Gloria and Alex’s Wedding!

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October 29, 2013

Omaha, Nebraska - Bride and groom, Gloria Chiu and Alex Luedtke, are requesting that in lieu of gifts for their wedding, a donation be made to the Semper Fi Fund to support our service members and their families. They would like to express their thanks to their family and friends for celebrating their wedding on April 12, 2014! Read the rest of this entry »

MCM Community Athlete: $61,000—and the Two-Foot Onions are Just Getting Started!

October 25, 2013

Washington, DC - This year marks the fifth time that former Marine Mike Tomlinson will be running the Marine Corps Marathon. Once again he’ll be leading his team, the Two-Foot Onions—which has been among the top fundraisers each year they’ve competed.

Why the “Two-Foot Onions”? As Mike explains, it has nothing at all to do with gardening. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Semper Fi Fund TD Five Boro Bike Tour

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October 24, 2013

New York, NY - Each year on the first Sunday in May, tens of thousands of riders begin their 40-mile cycling tour of New York City in Lower Manhattan. The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the world’s biggest recreational bike ride. Co-produced by Bike New York and the New York City Department of Transportation, this unforgettable event offers 32,000 cyclists the opportunity to bike through all five boroughs–Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island–on streets totally free of traffic Read the rest of this entry »

Studio Barre – Tuck for a Cause

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October 24, 2013

Carlsbad, CA - Studio Barre {strength. defined.} offers a specialized barre class that focuses on building core strength, improving posture and creating a dancer-like body. Studio Barre will offer classes for DONATION ONLY on every Saturday at 4:15pm in November. All donations will benefit the Semper Fi Fund to assist our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Vettes for Veterans 2013

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October 24, 2013

Carlsbad, CANorth Coast Vettes was founded in 1978 by a group of Corvette enthusiast who shared a common interest, wanted to have fun and wanted to participate in community functions. Since that time, the Club has grown to involve activities with clubs and organizations of various types, and giving back to the communities in which they live. North Coast Vettes will host this great car show with 125 registered Corvettes in various makes, colors, and years. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Semper Fi Fund and Cal-Diego Paralyzed Vets of San Diego. Read the rest of this entry »

Lawrence County Builders Association 10th Annual Sporting Clays Shoot & BBQ

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October 23, 2013

New Castle, PA – The Lawrence County Builders Association will be holding their 10th Annual Sporting Clays Shoot and BBQ on Friday, October 25th.

Join the Burkett family as they raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi. Major Eric Burkett is a member of Team Semper Fi and his father, Rick, is giving the Semper Fi Fund a most sincere compliment by helping raise funds for other Service Members who need Semper Fi Fund’s help. Special thanks to the Burkett family, especially Eric for his service to our country!

The cost is $50.00 per person and $10.00 per person for the dinner only and all proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Jana Gigliotti – Cutting Horse Competitions

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October 23, 2013

Arlington, TX - Cutting is an equestrian event in the western riding style where a horse and rider are judged on their ability to separate a single animal away from a cattle herd and keep it away for a short period of time. Jana Gigliotti is a young Texan who, along with her horse, Jodie, competes in Cutting Competitions as a fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund. Jana takes pledges based on the points she scores in each each event and turns them into donations for our nation's wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

The 38th Officer Candidate Class Supports the Semper Fi Fund

October 19, 2013

San Diego, CA - The 38th Officer Candidate Class reunited in San Diego, CA this year and reached out to the Semper Fi Fund again to be their honored guest. This class gathered as many of their Marines as they could about 13 years ago and formed their first big reunion back in 2003 at Quantico. Since then, all of the men and their wives have been reuniting every couple of years to go down memory lane. Read the rest of this entry »

2013 Marine Corps Marathon Health and Fitness Expo

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October 18, 2013

Washington, DC -- The Semper Fi Fund will be hosting a booth (Booth #410 - near official MCM store) at the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon Health and Fitness Expo!

Please stop by our booth and say hello to SFF staff and volunteers....and pick up some great promotional material! Read the rest of this entry »

Observer-Dispatch – ‘Team Eli’ running for Semper Fi Fund

October 17, 2013

By - STAFF REPORT, Observer-Dispatch, Link to article
Posted Oct 16, 2013 @ 01:12 AM
REGION - The third annual Empire State Marathon/Half Marathon will take place Sunday, Oct. 20, in Syracuse and members of “Team Eli” of Camden, will be participating as community athletes for the Semper Fi Fund.

Named in memory of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Elisha Parker, a 2002 Camden High School graduate who was killed in action in Iraq on May 4, 2006, Team Eli will run to support our nation’s wounded service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church Alternative Gift Market 2013

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October 17, 2013

San Luis Obispo, CA – The San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church will hold their Alternative Gift Market on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 8:30am to 2:00pm in the Methodist Activity Center and kitchen. Alternative giving is a form of gift giving in which the giver makes a donation to a charitable organization on the gift recipient's behalf, rather than giving them an item. This year shoppers can select gift donations for Semper Fi Fund and America's Fund, Read the rest of this entry »

Drive for Veterans cross-country drive to support our Veterans!

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October 16, 2013

San Diego, CA to The Villages, FL - Supporting America’s Heroes, One Mile at a Time, The Drive for Veterans is a cross-country fundraising trip to provide support and awareness for wounded American veterans. Columbia ParCar, the proud organizing sponsor of the Drive for Veterans, is using a convoy of zero-emission, low-speed electric vehicles to drive from California to Florida over approximately 45 days. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Charity Golf Tournament 2013

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October 11, 2013

Coto de Caza, CA – Are you a golf lover? We invite you to join us for a great game of golf while supporting the nation's bravest men and women. The Semper Fi/America's Fund Charity Golf Tournament raises both funds and awareness for the needs of military personnel serving in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and provides immediate financial support to injured and critically ill service members throughout Southern California. Read the rest of this entry »

Phoenix Business Journal – Parsons Foundation donates $1 million to Semper Fi Fund

October 10, 2013
Tim Gallen Reporter - Phoenix Business Journal Email | LinkedIn | Twitter | Google+
Oct 10, 2013, 3:52pm MST
Bob Parsons

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation donated $1 million to the Washington-based Semper Fi Fund.

The fund provides financial support for injured and critically ill military service members. This latest gift brings the Parsons Foundation’s total donation to the military support charity to $2.8 million over the past two years.

Bob Parson, founder of Scottsdale-based GoDaddy, is a Marine Corps veteran. The Semper Fi gift marks the second $1 million donation in recent weeks. The Parsons gifted a million bucks to the University of Baltimore to establish the Bob Parsons Veteran Center.

“We are so grateful for the incredible support we’ve received from Bob and Renee Parsons, whose generosity is only matched by the size of their hearts,” said Karen Guenther, CEO of Semper Fi Fund. “Their donation will touch the lives of countless service members and their families, and on their behalf, we thank Bob and Renee from the bottom of our hearts.”

The Parsons Foundation also gifted $75,000 each to Boys & Girls Clubs of Scottsdale and Free Arts of Arizona.

In addition to doling out charitable donations, the GoDaddy founder has been shelling out some hefty amounts for real estate properties around the Phoenix area. Parsons paid $38 million for the Centerpoint development on Mill Avenue in Tempe late last month. Parsons also bought the ultra-exclusive Golf Club of Scottsdale.
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Bellissimoto’s Ducati Raffle to Support the Semper Fi Fund

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October 10, 2013

Greenville, SC and Orlando, FL - Bellissimoto of Greenville, SC, supplier of "the finest, hard to find parts for your Beautiful Italian Motorcycles" will be raffling off a custom Ducati Monster S4RS at the 2013 American International Motorcycle Expo, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The Expo will take place 10:00am to 5:00pm daily, October 16th - 20th and the Ducati will be raffled off at 4:00pm on the 20th at the Bellissimo booth (#241). Read the rest of this entry »