2024 Semper Fidelis Award Dinner Postponded until Spring 2025


2018 Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner Gala honoring Major General Charles Bolden, USMC (Ret)

The Marine Corps University Foundation’s 2018 Semper Fidelis Awardee, Major General Charles Bolden, USMC (Ret) (middle) Stand with Lieutenant General Richard Mills, USMC (Ret) (left) and CMC General Robert Neller, USMC (right)

On March 16, 2018, the Foundation honored Major General Charles Bolden, Jr., USMC (Ret) the former Administrator to NASA, at our annual Semper Fidelis Award Dinner and Black-Tie Gala.

The  Semper Fidelis Award Dinner and Gala was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City.  Celebrating with General Bolden was his wife, Jackie, and his entire Family.  Most guests in attendance had fond memories of serving with General Bolden and were there to help us honor him with this prestigious award.  Photos are available at the below link:


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The prestigious Semper Fidelis Award is presented annually by The Marine Corps University Foundation to noteworthy Americans.

Past recipients include Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush; Clint Eastwood, George Will, General James Mattis, the Honorable Antonin Scalia and Mr. Ted Williams.

See the list of former Semper Fidelis Award Recipients.

Events like the Semper Fidelis Award Dinner and Black-Tie Gala help support the Professional Military Education of Marines around the world.  You can make a difference in the lives of active duty Marines!

Please contact the Foundation’s Director of Events, Ms. Mattrice Williamson if you wish to attend future events,  She may be reached at (703) 640-6835 or by email.

The Marine Corps University Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on tax deductible gifts, is the only Marine Corps charity solely dedicated to supporting the Professional Military Education (PME) of Officer and Enlisted Marines at the Marine Corps University and throughout the Operating Forces. Special events, such as the Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner provide funding that supports Marine Leaders and their Professional Military Education worldwide.  The University leadership’s vision has been twofold – to prepare Marines at all levels to address complex security challenges in a rapidly transforming world through an unparalleled education in security and warfighting studies, and to groom the next generation of decision makers within the Marine Corps, government, and the private sector, equipping them with the critical thinking skills that will enable them to achieve success in any number of career paths. The Foundation relies on tax-exempt contributions from our Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner, and those who support Marine Corps causes, including Corporate Members, Marine friends, former Marines helping Marines and donations in memory or in honor of someone special. We are grateful for your tax-deductible donation to support the Professional Military Education of active duty and reserve Marines. Semper Fi!