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We still had many more applications than available funding in November. Please make a difference in a new Marine's life and donate whatever you can manage to help get their families to the graduations. If everyone leaves it up to someone else, Marines will get left behind and that is just not fair to them. After all, they take care of us. Let's take care of them. Can you help get the word out? We are volunteers making a difference. Thank you for whatever you can do.

A Message From the President: The Marine Bootcamp Graduation is PRICELESS for a parent to be at! Our mission is to help that become possible through generous donations (Tax Deductible) from you. Your donations go to those parents needing help. Won't you help today? We have many more applications for assistance than moneys to help. Thank you for helping and passing along our mission and website. Semper Fi. John Weant, Marine Veteran, MCRD Plt 336

OOH-RAH GOLF COMPANY FAMILIES!
You have collectively donated over $1,800 for the October 4 graduation! Thank you one and all. Special thanks to Rajenta for coordinating it. We so much appreciate everyone's help!

OOH-RAH ECHO COMPANY FAMILIES!
Platoons 2009-2115 families have just donated $1,029.36 to make sure there is no Marine alone on graduation day. You are all angels! Thank you!

OOH-RAH FOX COMPANY FAMILIES!
Platoons 2129-2135 families have donated $1,174.56 to our cause. It is truly an honor to be a part of The Marine Corps Family. Thank you.

OOH-RAH HOTEL COMPANY FAMILIES!
The Families of the San Diego 2nd Battalion Hotel Company Platoons 2161-2167 for raising $1,800 for our cause!

OOH-RAH FOX COMPANY FAMILIES!
The Families of the San Diego 2nd Battalion Fox Company Platoons 2129-2135, graduating class 7-12-13 for raising $1,174.56 Because No New Marine Should Stand Alone!

 


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Robert and Son Alex
Proud Mom Angela and son Michael.
"I wanted to extend my gratitude to you and the Marine Graduation Foundation for assisting me in the travel expenses to see my son graduate. This was a wonderful experience that no parent should miss. It meant so much to my son as well as we are a very small family."
Bobby and Son - San Diego - 10-7-2011
He entered as his son and left as his "brother".
Father and Son - USMC
Bobby and Son - San Diego - 10-7-2011
Lorrie and Daughter 2-27-14
San Diego Formation
Laura and Son 2013

 

VERY SPECIAL THANKS

To the Smith S.H.A.R.E. Foundation, Inc. for your very generous donation of $5,000!

It is so appreciated by us and especially by so many new Marines who, by your benevolence, will not stand alone on graduation day. Thank you!

 

OOH-RAH AND SEMPER FI TO THE BRAVO NATION 13-11-08 FUNDRAZER!

These families raised $3,395.21!

What an outstanding effort to make sure No New Marine Stands Alone! Thank you so much Bravo Company Families. It is such an honor to be part of this amazing family - The Marine Corps Family. It's like no other. Semper Fi.

 

We currently have 18 families to help for graduations through December 12.
$7,200 is needed to help these families.


THANK YOU LONG-TIME SUPPORTER!
Ooh-Rah and Semper Fi to the Cpl. Brandon Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund for their latest donation of $1,000!

Thank you for always thinking of us. Hopefully Brandon can see all the good you've done in his name. Thank you.

THANK YOU LONG-TIME SUPPORTER!
Ooh-Rah and Semper Fi to JoAnn Ross!

Did you know JoAnn makes a generous monthly donation through the subscription option?

Well, she does! Thank you, JoAnn. Your support means the world to us.

GENEROUS DONATION ALERT!
Ooh-Rah and Semper Fi to Dave and Mary Hommes!

Dave and Mary have donated $500!

Dave and Mary designed a shirt for a "Red Friday" and sent the profits to us!

Thank you so much!

ANN LOUDERMILK NEVER FORGETS!
Ooh-Rah and Semper Fi to you, Ann!

Ann has donated $1,000!

Ann has been a long-time supporter of our organization. She is a hero's hero.

Thank you so much, Ann!

OOHRAH AND SEMPER FI!

Thank you to the Friends and Families of 2nd battalion, Golf Co, platoons 2141 - 2147!

Thanks so much for all your help! You were able to assist 8 families with your total donation of $2,570!

OOHRAH AND SEMPER FI!

Thank you to the Friends and Families of 2nd battalion, Echo Co, platoons 2101 - 2107!

Our largest donation to date, $8074.17, is due to the collective efforts of the friends and families of the graduating Marines in Echo Co. Thank you so, so much.

ANN LOUDERMILK NEVER FORGETS!
Ooh-Rah and Semper Fi to you, Ann!

Ann has donated $2,000!

Ann has been a long-time supporter of our organization. She is a hero's hero.

Thank you so much, Ann!

OOHRAH AND SEMPER FI!

$1,395 from the Families and Friends of the Fox Company, 2nd Battalion who graduated from MCRD San Diego on June 13, 2014!

Thank you Fox Company Families!

OOHRAH AND SEMPER FI!

$1,314 from the Families and Friends of the Lima Company, 3rd Battalion who graduated from MCRD San Diego on June 20, 2014!

Thank you Lima Company Families!

OOHRAH AND SEMPER FI!

$1,483 from the Families and Friends of the March 7 Echo Company MCRD San Diego!

Rebecca Wendelboe writes, "...the Marine graduation ceremony is without a doubt an experience that any family should attend. Even more importantly, that EVERY Marine should have "someone" there to witness the huge, amazing accomplishment and Title that they have earned!!!"

Thank you Echo Company Families!

OOHRAH AND SEMPER FI!

Fox Co Families and Friends graduating 10-25-13 donated $2,329!

Thank you so much!

THANK YOU TO LIMA COMPANY FAMILY & FRIENDS!
OOHRAH AND SEMPER FI!

Lima Co Families and Friends graduating 7-19-13 donated $1,000!

Thank you so much!

THANK YOU TO THE PARENTS OF 0341!
OOHRAH AND SEMPER FI!

Parents of 0341 donated $1,235!

The parents of 0341 have been long-time supporters of our organization and we are so fortunate to have their support.

Thank you so much!

ANN LOUDERMILK NEVER FORGETS!
Ooh-Rah and Semper Fi to you, Ann!

Ann has donated $1,000!

Ann has been a long-time supporter of our organization. Just when you think Christmas can't possibly get any better this year...it does.

Thank you so much, Ann!


OOH-RAH AND SEMPER FI TO OUR NEWEST HEROES' HERO - BOB GRESHAM

Bob has donated $5,000!

Bob is going to give so many new Marines happy memories of their Graduation Day. One might think Marines don't think too much about it but they do. They remember everything about that day, bad or good, so thank you, Bob, for allowing new Marines to remember what a great day it was when their families were there for their graduation.


OOH-RAH AND SEMPER FI TO THE FAMILIES OF THE 12/6/13 GRADUATING MARINES - MCRD San Diego - 2nd Battalion, Hotel Company - Platoons 2161, 2162, 2163, 2165, 2166, and 2167

These families raised $1,814.70!

Thank you so much!
It’s so difficult to express appreciation through text but please know it is heartfelt and very much appreciated!


 

land of the free because of the brave

The family of fallen Lance Cpl Steven Szymanski would like to ask that you donate to the No Marine Stands Alone program in Steven's memory.

Steven passed away on October 22, 2014 at the age of 24. He graduated from MCRD San Diego in December 2013 as part of Hotel Company, Platoon 2167 and was fortunate enough to have family attend his graduation.

To honor Steven and to help every Marine have a loved one present for graduation please make a donation today.

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Donations: 7 received


ken r, Cincinnati:

$240.00

Andrea M, Boonton:

$100.00

Catherine S, Midland:

$100.00

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$50.00

Elizabeth H M, Georgetown:

$50.00

Gretchen M, RUSHVILLE:

$25.00

Donald N, Lapeer:

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$575.00

Paypal Fees:

-$18.78

Donations Net:

$556.22


Current Goal: $0




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ASSISTED 1,074 FAMILIES IN 48 STATES TO GRADUATION!

My Marine did not stand alone

Don't Let Them Stand Alone


Can't make it to a San Diego Family Day?

If you can't make it to Family Day and your Marine will stand alone, let us know asap and we'll arrange to have a local hero there to greet them for their on-base liberty on Family Day.

Thanks to Vincent Leone, a long time supporter of this foundation, who has arranged for members of law enforcement, as well as retired Marines, to stand in proxy for a family who is unable to attend. If you would like someone to be there for your Marine as they are dismissed for on-base liberty on Family Day, please click the link below to make your request.

Officers and Directors:

John Weant, CEO, Marine Veteran, Marine Corps League Life Member and father of two Marines; view bio
Gretchen Miller,
Marine Mom, CFO and webmaster
Heather Miller, Manager, Air Force Veteran
LtCol Scott Payne,
Director, Marine
Max Beerup,
Director, FMF Corpsman Veteran
Steve Nelson,
Director and Marine Dad
Stephen Escobedo,
Director, Marine Veteran/Marine Dad
Holli Park,
Volunteer and Marine Veteran.

About the Marine Graduation Foundation

The men and women who choose to serve our country as a United States Marine endure more in one day of boot camp than most of us will ever experience in a lifetime and they do this every day for 13 weeks so that you and I can sleep at night knowing they are there to protect us.

None of these men and women should ever have to be alone on the day they can proudly say, "I am a United States Marine". Sadly though, there are many Marines without their families when this day finally comes. Not every family can afford the trip to Parris Island, SC, or San Diego, CA, to share this day with their new Marine, and that is just not acceptable.

The Marine Graduation Foundation became a recognized non-profit organization in May 2005 with the help of people like yourself who chose to make a difference. We are now seeking funds to ensure that NO NEW MARINE is standing alone without the support of his or her family on Family Day and Graduation. No donation is too small and with your help, we can make Family Day, as well as the Graduation, a proud, memorable day for a man or woman who has chosen to serve our country as a United States Marine. Thank you in advance for your kindness.

If you would like to mail a donation, please make checks or money orders payable to Marine Graduation Foundation and send it to:

Marine Graduation Foundation
C/O Gretchen Miller
12921 SW 81st Rd
Rushville, MO 64484

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Your contribution is tax deductible.

 

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OOH-RAH AND SEMPER FI TO THE MCRD SD INDIA COMPANY FAMILIES - 11/22/2013 GRADUATION

These families raised...drum roll, please...

$6,635.00!

That is definitely a record fundraiser for any single graduation. Thank you so much for all your efforts and most of all...thanks for caring!

Myra and Anthony June 2014



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Marine Graduation Foundation
12921 SW 81st Rd
Rushville. MO 64484