Help support the Marine Corps University through funding an academic chair with your tax deductible gift to the Marine Corps University Foundation.

The Marine Corps University Foundation funds eight academic chairs providing expert knowledge on the topics most important to today’s Marine Leaders.

Lt. Gen Paul K. Van Riper, USMC (Ret), the Marine Corps University Foundation Kim T. Adamson Chair for Terrorism and Insurgency, instructs Marine Leaders at the Marine Corps University School of Advanced Warfighting.



Educate 21st Century Leaders and Warfighters through your tax deductible gift of an endowment!

Targeted projects such as funding the cost of an Academic Chair at Marine Corps University are referred to as endowments.  Endowed Gifts are restricted to a specific project and can be set up in perpetuity or with an ending date. Endowments require a gift agreement contract between the donor and the Foundation as the administrator of the fund.  For more information, please contact our Chief Operating Officer:

Colonel Jon Sachrison, USMC (Ret)

703 640 6835


The Marine Corps University Foundation,  is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on tax exempt gifts and endowments, and the only Marine Corps charity dedicated solely to supporting the Professional Military Education (PME) of Active Duty and Reserve Officer and Enlisted Marines at the Marine Corps University and throughout the Operating Forces. The Marine Corps University Foundation ensures that Marine Leaders are ready to fight when they deploy into harm’s way.  The Marine Corps 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 Marine Corps University Foundation relies on your tax-exempt contributions, and from 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 Marines. Semper Fi!