“These kids are worth the investment.”


Operation SUSTAIN SUPPORT is about sustaining our scholarship funding to the military children who are counting on us. Join us in our 2020 fundraising campaign. We need your support and generosity. The kids are counting on all of us.

On May 14, 2007, U.S. Army Major Larry Bauguess was killed in action. He was bravely serving in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the 82nd Airborne Division. Bauguess children Ryann and Ellie were just 6 and 4 years old when their Daddy was taken from them. 

Last year, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund provided $4,296,000 to support the education of 700 military children of our nation’s fallen or disabled. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic required that we cancel our fundraising events. But it cannot hold us back from supporting the children of military heroes. Children like Ryann and Ellie Bauguess.

As Gold Star Wife Wesley Bauguess says, “These kids are worth the investment. They represent the future of our country. They stand for the values that make our nation great.”

Currently Johnny Mac Scholars, Ryann is a college junior while Ellie is a freshman, who's just beginning her college journey.