Remembering All Who Serve & Have Served

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About NROTC:


was founded on November 5, 2004, to provide Americans with a means of supporting our troops and veterans… and let them know they are not forgotten.

Our Federal EIN 26-0098940, was issued on 12-01-2004.

On November 22nd 2005, The IRS issued a Determination Letter granting the NROTC nonprofit 501(c)(3) status retroactive to November 5, 2004.

View NROTC’s IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter

NROTC’s Corporate Bylaws

NROTC’s Annual IRS Filings are here:

View our 2016 IRS Form 990EZ and Supporting Documents

View our 2015 IRS Form 990EZ and Supporting Documents

State Charitable Registration Numbers:

Colorado: 20063003325
Florida: CH19677
Maryland: CID 16926
New Jersey: CH- 2766100
North Carolina: SL004512
Oklahoma: 4312613425
Pennsylvania: 32445

Our Staff:

Alex Rich

Raleigh, NC
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Tom Ruley
Founder and Past President (2004-April, 2016)
Baltimore, MD

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Tom Ruley has been involved in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years including 15 years with NFIB, The National Federation of Independent Business. Tom explains that he considers himself to be caring individual who is driven by a genuine desire to do good for others. Says Tom, “It had its beginnings after a heart attack forced me to re-evaluate my life. In looking at my life from a more serious point of view, I evaluated the positive impact I have made on this earth so far during my stay and I decided that somehow, I wanted to do more.”

The National Remember Our Troops Campaign, thanks to our kind American donors, has been and continues to be, my source of great pride as we work to accomplish our charitable mission.

God Bless Our Troops, Their Families and Our Veterans!… Please do what you can to support them.

Mr. Ruley’s 2015 Annual W2 Earnings – $2,800.00

Garret Whiteside

Garret Whiteside
National Director

Cross Junction, VA
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Mr. Garret Whiteside had served as Lieutenant Colonel in the USMC and recently joined our team because he wishes to serve our active-duty military servicemembers, our veterans and their families. He is a former VP of Sales at Bitek International, Inc. and has already proven himself as a dedicated and professional asset to NROTC as we continue to grow and reach out nationally. Welcome Garret!

Our Fundraisers:

Donations are the life’s blood of any charity and donations for the most part, do not magically drop out of the sky or arrive unsolicited. Many charities including NROTC, rely heavily on volunteers for fundraising! Our primary fundraising activity is having our volunteers setup and host “Card Signing” Donation Tables in front of grocery stores and such as well as school and employer sponsored events, sports events, community events and other public gatherings too numerous to mention them all.

We have volunteers who send us the proceeds from a yard sale, a bake sale, a car wash or some other fundraising event as a donation. We welcome these volunteers and monetary contributions but we ask that they give us advance notice prior to conducting this type of activity.

We have existing relationships with, and we are always looking to establish new relationships with, various agencies throughout the USA who send volunteer referrals to us.

Our most-cherished volunteers come to us from Volunteer Centers, United Ways, High Schools and Colleges who send us “Service-Learning” students, The Army Volunteer Corps, The American Association of Retired People, (AARP), The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, (RSVP) and other sources.

Other volunteers we utilize come to us from the courts who send us “Community Service Volunteers”, who must fulfill a certain number of community service hours as a form of alternative sentencing for minor offenses. Social Services Departments throughout the USA, as part of the Federal “Welfare To Work” program, also send us people who are receiving government assistance and are required to perform a certain number of community service hours weekly, in order to qualify for, or continue to receive their monthly check or voucher. These same social services departments also send us “Dead Beat Dads” who are ordered to perform weekly community service as a punitive measure to insure that they actively seek employment and meet their responsibility as a parent.

These “Community Service Volunteers” ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HANDLE ANY CASH! We restrict their activity to “Tele-Outreach” from home using our “Online Auto-Dialer”. As a measure to assure compliance, we record every phone call as well as managing and monitoring them very closely.

While volunteers are preferred, like The Salvation Army Holiday Bell-Ringers, not all of our “Card Signing” Donation Table staff are volunteers. Some of them are employees. By IRS regulations, none are Independent Contractors. Their wages typically average Federal Minimum Wage or a little better. We have learned through experience that our paid staff is typically more reliable and can be counted upon to do hard work it takes, standing outside at a Donation Table for 6 or 8 hours, often in inclement weather.

We also have a small number of paid people who work from home on the phone, or in the field calling on business owners for support.

Our Board of Trustees:

Nonprofit organizations are governed by a Board of Trustees. The “Trustees” determine by majority vote, the salaries of our personnel, so that a fair but not excessive amount is paid to its executives and employees, as compared to similarly situated profit and not for profit business organizations. They exercise control over all fiscal related issues including budgets and distribution of assets. They
also are instrumental in determining the direction of our organization. Our “Trustees” bring to the table much experience in business administration and can be counted on to exercise fiscal responsibility and restraint. Most importantly, our Trustees can be relied on for their morals, ethics and common sense as trusted fiduciaries of our organization.

Stanley Beers – Secretary/Treasurer – Baltimore, MD – Stanley Beers is a U.S Air Force veteran and operates his own accounting practice.

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Dan Adams – Trustee – Baltimore, MD – Dan Adams is a retired steel worker.

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Bruce Baldwin – Trustee – Morrison, TN – Bruce E. Baldwin is a former executive with the Maryland Science Center

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Sam Weaver – Trustee – Baltimore, MD – Sam Weaver is president of a family owned marina, marine service company, Weaver’s Marine Service Inc.

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Bill Tuerke – Trustee – Elkton, MD – Bill Tuerke helped run a family owned chain of retail stores in the northeastern United States.

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Eino (Ed) D’Amario – Trustee – Baltimore, MD – USAF veteran

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Doug Caraway – Trustee – Baltimore, MD – Vietnam veteran

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Donald Radomsky – Trustee – Baltimore, MD – Vietnam veteran

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Donald (Slim) Pletka – Trustee – Baltimore, MD – Vietnam veteran

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Wayne Gower – Trustee – Baltimore, MD – Vietnam veteran

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Dan Grauer – Trustee – Baltimore, MD – Owner at Art Decorating Company

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National Remember Our Troops Campaign, Inc. (“NROTC”) is a Maryland nonprofit corporation recognized as tax-exempt under IRS § 501(c)(3). All donations or contributions made payable to NROTC are fully tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. EIN: 26-0098940

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