Memorial Funds

Ben Steele Cards

Every generation must hear the former POWs’ stories! As descendants and friends, it is our job to listen and share their memories. By paying tribute, we honor them for sacrificing their freedom for ours.

We offer a series of cards with Ben Steele's art work that can be purchased at the same price. Ben was a WWII prisoner of war and is a former college art professor now living in Montana. He has given us permission to feature his work knowing the proceeds will benefit the Descendants’ Group. There are 35 cards displaying his artistry and a 36th card with a photo of Ben taken in 2010 at the Reno DG convention.Fair Game

The cost is $2.00 a card along with a “special” of 1 free for every 5 ordered plus shipping. By purchasing and using these cards, you will honor our former POWs by keeping their story alive, and you will support the Descendants’ Group.  Of the $2.00 a card ~ $1.00 will go to the Group and $1.00 will go to card making expenses.
Place your card order with PayPal.
For questions, email Sharon Cooper, or reach out to her via snail mail: Sharon Cooper, 2610 W. 8th Place, Kennewick WA 99336.
 
 

Education Fund

This fund will support grants to individuals/organizations for research or education projects related to the Japanese POW experience. Grants will be awarded annually based on criteria to be established in 2011. The amount and number of grants may vary from year to year. 

Contributions to this fund may be made using PayPal. Otherwise a check should be made out to "ADBCMS" and mailed to the Treasurer:
Judy Pruitt
23 Elwell Road
Jamaica Plain, MA   02130

Please indicate in the memo portion of the check that it is for the Education Fund.

All contributions to this fund are tax deductible. The Descendants Group federal tax ID number is 26-2278685.

 


Roger Mansell Guest Lecturer Fund

To honor the extraordinary contribution made by Roger Mansell to the body of research related to the POWs and internees of the Japanese during WWII, the Descendants Group has established the Roger Mansell Lecture Fund.  The monies in this fund will be used to pay for a speaker at each national convention who specializes in historical research of the fall of the Philippines and the experiences of the POWs and internees of the Japanese during the war. 

John Glusman delivered the 2nd Annual Roger Mansell lecture at the 2012 Convention in Albuquerque.

Linda Goetz Holmes gave the 1st Annual Roger Mansell lecture at the 2011 Convention in Pittsburgh.

Contributions to this fund may be made using PayPal. Otherwise a check should be made out to "ADBCMS" and mailed to the Treasurer:
Judy Pruitt
23 Elwell Road
Jamaica Plain, MA   02130 

Please indicate in the memo portion of the check that it is for the Roger Mansell Fund.

All contributions to this fund are tax deductible.  The Descendants Group federal tax ID number is 26-2278685.

 


Jim Collier Memorial Fund

A fund set up to honor Jim Collier, a survivor of Bataan.

Jim Collier Bataan Survivor

Contributions to this fund may be made using PayPal. Otherwise a check should be made out to "Jim Collier Memorial Fund" and mailed to the Treasurer:
Judy Pruitt
23 Elwell Road
Jamaica Plain, MA   02130

Please indicate in the memo portion of the check that it is for the Jim Collier Memorial Fund.

All contributions to this fund are tax deductible. The Descendants Group federal tax ID number is 26-2278685.

 


The ADBC Memorial Society grants

Please check back for information on 2015 grants. Projects considered are those that tell the stories of the Japanese Invasion of the Philippines and other Pacific islands and the POWs that were held there or in other locations, or those that develop school curricula, or for development of a play, video production, art display or civic monuments depicting the experiences of the POWs of Japan are eligible for funding.