Blue Hill Country Club
Canton, Mass.

Jim Brett (l.) with Hanscom FCU President & CEO Peter Rice
Jim Brett (l.) with Hanscom FCU President & CEO Peter Rice
Brigadier General Jack Hammond of Home Base
Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond

Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation 1st Annual Honorary Breakfast

This year marked our 1st Annual Honorary Breakfast. Our Honorary Committee, along with out guests, celebrated E. "Woody" Woodhouse II, one of the remaining members of World War II's legendary Tuskegee Airmen.

The Honorary Committee is led by our Honorary Co-Chairmen,  James (Jim) Brett, President and CEO of The New England Council and Brigadier General (Ret.) Jack Hammond, Executive Director of Home Base.

Also serving on the Honorary Committee is Thomas "Tommy" J. Lyons, Board Council Member of Hope for the Warriors.


About The New England Council

Founded in 1925, The New England Council is the nation's oldest regional business organization. This non-partisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations based in New England was formed to promote economic growth and quality of life in our six states. The New England Council is headquartered in Boston and has a fully staffed office in Washington.

The organization prides itself on its ability to foster connections; its work focuses on connecting members with each other, and also with key policymakers at the highest levels.

About Home Base

Home Base is a national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families, and Families of the Fallen through world-class direct clinical care, wellness, education, and research — all at no cost — regardless of era of service, discharge status, or geographical location.

Since 2014, Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation has donated more than $1.6 million to Home Base’s clinical care programs.

About E. "Woody" Woodhouse II

Boston, MA - October 3: The Massachusetts Port Authority honors Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Enoch (Woody) Woodhouse II by unveiling murals by artist Victor Quinonez (Marka27), depicting his dedicated service to his country and recognizing the historical achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen at Boston Logan International Airport. (Photo by Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Enoch "Woody" Woodhouse II, one of the few remaining Tuskegee Airmen, was honored at the inaugural Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation Honorary Breakfast on September 18, 2023.

At just 17 years old, Woodhouse enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, which later became the U.S. Air Force.

Rising to the rank of second lieutenant at the age of 19, he was assigned to the renowned 332nd Fighter Group, famously known as the Tuskegee Airmen. During his service to our country, Woodhouse, along with other Black Airmen, faced many racist challenges. Despite the obstacles, he successfully managed the finances for a squadron comprised of 992 pilots and over 14,000 other personnel. This squadron achieved remarkable success in combat during World War II.

Following his active duty, Woodhouse joined the Air Force Reserves and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is a graduate of Yale University, holds a law degree from Boston University, and worked as a trial lawyer in his own firm for many years. He has enthusiastically advocated for Veterans, their families, and the military throughout his life.

In a noteworthy achievement, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker appointed him to the esteemed rank of Brigadier General in 2022.

Recognizing his immense contribution, Woodhouse was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 alongside his fellow Tuskegee Airmen by President George W. Bush.

We were delighted that Brigadier General Woodhouse joined us for this celebration of his achievements.

The Alan M. Hart Memorial Golf Classic

Join Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation and its Honorary Committee in September 2024 for a memorable day of golf. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy the day while contributing to an important cause: the health and well-being of our nation's Veterans.

One of the goals of the Foundation is to provide education, resources, and support to improve the lives of Veterans in our communities.

The Alan M. Hart Memorial Golf Classic funds organizations directly impacting our Veterans’ health and financial wellness. Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation partners with these organizations in its goal to deliver Financial Wellness as a critical component of Veterans' journeys to success.

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About Alan M. Hart

Alan was a longtime director of Hanscom Federal Credit Union and the founding chairman of Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation. In addition to his commitment to community service, he was an avid golfer. The Annual Golf Classic has been named to honor his legacy.