2014 is just hours away!

Almost 2014
December 31, 2013

2014 is just hours away – but before the midnight fireworks and celebrations, we want to remind you of a few ways you can end 2013 in style:

GIVE THE GIFT OF RECOVERY AND INDEPENDENCE: Your donation speeds the recovery process of a wounded veteran by bringing family to his or her bedside, and means independence in the form of adaptive equipment or vehicles to our recovering service members. Read the rest of this entry »

$2.5 Million x You = An Amazing December to Remember!

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December 27, 2013

As 2013 comes to an end, we are grateful beyond words for the generosity of our supporters—and have some incredibly exciting news to share.

Donors like you have come together in a big way to support the Semper Fi Fund in our mission to serve those who serve us all: You’ve met the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation matching donations challenge and pledged $2 million in this holiday season to support our efforts.

But wait: There’s more! The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has once again increased the maximum amount of the matching donations challenge. First, they doubled the $1 million GoDaddyTBRPF matching campaign to $2 million (Bob Parsons is the founder of GoDaddy)—and now they’ve upped the ante to $2.5 million! Read the rest of this entry »

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December 10, 2013

San Clemente, CA - "Creations-by-Suzi Jewelry Show" is an in-home event to raise money for Semper Fi Fund and bring awareness to the needs of our military families.

100% of funds raised will be donated to Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Another Million Reasons to Love The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation!

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December 9, 2013

Wow. No, really—that’s it in a nutshell: Wow.

Because The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has doubled down on their commitment to the Semper Fi Fund: The $1 million matching campaign announced last month has just become a $2 million matching campaign. (Read the official press release.) Read the rest of this entry »

PLEDGE TO HELP SEMPER FI FUND DOUBLES TO $2MM

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December 9, 2013

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Steps Up with More $ to Match

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 9, 2013) –The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation is raising the stakes in order to help even more injured or critically ill military service personnel by doubling the matching fund limit from $1 million, up to $2 million to the Semper Fi Fund. This means donations through December 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to another million. The initial charity drive in partnership with GoDaddy, has already reached its goal for $1 million in matching funds almost one month ahead of schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Every Bead and Stone Tells a Story

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December 8, 2013

San Clemente, CA - Suzi Burke is a 73-year-old mother of two, grandmother of six and great-grandmother of three. Speaking with her, one is immediately struck by a boundless energy and enthusiasm that most people one-half (or even one-third) her age can’t ever hope to match.

This spirit has enabled her and a veritable platoon of Marine wives to raise $96,000 for the Semper Fi Fund over the past five years by creating Read the rest of this entry »

5th Annual Burn Your Own Steak Night

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December 6, 2013

Camp Lejeune, NC – The Semper Fi Fund will once again be hosting a "Burn Your Own Steak" night and fundraiser at the Marston Pavilion on MCB Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Come join us on May 3, 2014. There will be good food, a silent and special guests and speakers. Read the rest of this entry »

New River Harley-Davidson Annual Screamin’ Eagle® High Performance Chili Challenge

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December 6, 2013

Jacksonville, NCNew River Harley-Davidson Annual Screamin' Eagle® High Performance Chili Challenge
Saturday January 25, 2014 9am-4pm. Read the rest of this entry »

Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling Tournament 2014

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December 1, 2013

Sacramento, CA - The 6th annual Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling Tournament will take place at the Jackson Sports Academy on January 24 – 25, 2014, 8:00am to 8:00pm. Read the rest of this entry »

31 Days and Ways of Giving!

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December 1, 2013

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Celebrate the holidays all month long: Honor your loved ones and share the gift of peace, love and hope with our injured heroes!


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Kentucky Marines Honor Ted Bassett Through $60,000 Challenge Grant To Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

(Photograph courtesy of Sgt Daniel Angel, USMC, Marketing and Public Affairs, Marine Corps recruiting Station Louisville)
December 1, 2013

Lexington, Kentucky - At the conclusion of the annual Kentucky Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast at the Thoroughbred Club of America (Keeneland), Mr. James E. (Ted) Bassett III, Chairman, Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK), was almost rendered speechless, but not quite, as he was presented with a $30,000 check payable to the Semper Fi Fund, representing donations from Kentucky Marines, as a tribute to his longstanding service and leadership within the statewide Marine Corps community and support of the Marine Corps nationally. Read the rest of this entry »

New Hampshire Christmas Tree Sales 2013

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November 27, 2013

Milford, NH – 'Tis the season! Come on out and purchase your Christmas tree knowing that a portion of the proceeds will go to support our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Book Signing – Meet the Author, Meet the Legend – Lunch with General Al Gray

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November 27, 2013

Quantico, VA - The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and the Semepr Fi Fund invite you to a no-host lunch at the Clubs of Quantico with General Al Gray, USMC (Ret), 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps and Scott Laidig, Marine Vietnam Veteran and author. The lunch will take place on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:30pm, with General Gray and Mr. Laidig giving a brief presentation and question and answer session about the book "AL GRAY, MARINE, The Early Years 1950-1967." Read the rest of this entry »

Hundreds of Volunteers, Thousands of Ornaments – One Goal

Dale City, VA - Ready to mail! More than 10,700 ornaments were packaged by volunteers and stand ready to mail!. (Click photo for larger image)Photo courtesy of the Semper Fi Fund
November 26, 2013

Dale City, VA - VFW Post 1503 in Dale City, Virginia, was the place to be on November 24 as hundreds of volunteers came together for the Semper Fi Fund’s fifth annual Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party.

The job at hand was to package and prepare more than 10,700 holiday ornaments for mailing, but the goal was singular: to help brighten the holidays for Marines who have been wounded since the attacks of 9/11 and are Purple Heart recipients. Read the rest of this entry »

After Cyber Monday, join us in the #Giving Tuesday movement!!

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November 26, 2013

Save the Date! December 3rd is #GivingTuesday!

Dear SFF Supporters,
As we approach the holidays, we find ourselves thankful for so much and pondering ways to pay our blessings forward by helping others. Semper Fi Fund is excited to partner with the 2nd Annual #GivingTuesday movement on Dec. 3rd.

This world-wide one day event celebrates a day of Giving as an alternative to shopping on Black Friday. #GivingTuesday founders have said, “We have two days that are good for the economy. Here’s a new day good for the soul.” Read the rest of this entry »