Since its founding on April 29, 1988, the MCRD Museum Foundation, originally formed as the MCRD Museum Historical Society, has had the mission to promote the legacy of the Marine Corps through historic preservation and conservation, free education programs, and community outreach initiatives that enrich the lives of Marines, sailors, and the communities they serve.
The MCRD Museum Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized for educational and literary purposes as defined under section 501 (c) (3) of the internal revenue code. The original founders of the Foundation recognized that if the museum were to expand and not subject to uncertain government funding, it would need on-going civilian support. Over the course of nearly 30 years, the Foundation has contributed millions of dollars and untold hours of volunteer services that have resulted in the Command Museum’s elevation to world-class distinction. The MCRD Museum Foundation supports the Command Museum’s educational and programs to promote and preserve Marine Corps history; awards scholarships and exceptional performance grants and honorariums; maintains an active volunteer docent program; and partners with local community service and civilian organizations to conduct a wide range of programs to honor and recognize U.S. Marines and other military veterans from various eras and world conflicts. As well, the Foundation Gift Shop provides financial support for museum programs and exhibits through the sale of memorabilia, platoon graduation photos, and yearbooks.
You can help preserve and perpetuate Marine Corps history by becoming a member of the MCRD Museum Support Regiment. For more information on the MCRD Museum Foundation, membership, donating, or how to partner with the organization, please contact the Foundation office at 619-524-4426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Board of Directors stem from a variety of backgrounds, but one thing unites them all, a passion for preserving and perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps. Many who serve on our Board have a strong connection with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot having drilled on the grinder, been stationed aboard the Depot, or felt the local impact of Marines in San Diego.