Who We Serve

MC-LEF provides financial support toward the future education of:

  • Each and every child eighteen years or younger of a United States Marine who died while on active duty will receive financial support for their future education.
  • Each and every child eighteen years or younger of a United States Federal Law Enforcement Officer (FLEO), who died while on active duty, will receive financial support for their future education.
  • MC-LEF may also grant financial support to catastrophically wounded Marines in the form of medical equipment and/or humanitarian aid, as well as financial support for mentally or physically disabled children of active duty United States Marines in the case of medical needs not being met by government insurance.
  • Pending special requests, budget allowance and Board approval, we may also offer one-time humanitarian aid to the Marine Corps and Federal Law Enforcement families.

How We Help

Cole Richardson

Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation Provides Financial Assistance to Cole Richardson

Staff Sergeant Gerald Leigh and Gunnery Sergeant Vicente Segura presented $30,000 in bonds to 8-year-old Cole Richardson, son of Marine Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ricky Richardson Jr., who was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Richardson was a decorated Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer with multiple deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries in support of the Global War on Terror.

Abigail and Chase Spicer

$60,000 Presented to Abigail and Chase Spicer

Bob Wagner, head of Military Personnel Services Branch, HQMC presented Mrs. Katrina A. Spicer, wife of GySgt. David Shane Spicer USMC, scholarship bonds valued at $60,000.00 for her young children, 15-month old, Abigail and newborn, Chance. GySgt Spicer was killed in action while conducting combat operations near Dehli, Afghanistan.

Cpl. Dustin L. Turpen

The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation presented $30,000 in US Treasury Bonds to the family of Cpl. Dustin L. Turpen, USMC who served three tours of duty in Iraq. He is survived by his wife, Keelee and six month old son, Alex S. Turpen. The scholarship has been funded through the compassion and caring of Mr. Rush Limbaugh and designated as the Rush and Mildred Limbaugh Memorial Scholarship.

Officer Maribel Arteaga

The Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation presented college bonds to the sons of slain U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Maribel Arteaga. Family members, CBP officers, and Border Patrol agents attended the presentation. Officer Arteaga had been assigned to the Tecate port of entry since she began duty with theCBP. Her sons, Isaak, six, and Andy, eight, each received a college bond worth $30,000 upon maturity.

Cahir Twins

Foundation Director Pat Haynes and LtGen. D’Wayne Gray USMC (ret) and Col. Lou Piantadosi USMC (ret) presented Mrs. Rene Cahir Browne with scholarship bonds for 5 month old twin girls Caroline and Elizabeth Cahir. After the 11 Sept 2001 terrorist attack Sgt. William J.Cahir at 34 years of age joined the Marine Corps Reserves. He served two tours in Iraq and on 13 August 2009 he died of a gunshot wound suffered while on foot patrol in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

How Can I Help?

Any amount makes a difference! We depend on your help to continue our work. Please help us support the families of America’s Marines and Federal Law Enforcement Officers.

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