Giving to Boston’s victims: How to choose a charity

April 19, 2013

By Barbara Bogaev | Marketplace | marketplace.org | April 19, 2013

Between the bombing in Boston and the deadly explosion in Texas there are hundreds of Americans still in the hospital, many of them facing large hospital and rehab costs. After tragedies like these, home-grown charities usually pop up immediately to help with expenses. Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator, a website which ranks philanthropic organizations based on performance, joins us to talk about donating. Read the rest of this entry »

Bourbon and Bowties

Bourbon and Bowties logo
April 19, 2013

Baltimore, VA – This is the 5thannual event hosted by The Quinntessential Gentleman. Bourbon & Bowties is The Quinntessential Gentleman's annual charity fundraiser, which raises money once a year benefitting a local Baltimore charity and a national charity.

Bourbon and Bowties logo

This year's local charity is Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH). Their mission is to prevent and end homelessness for vulnerable individuals and families by providing quality, integrated health care and promoting access to affordable housing and sustainable incomes through direct service, advocacy, and community engagement. The national charity is the Semper Fi Fund which is honored to be sharing the benefits from this fundraiser with such a worthwhile cause.

Tickets for the event are $75 and it includes food and beverage, live music, silent/live auctions, a raffle and a Rocky Patel Cigar. The event will be catered by Capital Grille and music by the Bumper Jacksons playing Traditional Jazz, Ragtime and Pre-War Country. We ask attendees to wear a bowtie during the day of the event to raise awareness for the charities we will be supporting and a sign of commitment to making Baltimore a little more handsome (beautiful).

Please join us for a wonderful evening on Baltimore's waterfront! Click here for registration.

Where to donate to aid Boston Marathon bombing victims

April 18, 2013

By David Riley | Herald News | heraldnews.com | April 18, 2013

Fundraising to aid the victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing continues to ramp up.
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office has warned people to donate carefully and check out charities to make sure they are legitimate before contributing. Read the rest of this entry »

Ex-Marine to help in Boston; amputee wants to assist people who survived injuries

April 18, 2013

By PAT SCHNEIDER | The Capital Times | madison.com | April 18, 2013

B.J. Ganem of Reedsburg, seen here last September, is heading to Boston to help those who lost limbs in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

The first response to the amputation of a limb in an explosion — from the devices that have injured hundreds of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to the bombs that took limbs from a reported 13 people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday — may be euphoria, B.J. Ganem of Reedsburg says. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Athlete: Joseph Loranger-prior at C&O Canal 100 Mile Ultra marathon

April 18, 2013

Brunswick, MD – If you would like to support his fundraising (in which you can select the Semper Fi Fund as where your full donations can support) please visit his fundraising site!

Community Athlete: Carolyn Obrien – Running for a Cause Team

April 18, 2013

Rave and Digital Run, Houston, TX – Please help her out by donating to the fundraising site!

America’s Fund to Aid Boston Marathon Victims, Offer Immediate Financial Support for Recovery

April 17, 2013

By Alicia Selliti | PRWeb | prweb.com | April 17, 2013

Washington, DC – In the wake of Monday’s tragedy in Boston, the nation mourns the lives we lost, and grieves for the injured and their families. These are the first days in what may be a long road to recovery; and America’s Fund will be there to help. The charity program, administered by the veteran non-profit Semper Fi Fund, will be sending staff, volunteers, and amputees wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan to Boston to provide encouragement, guidance, and immediate financial support to victims and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

3rd Annual SFF Island Ride

SFF Island Ride Logo
April 15, 2013

In 2010 a small group of cyclists decided to cycle 236 miles around the island of Okinawa to honor the 236th birthday of the Marine Corps. They soon decided that there was no better way to honor the Corps than to support a great organization like the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund. Please visit their fundraising page to support their adventure and to donate.
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8th Annual Friends Fighting Cancer Golf Tournament

Friends fighting cancer golf tournament
April 9, 2013

Friends fighting cancer golf tournamentWindham, NH – Friends Fighting Cancer will host their 8th golf tournament and luncheon to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Eighteen holes at the beautiful Windham County Club. Lots of prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams for accomplishments in closet to pin and long drive, just to name a few. For more information about this event please contact Tom Maguire at 781-258-4971

Details:

8th Annual Friends Fighting Cancer Golf Tournament
Windham Country Club
Friday 9/6/13 7am-2:30pm
Contact Tom Maguire by email or at 781-245-8783

9th Annual General James T. Conway Golf Outing

Conway Golf Outing
April 9, 2013

Conway Golf OutingST. Albans, MO – The Missouri Friends of Injured Marines will host their 9th annual charity golf tournament with proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. The tournament will be held at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri, on August 26, 2013.

Special guest of honor for the tournament will be Gen. James T. Conway, the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Download their brochure!

For more information or to register for the tournament, please see the Semper Fi Golf website.

Conway Golf Outing

Support & Inspire 5k Family Fun Run/Walk

Support and Inspire 5K Logo
April 9, 2013

The inaugural Support and Inspire 5K run sponsored by Resurgent Capital Services and the Greenville Track Club to benefit The Semper Fi Fund will take place on Saturday June 29, 2013. The race will be held along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in beautiful downtown Greenville.

Support and Inspire 5K Logo

Details:

Location: Greenville's Cleveland Park

Starting and Finishing Point: First Baptist of Greenville – The Support and Inspire 5K will be an out and back run.

Starting Address: 847 Clevland Street Greenville SC 29601

5k Run Start Time: 9:00 AM

2 Mile Fun Run/ Walk Start Time: 9:30 AM

Registration: $20 before May 1st, $25 after

Visit the website for more information, or download the event flyer.

Questions contact: Jake Armstrong, Resurgent Capital Services by email or at 864-248-8889

MCAA Golf Tournament

April 9, 2013

Cherry Point, NC – MCAA Golf Tournament will take place at the Sounds of Freedom Golf Course, MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina on May 9th, 2013.

– 18-hole golf tournament
– Benefitting the Semper Fi Fund
– Contact 1stLt Shanna Stauffer by email or at 252-466-8266 for more information.

Golf Pro Andrew Magee Tees Off Support for Semper Fi Fund On 2013 PGA Champions Tour

Andrew Magee
April 9, 2013

When he tees off at this year's Champions Tour next week, pro golfer Andrew Magee will be sporting a new look on the links: head-to-toe support for the Semper Fi Fund. By wearing our logo on his gear, Magee makes more than a fashion statement: he raises critical awareness for the Semper Fi Fund, and the vital services we provide. Read the rest of this entry »

Leathernecks Motorcycle Club International 2013 National Meeting and Pancake Breakfast

Leathernecks Logo
April 8, 2013

Alcoa, TN – LMCI National Meeting will be held this year in conjunction with a $5 pancake breakfast at the Applebee's Restaurant in Alcoa, TN. The meeting is closed to the public, but ALL ARE WELCOME to the pancake breakfast and day-long raffle. The goal is to sell 1000 tickets and proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Come and join this great event!

For more information, please contact by email.

Team Semper Fi Takes On Cowboy Challenge

Cowboy Challenge 2013
April 7, 2013

The Semper Fi Fund's Team Semper Fi – "Recovery Through Sport" program – took on the Cowboy Challenge once again on Saturday, April 6th. Read the story, see the pictures, and share in the memories made at this amazing event! Read the rest of this entry »