2015

  • December 2015 -   Support of Toys for Tots (Jefferson, Shelby, Oldham and Spencer Counties) through individual personal toy donations by MCCCK officers and directors during a Christmas related social event, as well as facilitation of grants from a local corporation for the benefit of Toys for Tots efforts in both Louisville, Kentucky and Tell City, Indiana. 

  • December 2015 - Cooperative acquisition of grants and individual donations from Kentucky Marines and Friends of the Corps, totaling $100,000, for the benefit of Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF), which was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation (GoDaddy.com), thereby resulting in $200,000 support of injured and wounded Marines nationwide. With this matched grant, the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) has now been responsible, either directly or indirectly, in generating over $772,480 in support of the IMSFF and its laudable mission, since 2008.

  • December 2015 - Continued funding of a college or university "Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky Scholarship," to be awarded annually to a worthy son or daughter of a Kentucky Marine, under the auspices of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF), which has been "honoring Marines by educating their children" since its inception in 1962. The Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky is proud to partner with the MCSF for the sixth consecutive year (2011-2016) in this truly important extension of its motto "Marines Serving Marines."

  • November 2015 - Financial support of Marine Corps League, Kentuckiana Detachment #729 (Louisville) organizational effort to assist Marine veteran (and his family) with unexpected extraordinary  funeral expenses associated with the unexpected passing of his spouse.

  • November 2015 -  Funding support and cooperative partial sponsorship of annual Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast at Lexington, Kentucky, attended by 110 active duty, reserve and veteran Marines from throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, who honored MajGen Craig Q.Timberlake, USMC, Director, Manpower Management Division, Headquarters Marine Corps, a native son of Pewee Valley, Kentucky. 

  • November 2015 - Funding support of Marine Corps Birthday celebrations hosted by the Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville (Louisville), Military Police "Alpha" Company (Lexington), and "Echo" Company, 4th Tank Battalion (Fort Knox).

  • October 2015 - Provided direct financial tuition support of six (6) wounded Kentucky Marines, enabling them and their families to participate in a physical and emotional therapeutic Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt at Life Adventure Center, Versailles, Kentucky.

  • May 2015 - Funding support of Louisville Armed Forces Committee (LAFC) annual Armed Forces Day Dinner at Louisville, Kentucky, during which local military personnel of all our armed forces are recognized and honored for individual achievements associated with their service.  Complimentary dinners are provided to representatives of the Marine Corps League, Kentuckiana Detachment; Montford Point Marine Association, Louisville Chapter; and Women Marines Association (Louisville Chapter); as well as sponsorship of a Patriot Award honoring a Louisville area "Marine of the Year."

  • May 2015 - Corroborated and assisted with the successful nomination of LtGen Field Harris, USMC (1895-1987), Versailles, Kentucky, for 2015 induction into the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame, for his legendary service during World War II and the Korean War, as well as his critical visionary role in the development of the aviation component of the Marine Air-Ground Team. 

  • April 2015  - Facilitated the acquisition of organizational and individual donations from the statewide Marine Corps community, as well as an MCCCK grant, in support of a local Veterans of Foreign wars (VFW)grassroots effort to honor the memory  of Col William E. Barber, a legendary Kentucky Marine veteran of World War II (Iwo Jima), Korean War (Chosin Reservoir), and Vietnam War, who received the Medal of Honor  for valor during the iconic breakout from the Chosin Reservoir during the frigid winter of 1950, through the construction of a life-size bronze statue memorial to be erected on the grounds of the Morgan County Courthouse, West Liberty, Kentucky, by local military veterans and government organizations. Col William E. Barber was born, raised and educated in Morgan County, Kentucky.

  • April 2015  - Facilitated the inclusion of a local Marine Corps veteran's personal documented account of World War II amphibious invasions of Bougainville, Guam, and Okinawa, as well as the Japanese surrender at Tsingtao, China, in the research library of the Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky. 

  • March 2015  - Funding support of Officer Selection Teams (Lexington)(Cincinnati), MCRSL, sponsored and hosted Colonel "Rich" Higgins Memorial Mess Night, major officer candidate recruiting effort focusing on regional colleges and universities, to include food, beverages, and awards, primarily through individual member participation and generosity of those unable to attend, subsidizing grant, as well as dedicated award sponsorships.

  • March 2015 - Funding support of the Montford Point Marine Association, Chapter #22, Louisville, Kentucky, Covington - Hagan Scholarships, awarded annually to deserving college bound African - American students.

  • February 2015 - Acquisition and presentation of Marine Corps cherry wood memorabilia box to spouse of Marine killed in aircraft accident while training, as expression of sympathy, support and honor from the entire Marine Corps community in Kentucky.