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Remembering Those Lost July 10, 2017 KC-130 Crash Tribute
Thirteen children lost a father in this crash. We have funded twelve scholarships and a new baby (yet to be born) will be funded in 2018.
2018 Year-End Note
As we think about this past year, we are constantly reminded of the incredible generosity of our supporters and the amazing work of our volunteers. Together you allow us to continue our most important work of supporting those families of Marines and Federal Law Enforcement Officers.
In 2018, we held Galas in New York City, Atlantic City and Philadelphia; a dinner in Dallas (attended by more than 200 supporters), Golf Outings in Scottsdale, Atlantic City, central and south Jersey, New Haven, Long Island and Las Vegas and fielded teams in both the Marine Corps and New York City Marathons. The funds raised during these events together with our donor’s contributions help support our mission of “Educating the Children of Those Who Sacrificed All”.
To put that into perspective, this year we will have helped 129 recipients, 75 of whom will have received $30,000 Educational Accounts. We have also helped 13 Federal Law Enforcement families disbursing over $137,000 in Humanitarian Aid. Finally, we have disbursed over $73,000 in Medical Assistance primarily in the form of DocBand Helmets for the young children of our Marines. For 2018, we have given over $2.6 million to the children and families of Marines and Federal Law Enforcement Officers.
Since our founding in 1995, we have helped 4,056 recipients and disbursed over $75.7 million in aid. We couldn’t have achieved this success without your support. During this Holiday Season we would like to extend our most heartfelt gratitude for your efforts and generosity and wish you all a healthy and Happy New Year.
2017 Year in Review
In our 2017 Benefits Distribution Report, we list every recipient of scholarships and aid. You will find below a breakdown of those recipients by branch and type of aid:
Scholarship Account Branch Number of Recipients Total
$30,000 Awards USMC 53 $ 1,590,000.00
FBI 12 360,000.00
DEA 7 210,000.00
DOS 3 90,000.00
US Marshall 2 60,000.00
ATF 1 30,000.00
Total 78 $ 2,340,000.00
$20,000 Awards Las Vegas PO 2 40,000.00
$10,000 Awards USN 3 30,000.00
Former USMC 2 20,000.00
Scholarship Account 85 $ 2,430,000.00
Scholarship Payments* 15 122,866.00
Humanitarian Aid 14 175,399.00
Medical 7 22,542.00
TOTAL 121 $ 2,750,807.00
*Scholarship payments are made directly to the college or university as the recipient at time of their parent’s death was over the age of 18.
There are several occasions throughout the year where friends of MC-LEF have told us about a specific case or situation where, after due diligence and approval, we have decided to render help in the form of scholarships, humanitarian aid or medical assistance. This assistance may take the form of supporting veteran initiatives or providing financial aid for uncovered costs as a result of catastrophic injury or illness suffered by Marines or law enforcement officers.