Marine Corps Professional Military Education is enhanced at the Marine Corps University and for Marine Operating Forces and Supporting Establishment worldwide through tax-exempt contributions.

Charitable tax free contributions allow Marine Corps University Foundation to support Marine Corps University since 1980, enhancing professional military education for over 37 years.

Lectures are just one form of learning at the Marine Corps University and throughout the fleet worldwide.

For over 37 years, the Marine Corps University Foundation has harnessed the power of the private sector in support of the Marine Corps’ most pressing educational needs. Our support has made professional military education more responsive to changes in the nature of conflict and brought a level of professionalism in faculty and diversity in perspective not attainable solely through appropriated government funding. Today, our enduring efforts to enrich and enhance professional military education focus on:

  • Strengthening the Marine Corps University’s position of thought leadership in military studies and national security affairs;
  • Cultivating the problem-solving skills that enable Marines to think creatively and act decisively in uncertain environments; and
  • Developing the most knowledgeable, well-rounded, forward-thinking leaders … from Corporal to General.

The Marine Corps University Foundation underwrites the education and training of active-duty Marines across the globe – from financial support for professional military education programs for operational units worldwide, to the recruitment of leading experts to train Marines in Quantico, and much more.

The Marine Corps University Foundation supports:

  • Academic Chairs
  • Student and Faculty Research
  • Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows
  • Lecture Series, Conferences, Symposia and Colloquia
  • Battlefield Studies, Staff Rides and Visits through our Command Support Program
  • Operational Unit Professional Military Education


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 Active Duty and Reserve Officer and Enlisted Marines at the Marine Corps University and throughout the Operating Forces. 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 Marine 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 tax-exempt contributions 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 and reserveMarines. Semper Fi!