We are Chicago Marines. Veteran, retired and reserve Marines that call the Chicago area home.
The Chicago Marines Foundation was founded as a result of Marines networking at the monthly Marine For Life Chicago meetings. After seeing the Marine Corps Birthday celebration in Philadelphia, we decided we could build the same type of celebration in Chicago. Our Marine Corps community is strong in Chicago and what better way to celebrate our birthday than by being together and supporting other veterans.
Now in our 5th year, our celebration has become known as the Best Birthday Party in Chicago!
Over the last five years, we've raised over $100,000 for charities that support veteran initiatives.
As a certified 501 (c)(3) organization, your tax deductible donation will go to helping us build the ultimate Marine Corps Birthday Celebration in Chicago and raise funds to support veterans charities in the Chicagoland area and beyond.
To help Marines and other veterans in need by creating a community that provides a support network, by raising awareness of veteran's issues and by funding established and vetted veteran's charities.