The Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation (MC-LEF) is created. Former Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Office, FBI, James K. Kallstrom is named Chairman of the Board of MC-LEF. Pete Haas becomes the first President of the Foundation.
Oklahoma City Bombing
Oklahoma City Bombing – results in MC-LEF’s first distribution of 32 scholarships awarded totaling $260,300.00.
After just one year of fundraising, MC-LEF raises more than $400,000 and distributes 47 scholarships.
USS Cole Bombing
USS Cole Bombing- MC-LEF awarded in excess of $100,000.00 in scholarship support for the eligible children left behind from the attack.
9/11 Terrorist Attacks & Invasion of Afghanistan
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, fundraising more than doubled, totaling $1.6 million, a million dollar increase over the previous year.
Invasion of Iraq
U.S. begins invasion of Iraq; MC-LEF raises and distributes over $11 million worth of scholarships to 402 recipients.
MC-LEF exceeds over $25 million in scholarships awarded throughout our history.
MC-LEF exceeds over $50 million in scholarships throughout our history.
Ed Boran is selected and becomes the second President of MC-LEF to replace retiring leader Pete Haas. Ed has been involved with MC-LEF since the FBI-USMC inception and has dedicated years of service to our cause and success.
MC-LEF exceeds over $67 million in scholarships and humanitarian aid.
MC-LEF exceeds over $70 million in scholarships and humanitarian aid.