Event Guidelines

From the very small to the very large community fundraising event, the Semper Fi Fund (SFF) is deeply appreciative of all the time and effort spent to hosting these events! By hosting an event you become an important part of the Semper Fi Fund family, as your efforts will raise much needed funding and awareness for our wounded and their families. Events are a fun and inviting way to get everyone involved in supporting our troops!

If you are planning to host an event to benefit our mission, we ask that you first complete the Community Event Proposal Form and the Guideline Form. Events must be reviewed and approved by our Event Committee. This is a quick process and an important safeguard to preserving the integrity of the SFF name and our commitment to fulfill our mission in a cost-efficient and effective manner.

Once the Community Event Forms and Guideline Form have been approved, you will be contacted by an SFF Event Manager. The Event Manager will work with you and your organization as a liaison, and will be available to you to answer any questions you may have about our organization and provide you with any promotional material you might need to help make your event a success!

We hope that you choose to join our family and support our important mission by holding a community fundraising event!

Below are a few guidelines to assist you in your planning:

  • The SFF is a family-focused organization. We therefore encourage events that are appropriate for all ages.
  • We will review your plan and do our best to contact you within approximately 7 days.
  • The Event Organizer is responsible for all details of the event including: covering all of the related costs, recruiting volunteers to help out at the event, and promotional material to publicize the event.
  • All promotional material for a Community Event (including but not limited to advertising, press releases, flyers, posters, promotional items and public service announcements) that includes the SFF name or logo must be approved in advance by a representative of the SFF.
  • SFF is the beneficiary, not the sponsor or partner of Community Events. Any promotional material produced by the organizer of an event that includes the SFF name or logo should use the phrase "to benefit the Semper Fi Fund."
  • Please note that the SFF is not sponsored or funded by the United States Marine Corps or the government and cannot be promoted as such.
  • As a beneficiary of the event, SFF does not accept or assume any responsibility or liability for any circumstance arising from the event.
  • The Event Organizer is responsible for obtaining all necessary permits. Please check with local and state authorities to determine if there are any unique requirements for your event.
  • The Event Organizer retains full responsibility for the design and implementation of the event, including safety precautions. It is recommended that the event organizer obtain appropriate insurance coverage for accidents or other unexpected negative circumstances.
  • The SFF does not advance monies nor does it solicit revenues for events conducted by third parties or Community Events.
  • Event Organizers cannot open a checking account that includes the SFF as the account holder.
  • In order for the SFF to continue to maintain low overhead, revenue and expenses from Community Events may not flow through the Semper Fi Fund. All bills and other costs are the responsibility of the individual, business or organization sponsoring the event.
  • The SFF reserves the right to inspect all event financial records.
  • Please ensure that donation checks are addressed to Semper Fi Fund or SFF and the event name is noted in the memo portion of the check.
  • The SFF can only provide tax receipts for donations to the donor/name and address of the account (checking) on which it is drawn. In the event that cash is collected at an event, the funds should be exchanged for a cashier's check and a list of names, addresses and amount donated must be provided in order for donors to receive tax receipts.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions!