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.
Henry Repeating Arms presents a check for $25,000 to Semper Fi & America’s Fund (The Fund) as part of the company’s Guns for Great Causes efforts. From Left to Right: Henry VP of Communications, Dan Clayton-Luce, Henry CEO and Founder, Anthony Imperato, The Fund’s CEO, President, and Founder, Karen Guenther, The Fund’s Chairman of the Board, General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., and Honorary Board Member, General James T. Conway. (Photo/Erin Kiernan Photography)
Rice Lake, Wis., Apr. 4, 2023 – Henry is honored to announce a donation of $25,000 to Semper Fi & America’s Fund (The Fund) in support of their mission to care for critically wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, and their families. As one of the county’s leading firearms manufacturers, the company also created an exclusive limited-edition set of engraved rifles to further fundraising efforts.
Henry Repeating Arms produced a limited-edition three-piece set of custom Semper Fi & America’s Fund rifles, the first of which sold at auction for $19,000. A virtual auction is live until April 14, 2023, for the last rifle in the series, with all proceeds benefitting The Fund. (Photo/Erin Kiernan Photography)
“As part of our $1 million silver anniversary pledge and on behalf of all the employees of Henry Repeating Arms, I am honored to present this $25,000 check to Semper Fi & America’s Fund,” said Henry CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato, during a fundraising event at the Hudson Farm Club in Hopatcong, New Jersey. “Thank you to all who served our great country and thank you to those who work so hard to make Semper Fi & America’s Fund as impactful as it is.”
The check presentation preceded a live auction for the first rifle in a three-piece series, which raised $19,000 for the organization. The last rifle in the series is available to the public through an online auction hosted by Henry Repeating Arms. For more information or to place a bid in the virtual auction, visit item #978819602 on Gunbroker.com. All proceeds from the virtual auction will also benefit Semper Fi & America’s Fund.
Started in 2003 by a small group of military spouses looking to provide bedside support to the first wave of wounded soldiers and sailors returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Fund is now a nationwide network of staff and volunteers providing programs, immediate financial assistance, and lifelong relationships to service members in need and their families. Since its beginning, The Fund has helped 30,000 service members and given $300 million in assistance.
“Henry Repeating Arms’ generous donation will help our nation’s service members and their families to achieve the highest possible quality of life and independence,” said Karen Guenther, President, CEO, and Founder of Semper Fi & America’s Fund. “Our work would not be possible without the support of our donors and their investment in the lives of our military heroes.”
Since June 2022, Henry has donated over $750,000 to a wide variety of organizations through the company’s charitable branch called Guns for Great Causes, including those assisting the wounded, injured, and the families of those who lost a loved one in the line of duty be it military, law enforcement, or as a first responder.
For more information about Semper Fi & America’s Fund, please visit thefund.org.
Rice Lake, Wis., Mar. 23, 2023 – Henry, longtime supporter of the nation’s leading wildlife and habitat conservation groups, is proud to announce a donation of $25,000 to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. This donation is part of Henry’s $1 million silver anniversary pledge and the company’s commitment to safeguarding America’s outdoors and hunting traditions.
Henry president Andy Wickstrom (left) presents a check for $25,000 to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s newly appointed president and CEO Marilyn Vetter (middle) and the organizations’ outgoing president and CEO Howard Vincent (left) at the 2023 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic.
“Our longstanding partnership with Henry Repeating Arms has fundraised countless dollars for local volunteers to improve habitat and access in their communities,” said Marilyn Vetter, President and CEO of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “This incredible donation will ensure that wildlife habitat will continue to thrive for generations to come. Thank you to Henry Repeating Arms for its steadfast commitment to upland landscapes throughout the pheasant and quail range.”
Driven primarily through donations and grassroots chapter efforts, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever share a common mission of conserving upland bird populations and other wildlife through habitat improvements, educational outreach, public access, and conservation advocacy at the federal level.
Since 1982, the organizations have improved over 24 million acres and, together with local, state, and federal agencies, have acquired over 225,000 acres that will forever be protected for use by the public.
“Perhaps more than any other pursuit, bird hunting is what gets me excited, and it is important to me personally that we continue to see the success of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever,” says Andy Wickstrom, President of Henry Repeating Arms. “Especially here in the Midwest, we see wildlife habitat constantly under threat of industry and expansion, so I applaud the more than 400,000 members, partners, and donors of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever for their unwavering conservation efforts.”
Since June 2022, Henry Repeating Arms has donated over $650,000 to a wide variety of organizations from the company’s charitable branch, Guns for Great Causes. While the primary focus of Guns for Great Causes is pediatric cancer, other beneficiaries include organizations providing support for military veterans, law enforcement, first responders, and particularly those assisting the wounded, injured, and the families of those who lost a loved one in the line of duty. Wildlife conservation, preserving and promoting America’s shooting sports traditions, firearm safety education, and 2nd Amendment advocacy are also included.
To learn more about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, please visit pheasantsforever.org and quailforever.org.
Emmitsburg, Md., Jan. 31, 2023
With the hallowed and historic Memorial Chapel as the backdrop, Henry Repeating Arms, one of America’s leading firearms manufacturers, presented a $25,000 donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).
Chartered by Congress in 1992, the nonprofit relies on private donations to help provide programming and support for the families and co-workers of the dozens of line-of-duty deaths that occur each year.
Chief Ron Siarnicki (left), Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, accepts a $25,000 donation from Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder, Anthony Imperato (right).
Part of this support includes the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, which pays tribute to the firefighters who died in service the year prior and brings together the immediate family members for additional programs. “The mission of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is to honor America’s fallen firefighters; support their families, colleagues, and organizations; and work to reduce preventable firefighter death and injury,” said Chief Ron Siarnicki, NFFF’s Executive Director. “Without the generous support of partners like Henry Repeating Arms, it would be impossible for us to continue this important work to ensure that our nation’s fallen fire heroes will never be forgotten.” Along with helping departments cope with losing a valued team member and colleague, the Foundation also awards education and job training scholarships to spouses/life partners and children of fallen firefighters.
“Firefighters are a special breed, and those of us that witnessed their deeply ingrained bravery, camaraderie, and sharp instincts on display during the terrorist attacks of 2001 will never forget it,” remarked Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has established itself as a beacon of care and hospitality when tragedy strikes, and for that, they will always have our support.”
Since June 2022, Henry Repeating Arms has donated $275,000 to organizations benefiting first responders and their families from the company’s charitable branch, Guns for Great Causes. For over a decade, the gunmaker has included the ornately engraved, handpainted, and 24K gold-plated Firefighter Tribute Edition rifle as part of their permanent product catalog, built “in recognition of America’s bravest.”
Rice Lake, Wis, Jan. 26, 2023
Henry is proud to announce donations totaling $75,000 to some of the nation’s most impactful grassroots gun rights and Second Amendment advocacy groups as part of its charitable Guns for Great Causes campaign. The check presentations to the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, and the Firearms Policy Coalition took place at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the industry’s largest trade show.
Henry Repeating Arms Vice President of Communications Dan Clayton-Luce presenting a $25,000 check to Gun Owners of America’s leadership, board members, staff, and volunteers at the 2023 SHOT Show.
“Henry Repeating Arms will never back down when it comes to supporting the individuals and organizations that work tirelessly to fight back against the political degradation of law-abiding Americans’ right to keep and bear arms,” said Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “Just like our Constitution, these organizations belong to and for the people. They have our backs, and we will always have theirs.”
Henry Repeating Arms presenting a $25,000 check to the Second Amendment Foundation at the 2023 SHOT Show. From left to right: J. Pierce Shields, SAF Director of National Advancement, Alan Gottlieb, Founder of SAF, Dan Clayton-Luce, Henry Repeating Arms Vice President of Communications, Adam Kraut, SAF Executive Director, and Lauren Hill, SAF Vice President of Development.
Gun Owners of America, presented with $25,000, is a nonprofit lobbying organization representing over two million members founded in 1976. Started two years earlier and also presented with a check for $25,000, the Second Amendment Foundation runs educational and legal action programs to promote a better understanding of the gun control debate. Involved in over forty active federal court cases, the Firearms Policy Coalition also received $25,000 for their legal work and grassroots activism through education.
Henry Repeating Arms presenting a $25,000 check to the Firearms Policy Coalition at the 2023 SHOT Show. From left to right: Evan Burt, FPC Senior Director of Marketing & Growth, Richard Thomson, FPC Vice President of Programs, Cody Wisniewski, FPC Senior Attorney for Constitutional Litigation, Jeffrey Silvester, FPC Auction Foundation Executive Director, Dan Clayton-Luce, Henry Repeating Arms Vice President of Communications.