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.


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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.


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