A Mission that Matters
MCU Foundation supports, enriches, and further enhances
Marine Corps University programs.
The Foundation is the only organization dedicated to raising, managing, and disbursing private funds that provide a margin of excellence at MCU.
Advocating Marine Education
For over 40 years, the Marine Corps University Foundation has harnessed the power of the private sector in support of the Marine Corps’ most pressing educational needs.
Total dollars invested in MCU from the Foundation since 2010
While specific priorities change from year to year, we are consistent in our strategic support in Institutional Advancement, Leadership Development, and Special Projects and Enhancements at MCU.
Number of academic chairs funded by MCUF annually
Our commitment to investing in Leadership Development focuses on partnering with senior leadership to identify the changing trends in warfare and investing in world class faculty to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to lead the next generation of Marines.
The community we serve at MCU
The community we serve is vast and includes both Officer PME and Enlisted PME in resident, blended, and distance learning formats, as well as civilian, military, and CDET faculty at the Marine Corps University.
Number of awards we support at MCU
We recognize that our military’s greatest assets lie in the human personnel who are making the decisions affecting global peace and security. For that reason, we are proud to sponsor awards and recognition for the brightest minds at the Marine Corps University.
MCU Foundation funds the Marine Corps University (MCU) Alumni Association, the official Alma Mater. Helping to expand and leverage your professional network to get you introduced to people you should know.
Providing support to Marine Corps University not available by public funds. Projects include faculty research, curriculum development, and endowing academic chairs, and other collaborative efforts to facilitate relationships between the local community, academia, military and industry.
Our commitment to investing in Leadership Development focused on identifying the changing trends in warfare and equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to lead the next generation of Marines.
The Foundation’s sole mission is to bridge the budget gap in order for the University to not only meet current challenges but reach above and beyond. The goal is to build a robust fund to achieve the margin of excellence our Marines and students deserve.
In Memory of Dr. Williamson “Wick” Murray (1941-2023)
August 9, 2023
Marine Corps University Foundation elects General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret) as Chairman of the Board
July 17, 2023
In Memory of Lieutenant Colonel Bayard “Vic” Taylor (1939-2023)
July 6, 2023
Support Our Nation’s Greatest Asset
Every donation, no matter the size, has a significant impact on our nation’s greatest asset: OUR UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS