The Semper Fi Fund could not be prouder to announce that our President, CEO & Founder, Karen Guenther has been named the recipient of the 2013 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Service Award. Given just once a year, the award is a multi-service recognition presented to an individual or organization demonstrating exceptional patriotism and humanitarian concern for members of the Armed Forces or their families. Read the rest of this entry »
Trumbull, CT – For the 4th year, Maureen LaBoa has organized a Craft & Antique Sale to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. She will fill her house with painted furniture, folk-art Christmas ornaments, bookmarks made form books beyond repair, hand-stamped jewelry, and vintage finds. If you love the idea of finding cool and unusual objects, but hate traipsing through garage sales, stop by because Maureen has all of the good finds! Read the rest of this entry »
Willows, CA – For the fifth year in a row, Davidson Racing, the road racing team based out of Sparks, Nevada owned by Bob Davidson and managed by long-time NASA racer and crew chief Ron Carroll, will participate in the longest endurance car race in the world, 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Read the rest of this entry »
Before introducing rock star Dave Grohl at Tuesday night’s Concert for Valor, film legend Meryl Streep told those packed onto the Mall and watching on HBO about something more important.
“Please: Go to theconcertforvalor.com and read about the veterans service organizations like Semper Fi Fund and Give an Hour and Soldier On,” she said. “Find your way to give and honor the valor of those who serve.” Read the rest of this entry »
For Love of Country, a new book co-authored by Starbucks Chairman, President, and CEO Howard Schultz and award-winning Washington Post Senior Correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran, is a celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of post-9/11 American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. The Semper Fi Fund has been named a beneficiary of donated author proceeds from the book, which will be published by Knopf on November 4th. Read the rest of this entry »
Dale City, VA November 16, 2014 – For the sixth consecutive year, the Semper Fi Fund will deliver holiday cheer to post-9/11 injured Marines who received the Purple Heart. This past weekend, a team of incredible volunteers packed up 9000 holiday ornaments at their annual Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party at the VFW Post 1503 in Dale City, VA, and prepared them for shipment to wounded Marines across the country. Read the rest of this entry »
Oceanside, CA - Join the fun and run the Oceanside CA Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 27th - all while supporting the Semper Fi Fund!! When registering, be sure to choose the Semper Fi Fund from the school/charity list. $5 of your entry will go directly to Semper Fi Fund! Read the rest of this entry »
Carlsbad, CA - To continue the wonderful tradition of the “Festival of Trees,” we would like to invite you to join us in our efforts to support the local military families of North County. 100% of the “net” proceeds will be forwarded to The Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
ThermoWorks is once again supporting the Semper Fi Fund with their latest version of their Thermapen. This year, $9.00 from the sale of each limited edition, Tiger Stripe Camouflage Thermapen with US Flag, will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund to benefit our wounded and critically injured service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »
San Diego, CA - Get fit while making a difference!! We're making it super easy and super fun to make an impact to the Semper Fi Fund. Every Monday and Thursday during business hours, this November, for every customer that comes in to Studio Barre Mission Hills wearing a patriotic or camouflage piece of clothing, Studio Barre will donate $5 to the Semper Fi Fund. For more information, please visit www.studiobarre.com/missionhills/ Read the rest of this entry »
Veterans Day is always a big day here at the Semper Fi Fund, but never more so than in 2014, our 10th anniversary year, celebrating ten years of service to our wounded, critically ill and injured veterans.
Throughout our nation’s history, military veterans have enriched our communities with their commitment to serving all of us. Here at the Semper Fi Fund, we are honored and privileged to serve those who preserve our freedom, to know them and to be entrusted with their care.
So on this Veterans Day, all of us at the Semper Fi Fund want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU! Read the rest of this entry »
Interlachen, FL - Interact’s Semper Fi & America’s “FUN”D Run is a 5K run through the community of Interlachen, Florida, on the day of their Christmas Celebration. This event is a community project sponsored by the Interlachen High School Interact Club. The funds raised will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund and America's Fund to help provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Springfield, IL – The JL Memorial 8K Challenge Run will honor the life of John Lazell who served in the USMC as a Corporal in Vietnam. He was an avid runner, finishing 49 races throughout the United States with the Marine Corps Marathon being his favorite. Additionally, he was the Commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 159. This event will honor all service members. Read the rest of this entry »