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Cause receives Tribute Donation to Honor LTG (R) and Mrs. John S. Caldwell

Contact: Theresa Rudacille
(703)591-4965 /

Fairfax, VA (June 4, 2015) - A longtime Cause supporter made a special contribution last month to honor the hard work, dedication, and longstanding service of John and Judy Caldwell. Mrs. Sally Winkel of Albuquerque, NM, wanted to publicly thank the Caldwells for their work serving Wounded Warriors and our nation. Their selfless service and dedication to Cause is the reason our organization continues to flourish.

LTG (R) John Caldwell has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cause since its founding in 2004. His wife Judy has chaired the Annual Gala Committee and other special events, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support our programs and activities. They are true Ambassadors for our mission!

The donation gave us an opportunity to recognize their behind-the-scenes work and the tremendous impact of their actions.

Sally's husband, Brigadier General (R) Ray Winkel, was a 1967 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point. He passed away in September 2011.

It was members of the Class of 1967 who founded Cause in 2004 to meet the pressing needs of Wounded Warriors undergoing treatment and recovery at Walter Reed. Members of that Class of 1967 and their families have long been Patrons of Cause.

When presented with the donation at a recent Board meeting, John exclaimed, "This gift recognizes the enormous work that a lot of people do to make Cause and its work possible. The amount of time Judy had put in over the years dwarfs my own time! God bless Sally for honoring us in this way. She knows that this is our passion and that it comes straight from the heart."

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