Semper Fi Fund director made honorary Marine

October 5, 2014

Marine Corps Times | By Hope Hodge Seck Staff Writer | Oct. 4, 2014 - 04:40PM | Link to Article
Washington, DC - In one of his final acts as commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Jim Amos pinned Semper Fi Fund founder Karen Guenther with a solid gold eagle, globe and anchor, signaling her admission into the exclusive order of honorary Marines.

The pinning ceremony — a complete surprise to Guenther — took place as the nonprofit marked its 10th anniversary in a Sept. 20 celebration at Marine Barracks Washington. But Amos said the event was a long time in the making. Read the rest of this entry »

6th Annual Run for the Fund

October 2, 2014

Ridgecrest, CA – The 6th Annual Run for the Fund benefitting the Semper Fi Fund is here!

This race continues to grow year after year. Choose your distance: 5K/10K Run/Walk; 1/2 Marathon. Over the past 5 years, Run For The Fund has raised over $35,000 for our wounded, injured and ill service members and their families. We look forward to another great race! Please join them again this year as they continue their much needed support! Read the rest of this entry »

Rico Roman, U.S. Paralympic star, helps open 2014 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte

October 2, 2014

BY SCOTTIE BIBB | SEPT. 28, 2014, 10:30 P.M. (ET) | Link to Article

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Paralympic gold medalist and retired Army Staff Sergeant Rico Roman — alongside fellow Paralympic teammate and retired Marine Corps Corporal Paul Schaus — lit the cauldron to kick off the fifth annual Warrior Games presented by Deloitte at the Olympic Training Center today in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Read the rest of this entry »

A Fund Raising Dinner to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

September 29, 2014

Williston Park, NY – The American Legion Post 144 and the Marine Corps League Detachment 614 is hosting a dinner on October 4th to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Tickets are $40 per person. This event will include an open bar and buffet dinner compliments of Dominic's Deli. Read the rest of this entry »

Run the Big Sur International Marathon for the Semper Fi Fund!

September 29, 2014

Big Sur, CA - The Big Sur International Marathon on April 26th, 2015 is SOLD OUT -but you can still run it for the Semper Fi Fund!! Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Supports Service Members and Families at 2014 Warrior Games!

September 26, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Every year, thousands of injured, ill and wounded service members vie for just 200 coveted slots in the annual Warrior Games, a six-day, Paralympic-style competition for the five branches of the military. Next week, the exceptional athletes who made the cut for the 2014 games will go head to head in seven different sports starting September 28 and running through October 4. Thanks to the Semper Fi Fund, their friends and family will be at the games to cheer them on. Read the rest of this entry »

Vettes for Veterans 2014

September 24, 2014

Carlsbad, CA – North 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle Armed Forces Appreciation Day

September 22, 2014

Bethesda, MD - Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle invites you to join this celebration and community effort by joining their 1st Annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day and Outdoor Street Festival!

Throughout the day there will be music, live bands, bag pipers, Irish dancers and so much more! Read the rest of this entry »

St. Mark’s Soccer for Soldiers

September 22, 2014

Southboro, MA - St. Mark's School Varsity Boys Soccer will wear custom jerseys in their home game against Governor's Academy in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Semper Fi Fund and our wounded, inured, and ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Founder and CEO Karen Guenther: Honorary Marine

September 21, 2014

Washington, DC - It’s difficult to overstate how much of a privilege it is to be named an Honorary Marine.

“I receive requests all the time for people to be named Honorary Marines,” said 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos. “They send stacks of papers and binders making the case for why someone should receive the honor. It’s not a title that’s given with very much frequency.” Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Captures a Decade of Inspiring Service on Film with 10th Anniversary Video

September 20, 2014

Camp Pendleton, CA - 2014 is a very special year for the Semper Fi Fund marking 10 Inspiring Years of Service in support of our wounded, critically-ill and injured service members. Since 2004, the Semper Fi Fund and its program, the America’s Fund has helped more than 12,300 post-9/11 service members and their families with a wide range of assistance totaling more than $96 million. To celebrate this incredible achievement, we’re proud to share ten years of memories captured on film, in a moving new 3-minute video that tells our remarkable story. Read the rest of this entry »

MRC’s Monday Night Football Benefiting the Semper Fi Fund

September 19, 2014

San Diego, CA - MRC Smart Technology Solutions will host TWO Monday night football viewing parties at the Tilted Kilt in downtown San Diego right next to Petco Park. Come on out for fun, cash prizes, silent auction, and raffle opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

MRC’s Monday Night Football Benefiting the Semper Fi Fund

September 19, 2014

San Diego, CA - MRC Smart Technology Solutions will host TWO Monday night football viewing parties at the Tilted Kilt in downtown San Diego right next to Petco Park. Come on out for fun, cash prizes, silent auction, and raffle opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

Riverton Country Club Ladies’ Charity Event to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

September 19, 2014

Cinnaminson, NJ - This year the Riverton Country Club women will hold their annual charity golf outing on October 2nd. The funds raised from this event will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. This event will include a golf tournament, dinner and silent auction. Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Post: Marine wounded alongside Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter featured in new video

September 15, 2014

Washington Post | By Dan Lamothe | Email | Follow Dan on Twitter | September 15, 2014 | Link to Article

When President Obama presented the Medal of Honor this year to Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter, he recalled the way the infantryman attempted to save his friend, Lance Cpl. Nick Eufrazio, from the devastating effects of a grenade blast on a roof in Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »