Following is a summary of some events, projects, causes, and initiatives that the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) and/or its individual members have administratively, logistically, and financially supported during the year so indicated:
- December 2022– Provided financial support of Marine Corps University Foundation in appreciation and in lieu of an honorarium for travel and participation of LtGen Richard P. Mills, USMC (Retired), President and Chief Executive Officer, as Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker at Kentucky Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast.
- December 2022 – Cooperative acquisition of grants and individual donations from Kentucky Marines and Friends of the Corps, totaling $96,700 for the benefit of the Semper Fi & America’s Fund (SF&AF), all of which was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation, thereby resulting in $193,400 support of injured and wounded Marines and other military personnel nationwide. With these matched donations and grants, the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) has now been responsible, either directly or indirectly, for generating $1,991,280 in support of the SF&AF and its vital mission, since the “Salute to the Legends of the Corps” at Keeneland during 2008.
- December 2022 – Continued funding of a college or university “Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky Scholarship,” to be awarded annually to a worthy son or daughter of a Kentucky Marine, under the auspices of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF), which has been “honoring Marines by educating their children” since its inception in 1962. The Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky is proud to partner with the MCSF for the twelfth consecutive year (2011-2022) in this truly important extension of its motto “Marines Serving Marines.”
- November 2022 – Provided organizational, logistical and financial support of the resumption of the traditional Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast at the Thoroughbred Club of America (Keeneland). Lexington, Kentucky, which had been previously canceled in 2021 due to COVID-19 mitigating restrictions, during which LtGen Richard P. Mills, USMC (Retired), President and Chief Executive Officer, Marine Corps university foundation, served as Guest of Honor.
- November 2022 – Provided direct financial tuition support of six (6) wounded Kentucky Marines, enabling them and their families to participate in a physical and emotional therapeutic Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt in Woodford County, Kentucky, marking the ninth consecutive year that the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky has supported Marine Corps veterans participating in this event.
- November 2022 – Presentation of an outdoor American flag to the Thoroughbred Club of America (Keeneland), Lexington, Kentucky, in gratitude for its gracious and generous hospitality in allowing the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky to enjoy its beautiful facility for the annual Kentucky Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast.
- October 2022 – Provided financial support of “Hail and Farewell Dinner” for Site Support Staff at Former Marine Corps Reserve facility at Fort Knox, when all remaining active-duty personnel were reassigned with the divestiture of Marine Corps armor, resulting in the decommissioning of Echo Company, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division..
- October 2022 – Financial support of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville and Alpha Company, 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Marine Corps Reserve, Lexington, Marine Corps Birthday celebrations.
- October 2022 – Provided financial independent membership support for palliative care of retired Marine Corps officer with close professional and personal ties to a Kentucky Marine, suffering from ALS, by helping family and friends to keep him at home during the final months of his life.
- September 2022 – Participated in a joint charitable effort with the Marine Corps League, Kentuckiana Detachment #729, Louisville, Kentucky to assist a former homeless Marine Corps veteran with the purchase of a refrigerator for a newly acquired home.
- August 2022 – Provided $5,600 financial support of Marine Corps League humanitarian relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky, necessitated by devastating floods leaving hundreds homeless, without food or water.
- May 2022 – Provided financial support for Louisville Armed Forces Committee annual dinner celebration of Armed Forces Day, through the sponsorship of a table for representatives of Greater Louisville area based Marine Corps League, Montford Point Marine Association and Women Marines Association, as well as a “Patriot Award” honoring an active duty Marine serving in the Louisville, Kentucky area.
- April 2022 – Funding support of Officer Selection Teams (Lexington)(Cincinnati), Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville, sponsored Colonel William R. “Rich” Higgins Awards Banquet, associated with officer candidate recruiting efforts focusing on regional colleges and universities, to include all individual awards, primarily through a subsidizing grant, as well as dedicated award sponsorships. .
- February 2022– Presentation of framed “Toys for Tots” art print poster, with engraved plate, to WLKY-TV, Louisville, Kentucky, in recognition of and gratitude for its continuing community partnership in publicizing and supporting regional efforts of the Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” program, facilitated by the Marine Corps League.