The Mission

SALUTE, INC. is dedicated to meeting the financial, physical and emotional needs of injured military service members, veterans and their families.

About Us

SALUTE, INC. was founded in 2003 by Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf. Shortly after 9/11, Will (a Naval Reservist), was called to active duty and deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for thirteen months. While Will was serving in Cuba, Mary Beth and her children coped with the fear of the unknown as well as the financial and emotional strain caused by the deployment. Family, friends and their extended community stepped in to help the family. Upon Will's return, both he and Mary Beth felt the need to "give back" by helping others who were experiencing similar hardships. After sharing their vision with family and friends, SALUTE, INC. was established. SALUTE, INC. is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial support for our military men and women and veterans through a variety of fundraising activities.


Marc Gallant BOARD PRESIDENT, Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Stone Technologies, Inc.

Curtis L. Matlin BOARD VICE PRESIDENT, President, Matlin Financial Services

Griffin S. Knight BOARD TREASURER, International Product Specialist, Vice President, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

William Borst III BOARD SECRETARY, COO/Vice President, Personal Lines Brokerage at Allstate Insurance

Board Members

Mary Beth Beiersdorf Executive Director and Co-Founder, SALUTE, INC.

Dan Capozzi Executive Vice President, President - Credit Operations and Decision Management, Discover

Kirk Havens Vice President, Global Cyber Crime, TransUnion

Tom Hoskinson Sergeant Major (retired), US Army Reserve

Cara Lindell President, Kinetic Konnections

William Luehrs Chief Human Resources Officer, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Nancy Mcllvaine Entrepreneur/Philanthropist

Peter Monahan Attorney, Law Offices of Peter Monahan

Scott Skinger Entrepreneur

Associate Board of Directors

Michael C. Terranova CO-FOUNDER, Partner, Cogan & Power PC

Kellen Monti CO-FOUNDER, Commercial Real Estate Broker, JLL

Jay Fabian BOARD PRESIDENT, Director, Stonegate Capital

Matt Nemshick BOARD VICE PRESIDENT, Director of Business Development, DW Hammer, LLC

Grant Keller Senior Account Supervisor, Edelman

Sara Kelm Vice President, Nova Consulting Group, Inc.

Jake Lavin Illinois Market Manager, Breakthru Beverage Illinois

Garrett Luehrs Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker

Chris Neidhart Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Associated Bank

Colton Riemenschneider Leasing Associate, The Telos Group, LLC

Emily Tam Marketing & Design Coordinator, MG Group

Contact Us

Mary Beth Beiersdorf, Executive Director
Joy Adams, Development Director
Sue Hussey, Team SALUTE Coordinator
Sheilya Hackett-Swan, Controller
General Inquiries