The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation (MC-LEF)

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In the September issue we focused on the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation (MC-LEF), whose motto is “On behalf of the children we serve.” MC-LEF is an IRS 501(c) 3 organization that delivers financial assistance for education to children of fallen U.S. Marines and federal law enforcement personnel.

According to the website,, the charity subsists of only one part-time employee and a network of donors and volunteers who “believe that the brave men and women who protect our country and our communities deserve to have their families protected as well.” Founded in 1995 by former Marines and law enforcement personnel, the charity has awarded more than $63 million in scholarships to more than 3,500 eligible children to date. MC-LEF is currently using its donations to provide a $30,000 higher education scholarship account for every child who has lost a parent serving in the U.S. Marine Corps or as federal law enforcement personnel.

MC-LEF is expanding to provide financial support and medical equipment to severely wounded Marines and also provide financial and medical support for physically or mentally disabled children of active duty Marines.

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