Thanks to our generous donors, MC-LEF currently provides a $30,000 scholarship account for every child who loses a parent serving in the United States Marine Corps or any Federal Law Enforcement Agency. Since our founding in 1995, MC-LEF has awarded over $73 million in scholarships and other humanitarian assistance to over 4000 recipients. We have only one paid employee and therefore the vast majority of our efforts are performed by a dedicated group of volunteers who run our various events. Additionally, all officers and board members are also volunteers and together, we are extremely efficient in running our organization so that donor funds are predominantly used to accomplish our mission of Educating the Children of Those Who Sacrificed All.
The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal contact or other information with any other organization nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.
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.
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