Anthony Imperato (Middle), CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms with BWF Co-Founder Bob Woodruff (Left) and BWF Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer Dave Woodruff (Right) at the 17th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event in New York, NY. (Photo/Slaven Vlasic)
NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2023 – As a salute to America’s military before Veteran’s Day, Henry Repeating Arms’ Founder and CEO, Anthony Imperato made a $25,000 donation to the Bob Woodruff Foundation at their star-studded Stand Up For Heroes benefit. The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is a leader in securing stable and successful futures for veterans, service members, and their families. Their event, held at the Lincoln Center in New York, raised a total of $14 million.
The donation, a part of Henry’s Guns for Great Causes charitable program, brings the total donated to military causes and suporting organizations up to $400,000 since 2022.
Todd Duso (Left), COO/CFO of the Bob Woodruff Foundation with Anthony Imperato (Right), Founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms at the 17th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event in New York, NY. (Photo/Slaven Vlasic)
“Without the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military members and veterans, we may not have the privilege of doing our business in the greatest country on earth, so we owe it all to them,” said Imperato. “Our commitment to these heroes should not stop after their service, and I hold BWF in the highest regard when it comes to standing behind those that stood for us.”
Henry Repeating Arms presented a $25,000 donation to the First Responders Children’s Foundation during a National First Responders Day ceremony held in Times Square. From L to R: FRCF Chief Philanthropy Officer, Randy Acosta; FRCF Vice Chairman, Laurence Levy; FRCF President & CEO, Jillian Crane; Henry Founder & CEO, Anthony Imperato; FRCF Founder & Chairman, Alfred Kahn. (Photo/First Responders Children’s Foundation)
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 26, 2023 – During a National First Responders Day ceremony in Times Square, Anthony Imperato, Founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms, showed his company’s continued support for families of first responders with a $25,000 donation to the First Responders Children’s Foundation. This follows a $50,000 donation made in December 2022 as part of the firearm manufacturer’s Guns for Great Causes charitable program, which raised over $1 million last year for a variety of organizations in celebration of the company’s twenty-fifth anniversary.
The First Responders Children’s Foundation was founded in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks when 800 children lost a first responder parent in the line of duty. Today, the nationally acclaimed organization provides financial and community support to the children and families of fallen first responders.
“Our mission with Guns for Great Causes and the mission of the First Responders Children’s Foundation go hand-in-hand, and it’s all about the kids,” said Imperato. “These children have parents that dedicate their lives to saving others day in and day out. Not coming home at the end of a shift is unimaginable, especially from the child’s point of view, and I am grateful to be able to lend our continued support to this organization that leads the way in helping to heal those wounds.”
Henry Repeating Arms’ donation is made in recognition of National First Responders Day, which is celebrated every year on October 28th, and the professionals committed to protecting communities all over America with selfless compassion for the lives they serve.
RICE LAKE, Wis, Sept. 28, 2023 – Henry is proud to announce its latest Guns for Great Causes campaign with the donation of fifty limited-edition “Team Kaia” rifles. The rifles are available online, and all proceeds will be presented to the family of 8-year-old Kaia Lauro to provide direct financial relief for mounting medical expenses.
Kaia was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2019, a rare childhood cancer that formed in her adrenal gland and later spread to her bone and bone marrow. Treatment started immediately following her diagnosis with a grueling 8-hour surgery. Since diagnosis, Kaia has undergone countless chemotherapy treatments, painful immunotherapy sessions, Metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) radiation, focused radiation, stem cell infusions, and blood transfusions.
Mariann Tepedino, a friend of the Lauro family and advocate for Kaia, brought the child’s story to the attention of Anthony Imperato, Founder & CEO of Henry Repeating Arms, who immediately got the campaign in motion.
“Time and time again, I find myself humbled by the unwavering generosity and support from the firearms community for a total stranger whenever we unveil a new Guns for Great Causes campaign, and I am confident that this will be no exception,” said Imperato. “More humbling though is the tenacity and courage with which Kaia forges on with her friends and family at her back and a smile on her face.”
The Henry “Team Kaia” rifle features a unique brushed metal finish on the receiver cover and barrel band, genuine American walnut stocks, a large loop lever, a 17” blued steel octagon barrel, fully adjustable sights, and a magazine tube with capacity for 12 rounds of .22 LR or 16 rounds of .22 Short. Exclusive to this rifle is the highly detailed, whimsical design on the buttstock, which is laser engraved and painted by hand in full color. The design features the pony that Kaia frequents for rides at a local farm, a tiara of flowers as a nod to her love of fictional princesses, and a gold awareness ribbon, symbolizing hope for pediatric cancer. The words “Never Ever Give Up” are engraved along the flowers. Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut, donated the artwork, engraving, and hand-painted embellishments.
To purchase the “Team Kaia” rifle, visit henryusa.com/teamkaia. The first and last rifles in the series are up for auction to enhance fundraising efforts. The auctions close on October 11th at 9:00 PM Eastern.
Gunmaker’s charitable branch, Guns for Great Causes, aims to give back and balance the narrative about firearm manufacturers
Henry Repeating Arms Founder and CEO Anthony Imperato displays a Henry American Eagle lever action rifle in the company’s Bayonne, New Jersey manufacturing plant. (Photo/Michael Ives)
– Last year, Henry Founder & CEO Anthony Imperato pledged to donate $1 million through its Guns for Great Causes charitable arm to celebrate the company’s twenty-fifth year in business. Today, Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country’s leading firearms manufacturers and a world leader in the lever action category, is proud to announce its fully honored pledge, with over 30 different organizations receiving donations totaling $1,037,500 since June 2022.
“I am most proud of being able to look back on the last twenty-five years of business and say with conviction that we were able to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” Imperato said. “More often than not, our industry is vilified and left with a perpetual black eye by the media. We, however, are determined to continue leading the charge in counteracting that narrative by showing how much positive impact we have as responsible corporate citizens.”
The primary focus of the company’s Guns for Great Causes initiative is pediatric cancer care, which it addressed with over $200,000 in donations. In addition, Henry Repeating Arms manages an ongoing program to provide financial relief to individual families of sick children going through treatments by creating, donating, and selling limited edition runs of custom engraved rifles and presenting the family with 100% of the sales. This program recently raised over $40,000 for the family of 14-year-old Jack Troxel of Vancouver, Washington, who was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Military veteran organizations received a total of $375,000 from the silver anniversary campaign, including the nation’s largest, like the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and those specifically providing aid to the wounded and families of the fallen, like Disabled American Veterans, Building Homes for Heroes, and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. In addition, charities benefiting law enforcement, first responders, and their families received $225,000, including the Border Patrol Foundation, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and the First Responder’s Children’s Foundation.
Henry Repeating Arms also continued its support for some of the country’s most impactful wildlife and habitat conservation groups like the National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and Quail Forever with a total of $100,000 to assist with their efforts in conserving land and preserving access for future generations of hunters to enjoy. Second Amendment rights advocacy groups, those working to preserve and promote America’s shooting sports heritage, and programs responsible for teaching firearm safety and responsible ownership received a total of $130,000.
For a complete list of beneficiaries from Henry Repeating Arms’ 25th-anniversary donations, visit the Henry 25th Year Anniversary page.
Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato presents a check for $100,000 to Megan Flores, Development Officer of Arkansas Children’s Foundation, outside the Hematology/Oncology department at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. (Photo/Katie Childs Photo)
RICE LAKE, Wis., May 18, 2023 – Henry is proud to announce donations totaling $200,000 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at Nebraska Medicine. The funds will go directly toward supporting the hospitals’ efforts in treating and caring for pediatric cancer patients, ensuring that children and their families have access to the world-class care these healthcare providers are known for.
“If I could snap my fingers and resolve one thing in this world, without a doubt, it would be childhood cancer. It’s impossible to imagine what these kids and their parents endure throughout treatment and beyond,” said Anthony Imperato, Founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms. “Seeing the smile of positivity and confidence on the face of a kid fighting the battle of their life is all the inspiration and motivation I need to try and help support these children and their families in any way I can. Guns for Great Causes has always been about the kids, the future of America, and I am proud to make these donations in their name.”
Dean Burns (right) and his wife Kaye (left) attend the check presentation at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Dean has served as Senior Advisor to Henry Repeating Arms for over two decades.
Arkansas Children’s is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children and is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric specialties, including cancer.
“I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Henry Repeating Arms for their incredibly generous donation benefiting our Hematology-Oncology Unit,” said Taylor Speegle, Executive Director of Philanthropy for Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “This gift will help our commitment to making the children of Arkansas better today and healthier tomorrow. Thank you for your commitment to our mission and for your unwavering support of our efforts to improve the health and well-being of children.”
Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato presents a check for $100,000 to Suzanne Nuss, MBA, PhD, RN, CENP, Chief Nursing Officer of Nebraska Medicine (center) outside the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha. (Photo/Nebraska Medicine)
The Nebraska Medicine Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center opened in 2017 and harnesses the most advanced biomedical and technological tools available to further understand cancer causes and create more personalized care for each patient with precise therapies to improve outcomes.
“We are grateful for Anthony’s incredible generosity in partnering with Nebraska Medicine to benefit so many families facing the challenges of a child with cancer,” said Suzanne Nuss, Ph.D., Chief Nursing Officer, Nebraska Medicine. “Today and into the future, the impact of this gift will help alleviate some of the financial pressures for so many who turn to Nebraska Medicine for the life-saving care needed for their little one.”
Since June 2022, Henry Repeating Arms has donated over $1 million through its charitable branch called Guns for Great Causes to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary. With a primary focus on pediatric cancer, both children’s cancer hospitals and providing financial relief to individual families of sick children, Guns for Great Causes also benefits military veterans, law enforcement, and first responder organizations, particularly those assisting the wounded, injured, and the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Other categories include wildlife conservation, preserving and promoting America’s shooting sports traditions, firearm safety education, and 2nd Amendment advocacy.
Henry Repeating Arms presenting a $25,000 donation to Border Patrol Foundation at an evening event coinciding with the Border Security Expo in El Paso, Texas. (Photo/Henry Repeating Arms)
El Paso, Texas, May 16, 2023 – Henry has donated $25,000 to the Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) in support of the organization’s mission to honor the memory of fallen U.S. Border Patrol agents and provide immediate financial aid to their families.
Growing in scope since its founding in 2009, BPF now offers financial assistance to agents and Border Patrol support personnel who are wounded, injured or have fallen ill while performing their duties, as well as their family members, and a scholarship program for the children of fallen Border Patrol agents.
“Henry Repeating Arms’ donation will make a very significant impact to our critical mission,” said Rowdy Adams, President of Border Patrol Foundation. “BPF is very thankful for the support and looks forward to a long-lasting relationship with Henry Repeating Arms. The generous donation supports our commitment to ‘Honoring the Memory. Serving the Families.’”
The donation is part of Henry Repeating Arms’ $1 million Silver Anniversary pledge through its charitable branch, Guns for Great Causes, and the company’s longstanding advocacy for American law enforcement agencies. The company has donated $275,000 to organizations supporting law enforcement personnel and their families since June 2022, including Tunnel to Towers, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), First Responders Children’s Foundation, and more.
“We are proud to help support the Border Patrol Foundation so they can continue to be there for the families of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day at our borders,” said Anthony Imperato, Founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms. “I cannot imagine the anguish of a family that loses a loved one in the line of duty, and we hope this donation can go on to help ease some of the financial burdens and provide greater opportunities for their children.”
Henry’s check presentation occurred at the BPF’s Southwest Soirée event in conjunction with the Border Security Expo in El Paso, Texas. Henry Repeating Arms ambassadors and dealers Clark Sanders and his daughter Martha Kaye Sanders of Big Sandee’s Guns in Sedan, Kansas, presented the check to BPF.
To learn more about Border Patrol Foundation, visit borderpatrolfoundation.org.
RICE LAKE, Wis, May 11, 2023 – Henry is releasing a limited-edition series of fifty “Team Jack” edition rifles to raise funds for the Vancouver, Washington, family of 14-year-old Jack Troxel to provide financial relief for past and ongoing medical expenses.
Jack Troxel of Vancouver, Washington, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2021 and is currently in remission after close to two years of an intense treatment program. (Photo/Ryan Troxel)
Jack was diagnosed with an intracranial malignant non-germinomatous germ cell tumor on July 2nd, 2021, and has since gone through four brain surgeries, seven rounds of chemotherapy, one round of high-dose chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, six weeks of full brain and spine radiation, and four weeks of intensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy to counteract the toll such treatments take on a developing body. Jack is currently in remission and receives MRI scans every three months.
Henry Repeating Arms Founder and CEO Anthony Imperato donated all fifty of the rifles, which are now available for sale online. Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut, donated the artwork development time, engraving, and hand-painted embellishments. All proceeds from the “Team Jack” campaign, including both rifles going up for auction, will be presented to the Troxels.
The Henry “Team Jack” Golden Boy Silver .22 S/L/LR lever action rifle features genuine American walnut furniture, a 20” blued steel octagon barrel, a gleaming nickel-plated receiver cover, buttplate, and barrel band, and a unique serial number range from TEAMJACK01 through TEAMJACK50. Unique to this edition is the highly detailed design on the buttstock, which is laser engraved and painted by hand. The design features images depicting Jack’s love of the great outdoors, a “Team Jack” banner with a “His Fight Is Our Fight” tagline, and two ribbons, one in gold and one in grey. The gold ribbon is the international awareness symbol for childhood cancer, and the grey ribbon represents support for brain cancer.
To learn more about the “Team Jack” edition rifle or to make a purchase, visit henryusa.com/teamjack. Additionally, the first and last rifles in the series are up for auction online to enhance fundraising efforts.
“Throughout his entire ordeal, we held onto what we call the ‘three F’s,’ which helped Jack get through the most difficult times. Faith, Family, and Friends,” said Ryan Troxel, Jack’s father. “Thank you to Henry Repeating Arms for the donations and support on Jack’s behalf. We can’t believe this.”
“The courage and strength shown by these kids going through unimaginable struggles at such a young age will never cease to astound me,” said Imperato. “To everyone that chooses to purchase one of these rifles to help support Jack and his family, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sending a big hug to Jack and his parents.”
OMAHA, Neb., May 5, 2023 – Henry is pleased to announce a $25,000 donation to the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) in solidarity with their mission to keep the heritage of shooting sports alive. Henry CEO & Founder Anthony Imperato presented the check to YSSA Executive Director Cyndi Flannigan at Guns Unlimited in Omaha, Nebraska, a “Top 100” Henry dealer.
“Preserving and promoting America’s shooting sports traditions and supporting the organizations that share this goal is one of the core tenants of our Guns for Great Causes program. YSSA is incredibly effective at advancing the programs that accomplish these goals,” said Imperato. “The future of shooting sports is in good hands with YSSA, and I am proud to include them on our roster of partners.”
YSSA faces the challenge of introducing new people to shooting sports and hunting by identifying and supporting the needs of the country’s most successful youth programs with safe, reliable equipment. Founded in 2007, the organization has become a distribution hub for equipment donated by industry partners, dispersing firearms, targets, and safety equipment nationwide to the programs with the greatest need or the highest impact.
In celebration of the gun maker’s 25th anniversary, Henry’s charitable Guns for Great Causes program has donated over $725,000 since June 2022 to a wide variety of categories, including pediatric cancer, military veterans, law enforcement, first responders, wildlife conservation, firearms safety education, and 2nd Amendment advocacy.
Henry Repeating Arms presented three local veterans with their engraved Military Service Tribute Edition rifle, including Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy L. Davis (left), Johnathan Teagarden Sr. (middle), and his son Johnathan Teagarden Jr. (right). (Photo/Forrest MacCormack)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind, Apr. 25, 2023 – Henry
President Andy Wickstrom had the distinct honor of presenting three Indiana native military veterans with specially engraved Henry Military Service Tribute Edition rifles as a token of gratitude for their service at the Indianapolis Convention Center ahead of the 152nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.
Wickstrom also presented a $25,000 donation to the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program, a firearm accident prevention program that seeks to help parents, law enforcement, and community leaders educate Pre-K through 4th-grade children about what to do if they come across a gun.
The first recipients called to the stage were Retired First Sergeant Johnathan Teagarden Jr., who served in the United States Army for more than twenty-five years with four tours in the Middle East, and his father Johnathan Teagarden Sr., who served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. The Teagarden family has a long history of answering the call of duty, with every generation serving in the military dating back to Teagarden Jr.’s great-great-grandfather, who fought as an Infantryman in the Civil War.
Following the Teagardens, Wickstrom called Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy L. Davis to the stage. Davis was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson for his unwavering courage and tenacity during battle and for saving the lives of at least three comrades despite a broken back and extensive injuries.
Henry Repeating Arms President Andy Wickstrom (right) and Henry Vice President of Communications Dan Clayton-Luce (middle) present a $25,000 donation for the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program to Tyler Schropp (left), Executive Director of the NRA Office of Advancement.
“A hero in the truest sense of the word, a treasure of Indiana and America as a whole, I am humbled and honored to welcome Sammy Lee Davis to the Henry family with this Henry Military Service Tribute Edition rifle in salute to your selflessness and bravery,” said Wickstrom.
As the presentation concluded, Davis took the microphone. First, he told the crowd a moving story about a harmonica his mother sent him while overseas and how he could comfort those around him by playing the song “Shenandoah.” Then, completely unprompted, Davis pulled out a harmonica to recite the song, bringing the crowd to its feet with tears in their eyes.