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2023

2023 Beneficiaries

 

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 2023 – Cooperative acquisition of grants and individual donations from Kentucky Marines and Friends of the Corps, totaling $90,300 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 $1180,600 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 $2,173,380 in support of the SF&AF and its vital mission, since the “Salute to the Legends of the Corps” at Keeneland during 2008.
  • December 2023 – 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 thirteenth consecutive year (2011-2023) in this truly important extension of its motto “Marines Serving Marines.”
  • November 2023 – Provided organizational, logistical, and financial support of the traditional Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast at the Thoroughbred Club of America (Keeneland), Lexington, Kentucky, during which Col Richard H. Robinson III, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, 4th Marine Corps District, served as Guest of Honor.
  • November 2023 – Provided financial support of Marine Corps League, Presley N. O’Bannon Detachment #1342, Frankfort, Kentucky, with a humanitarian restoration and winterization of home owned by unemployed disabled military veterans in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • November 2023 – Presentation of a quality 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.
  • November 2023 – Provided financial support of Marine Corps League, Kentuckiana Detachment #729, humanitarian benevolent rent assistance to temporally disabled Marine Corps veteran, to avoid court-ordered eviction.
  • October 2023 – Financial support of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville and Alpha Company, 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Marine Corps Reserve, Lexington, Marine Corps Birthday celebrations.
  • May 2023 – Provided financial support of Fern Creek High School (Louisville, Kentucky) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Corps (MCJROTC) transportation of rifle team to Camp Perry, Ohio and Anniston, Alabama, for participation in Civilian Marksmanship Program training camps, during Summer 2023.
  • May 2023 – Coordinated and funded restoration and updating of damaged Terhune Memorial Award plaque, displayed in office of Officer Selection Team Cincinnati at Covington, Kentucky.
  • May 2023 – Provided financial support of Marine Corps League, Kentuckiana Detachment #729, Louisville, Kentucky, through a charitable partnership involving burial assistance for a Marine Corps veteran, whose family was struggling with expenses incurred with his passing.
  • May 2023 – 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.
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