About

Immediate Assistance and Continuous Support for Injured Heroes

America's Fund is a program created to direct urgently needed resources and financial support to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. This is a self-funded program of the Semper Fi Fund, an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit with an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy and a 4-star (highest possible) rating from Charity Navigator. Since its inception in 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has provided more than $96 million in support.

As the support provided by the Semper Fi Fund to Marines continued to grow, we continued to receive more requests for assistance to service members from all branches of the military. We are excited to have begun filling these requests by providing family support grants that enable families to spend time at that their loved ones’ hospital bedsides. Free from the financial pressures of travel, temporary lodging and lost wages, service members can focus on what matters most: recovery.

With continued overwhelming support from our donors, we have been able to quickly expand our range of services to include assistance for specialized and adaptive equipment (such as Action TrackChairs), adaptive housing and transportation, therapeutic furniture, education and career transition, therapeutic arts, and iPads for assisting service members with PTSD and TBI. We also want to continue building programs that have proven beneficial to rehabilitation and recovery, such as team-based athletics and the Tim and Sandy Day Canine Companions Program.

The America’s Fund program has assisted over 350 service members and their families since March 2012, and we have issued over 2,300 grants, totaling $4.5 million in assistance.

America’s Fund Mentors – Bringing Hope to Boston:
–New mentor program where our veterans will mentor those who were injured in Boston
–Fostering relationships and encouraging success along the road to recovery
– Our veterans will stay side by side with the men and women who were injured throughout their rehabilitation – and forever!
 

Who We Are

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  • America’s Fund is a program administered by and under the direction of the Semper Fi Fund and its Board of Directors.
  • Board of Directors

  • Alfred M. Gray
    Chairman of the Board
    General, USMC (Retired)
    29th Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Annette Conway
    Vice-Chairman of the Board
    Former “1st Lady of the Marine Corps”
  • Robert M. Bowlin
    Treasurer
    Former Chairman of Sony Music International
    CPA (Retired)
  • Wendy Lethin
    Secretary
  • Bonnie Amos
    Director
    “1st Lady of the Marine Corps”
  • Kim Foley
    Director
    CEO of Foley Inc.
    US Marine (1967-1971)
  • Karen Guenther
    Director
    President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
  • Carlton W. Kent
    Director
    Sergeant Major, USMC (Retired)
    16th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
  • Dr. Robert Koffman
    Director
    Captain, USN (Retired)
  • Michael E. Lowe
    Director
    Chairman of the Investment Committee
    Colonel, USMC (Retired)
  • Peter M. Murphy, Esq.
    Board Member Emeritus (d. 2013)
    Honorary Board Member
  • James M. (Mike) Myatt
    Director
    Major General, USMC (Retired)
  • John F. Sattler
    Director
    Lieutenant General, USMC (Retired)
  • James D. Weiskopf
    Director
    Colonel, USA (Retired)​
  • Dr. James Wright
    Director
    President, Dartmouth College (1998-2009)
    US Marine (1957-1960)
  • Advisors

  • Sarah Dalke
  • Jim Dickenson
  • Jim Doyle
  • Sandy Hejlik
  • Tom Jones, Major General, USMC (Retired)
    Board Member Emeritus
  • Jack McCoy
  • Anthony J. McIntyre
  • Greg Newbold, Lieutenant General, USMC (Retired)
  • Gene Overstreet, Sergeant Major, USMC (Retired)
  • John Roediger
  • Ben Saylor, Colonel, USMC (Retired)
  • Nancy Walker
  • J.D. Williams, Sergeant Major, USMC (Retired)
  • Audit Committee

  • Chairman:
    Kim Foley
  • Jack McCoy
  • Investment Committee

  • Chairman:
    Michael E. Lowe, Colonel, USMC (Retired)
  • Robert M. Bowlin
  • Guy P. Wyser-Pratte
  • Richard Lottie
  • John French
  • Honorary Board

  • James T. Conway
    General, USMC (Retired)
    34th Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Wallace “Chip” Gregson Jr.
    Lieutenant General, USMC (Retired)
    Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs
  • Richard R. Jeffries
    Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)
    Former Medical Officer of the Marine Corps
  • David J. McIntyre, Jr.
    President & Chief Executive Officer, TriWest
  • Peter M. Murphy, Esq.
    Board Member Emeritus
  • Lynne Pace
    Wife of General Peter Pace, USMC (Retired)
    Advocate for military families
  • Peter Pace
    General, USMC (Retired)
    16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Barbara Woodbury
    President and Trustee of
    The Navy & Marine Association
  • John M. Dowd, Esq.
    Board Member Emeritus
  • Executive Team

  • Karen Guenther
    President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
  • Wendy Lethin
    Senior Director, Outreach
  • Susan Rocco
    Senior Director, Eastern Region Case Management
  • Sondria Saylor
    Senior Director, Western Region Case Management
  • Tom Benoit
    Chief Financial Officer