Friday is my annual Veterans’ Day weekend broadcast featuring the men and women served by the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund. Most of my guests will be Marines, but soldiers, sailors, and airmen are also wounded while deployed with Marines and are thus served by the Fund.
The Fund has made more than 48,000 grants to more than 8,300 seriously wounded warriors totalling $67 million since it was founded by the spouses of deployed Marines not long after the war began. It has consistently received the highest ratings from all the charity watchdogs, and no wonder given this Board of Directors. The overhead of the organization is 6% of revenues, a very, very good rate.