Colonels of Distinction

Every year the Kentucky Colonels recognize Colonels for their dedicated giving toward the Good Works Program:

Governor’s Council – Donations of $5,000 or more

Gold Service Circle Members – Donations of $2,500-$4,999

Silver Service Circle Members – Donations of $1,000-$2,499

Five Star Council Members – Donations of $500-$999

General’s Honor Guard – Donations of $200-$499

General’s Staff – Donations of  $100-$199

These colonels can be found in the annual Colonels of Distinction Contributors Report, published by the Kentucky Colonels. Colonels listed in the this publication receive the Medal of Distinction for that year.

Golden and Silver Eagle Societies

The Kentucky Colonels recognizes and honors our distinguished Colonels for their substantial contributions to the Good Works Program year after year.

Golden Eagle Society – Donations of $10,000 or more over three consecutive years

Silver Eagle Society – Donations of $5,000 or more over three consecutive years

Legion of Merit

Established in 1931, the Kentucky Colonels Legion of Merit is awarded for years of extraordinary deeds and distinguished service in support of the Kentucky Colonels and a generosity and spirit that provides a positive inspiration to all.

Colonel Anna Goldman

Colonel Bob Hope

Colonel Charles S. Hunter

Colonel Douglas K. Ostwalt

Colonel Raymond Frankel

General Walter Gibbs

Colonel John Klopp

General Lynn Ledford

General Jim Lindsey

Colonel Michael Littleford

Colonel James Passin

General George Sullivan

Colonel Jerold W. Wulf

Colonel Glen Bastin

General Lynn Ashton

General T. William “Bill” Samuels Jr.

General Barbara Dutschke

Legacy of Honor

Throughout the history of this Honorable Order, Kentucky Colonels have distinguished themselves by providing the financial means to assure the charitable works of the Good Works Program continue without end for the betterment of the Commonwealth and her citizens. Those Colonels who bequeathed $100,000 or more to provide planned giving or other substantial contribution to the Good Works Program are appointed to the level of Legacy of Honor.

Colonel Henry Arnfeld

Colonel Harry F. Bollenbach

Colonel Robert C. Cook

Colonel Marianna Dennis

Colonel Hiltrud J. Gordon

Colonel Patrick J. Kennedy

Colonel Norman Gardner Mathieson

Colonel Douglas K. Ostwalt

Colonels Wilbur and Edwina Rees