John S. Rogers
John Rogers is a career U.S. Air Force pilot who served from 1963 until he retired in 1989. He owns an air charter service at the Modesto Airport, is president of the United Samaritans Foundation and the Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University in 1963, before entering the Air Force, and received his master’s degree from the University of Colorado.
The Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation primarily supports education by granting scholarships from elementary to graduate level students. The foundation also supports many organizations that assist battered women and children, the handicapped, as well as the homeless. It has been generous to Lewis & Clark by endowing scholarships and professorships, and support of the renovation of the newly acquired graduate school building.
John and his wife, June, live in Hughson, where they grow almonds, grapes and are devoting their time and resources to the needs of others.