Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation

By | June 13, 2022

[June 13, 2022]  Shocked that a foot-soldier Army guy would write good things about a U.S. Marine organization?  Don’t despair; I can do it.  The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation provides an educational account for every child who loses a parent serving in the U.S. Marines or any Federal Law Enforcement Agency.1  They’ve been around since 1995 and have awarded over $88 million in assistance – a remarkable feat.

The foundation is registered as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charity.  You can be assured that your money goes to the right people.  Charity Navigator gives the MC-LEF its highest rating.2

The folks involved at the foundation are great.  I was fortunate to meet many in leadership positions, but a recent gala they sponsored gave me a chance to meet folks outside the military.  I’m a big supporter of our law enforcement, and I was honored to meet many in the rank-and-file and leadership within the state of New Jersey.

I enjoyed speaking with Medal of Honor winner U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Robert Patterson.  I’m pictured with him (center) and a good friend, Marco Polo Smigliani (4 Purple Heart Medals, Vietnam).  CSM Patterson (an Army Specialist at the time) earned the Medal of Honor at La Chu, Vietnam, on May 6, 1968.  His MOH citation can be read here (see link), and I highly recommend it.

Many people tell me they have no real goals in their lives that are worthwhile.  There are no noble goals they find appealing.  I didn’t find a single person at the MC-LEF that could say that.

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  1. https://www.mc-lef.org/
  2. Charity Navigator, a company that claims to be America’s premier independent charity navigator, awarded the foundation with a four-star rating. The company rates charities on a one to four-star rating system, with four being the biggest rating.  “The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation has demonstrated exceptional financial health,” Charity Navigator correspondence to the foundation said.  “Your supporters can be assured that the (foundation) is worthy of their trust and commitment.”

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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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19 thoughts on “Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation

  1. Jeff Blackwater

    Nice uniform, Gen. Satterfield. You are very lucky to meet MOH winners. There are so very few and those we have are often out of reach. I’d like one day to speak with one and find out what he was thinking when he did a heroic deed.

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  2. osmodsann

    Yes, you certainly can trust this foundation. My dad, a lifetime Marine has been involved for more than 10 years. He plays in their golf tournaments and goes to every gala event. He’s hooked and now, so am I.

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      1. Silly Man

        Thanks osmodsann for giving us a thumb’s up on this organization too.

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  3. H. M. Longstreet

    A charity that you can trust. So many are out to line the pockets of their board members. Here is one that you can be assured the money is going to the right poeple.

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  4. Purse 5

    Wow, nice. I’d not heard of the Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation before, Gen. S. I’m happy you made me aware. Just a few minutes ago, I sent them a hundred bucks. Just my small contribution to this wonderful group of REAL leaders who are willing to dedicate their time and energy to help others. Thanks for highlighting them.
    https://www.mc-lef.org/how-to-donate
    Donate at this link.

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  5. mainer

    I see you are wearing the new army uniform, Gen. Satterfield. Looks good.

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  6. Doc Blackshear

    In light of the corrupt (and very large) Clinton Foundation charity, it is good to know that there is really a worthy charity out there. “The foundation is registered as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charity. You can be assured that your money goes to the right people. Charity Navigator gives the MC-LEF its highest rating.” Note that this same org that rates charities, rating the Clinton Foundation at the highest level too. They can’t be trusted.

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      1. Greg Heyman

        The Biden and Clinton crime families should get together. They are already two of the largest crime families in America!

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    1. Liz at Home

      Pow, nailed it. So much corruption and so little being done about it. The Clinton’s have been corrupt since they left Arkansas. Actually before, just ask anybody from Arkansas.

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  7. Janna Faulkner

    You looking good Gen. Satterfield in the photo. 👍❤😊

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    1. Unwoke Dude

      Yeah, who is that handsome face and the two other guys standing there? A Medal of Honor winner! Sgt/Maj Patterson. You were very fortunate and I’m sure honored to meet him.

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  8. Bryan Z. Lee

    Yes, Gen. Satterfield, the MC-LEF is a wonderful organization doing great things for folks.

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    1. Mikka Solarno

      My niece was helped when her husband was killed in Iraq. Sad story but the foundation came thru for her. We all are believers in these folks who help. They just didn’t give her some money and depart but stay in contact with her and her kids.

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      1. Tom Bushmaster

        Your niece was fortunate. Glad she got some real help from the MC-LEF!!!

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    2. Dead Pool Guy

      And came about around the time of the Oklahoma City bombing by domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh. 1995, I think.

      Reply

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