Dana Point CA– Marine and Navy Corpsmen make extraordinary sacrifices every day to protect our country. The last thing they should worry about is having to tell their child they cannot attend college due to a cost that outpaces the average military family’s income, inflating 121% since 2002.
This is why the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military families, will host the 32nd Annual West Coast Campaign Celebratory Gala Saturday, October 25, at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, where they will raise funds to honor these Marines by educating their children. This year, 211 scholarship recipients are from and/or are attending California schools. To date, the event has raised nearly $1,000,000 due to the contributions from generous Southern California donors.
Here are some of the key event attendees.
- David McCallum, Emcee, best known for his current role as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard on the hit television series NCIS
- Lieutenant General Terry Robling USMC (Ret.), Marine Corps Guest of Honor/Speaker
- Margaret B. Davis, President & CEO, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
- Andrew Coba, Student Speaker and son of Marine Captain, Javier Coba
About the Scholarship Foundation: Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded 33,000 scholarships valued at nearly $90 million to children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen. This year alone, the Foundation awarded $6.6 million in scholarships to 2,200 Marine children.