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The Marine Corps -

Law Enforcement Foundation

Atlantic City

25th Anniversary Gala & Golf Tournament

June 8 - 10, 2019

Shannon Slutman, wife of fallen Marine, SSGT Christopher Slutman, USMC FDNY (pictured below) was presented with three $35,000 scholarships for their three young children at the 25th anniversary gala. This is what the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation is all about. Thank you to all our supporters and donors who made this bond presentation possible.

Pictured with Shannon, General Alfred M. Gray, 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps; Lt. General Steven R. Rudder, Deputy Commandant for Aviation and Michael A. Fedorko, Vice President of the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation and Co-Chair of the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation Atlantic City.

Our Fallen Heroes

8 April 2019

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1. Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks was identified as one of the three U.S. Marines who were killed in an IED blast in Afghanistan on Monday, 8 April 2019. Cpl. Hendriks, 25, served in the 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, and was from Locust Valley, N.Y.

2. Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, 43, served in the 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, and was a 15-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department.

3. Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, served in the 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, and was from York, Pa.


Gala & Golf Tournament Photos

Photos for the gala and golf tournament will be available shortly on our website. Please check back!

In the meantime, gala photos taken by Gregg Kohl at AC Photo can be found by clicking the button below. Choose “View Your Pictures” - Choose “Special Events” and click on the “United States Marine Corps Emblem.” Password: USMC.


Our Mission

In light of increasing higher education costs and due to the generosity of our donors, it was recently decided to increase our award to $35,000.00 for each child who loses a parent while serving in the United States Marine Corps or Federal Law Enforcement. This change is effective immediately and applies to all awards granted after January 1, 2019.

As of January 1, 2019, MC-LEF has awarded over $76 million in scholarships and other humanitarian assistance, and has supported 4,100 recipients.  

Although MC-LEF is immensely proud of our work to date, there is still much to be done to support the families of America’s Marines and Federal Law Enforcement Officers. Please consider clicking on our “Donate” button to help support our mission and cause. On behalf of the children we serve… Thank you.