At a recent gathering of friends the topic of military charities arose. We’ve been concerned with some disturbing facts recently released about extraordinarily high overhead, administrative costs and irregularities among such entities. We want to support our troops and our veterans but we also want to know that as much of our donations as possible go to helping our troops. Our friends & neighbors, April & Nick Popaditch offered to vett some military charities and true to their word, they did. Below is the Gunny’s list and the Gunny’s Wife’s list of their favorite military charities. Our trusted Military Charities.
Semper Fi Fund “Serving Those Who Preserve Our Freedom” Karen Guenther, President, Chief Executive Officer, and founder Karen Guenther, registered nurse with more than two decades of experience and the spouse of an active duty United States Marine Corps Colonel, is the inspiration behind the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund: a nonprofit organization supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation “Celebrating 50 Years of Honoring Marines By Educating Their Children” Margaret B. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer Margaret was appointed President and CEO of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation in March 2009. Margaret is a granddaughter of a WWI Marine Corporal. Married to retired Marine Major General Andrew “Drew” Davis, and also has a daughter in the Marine Corps, 2nd LT Katharine Davis.
Thank you in advance for giving what you can to help our troops. As you well know, it is the private sector’s generosity that makes a world of difference in the lives of our troops. It’s Christmas as I write this but this post will be disseminated often. Please, whenever you see this post, dig deep in the spirit of Christmas. Your donation can make a world of difference in the life of a service member. Thank you and, Semper Fi from the four of us in San Diego. April, Nick, Teri & James