Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Announce 8th Annual Double Down for Veterans $10 Million Matching Challenge
CAMP PENDLETON, CA (November 07, 2019) – In the past 7 years, more than $100,000,000 has been raised by The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation’s annual Double Down For Veterans match campaign. With the help of donors during the holiday season, the money from the campaign provides critical funding in support of the mission of Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund – to provide urgently needed resources for combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Through Dec. 31, 2019, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation will once again match donations to Semper Fi Fund – up to $10 million – with the goal of raising $20 million to continue providing vital assistance to our service members and their families.
“Every day, veterans struggle with injuries they receive in the line of duty. Some wear visible scars. Most also battle the invisible demons brought on by PTSD,” said U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran Bob Parsons. “We can’t look the other way. And that’s where The Semper Fi Fund comes in and takes care of business.”
Donations from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation have been critical to funding many of Semper Fi Fund’s programs including the LCpl Parsons Welcome Home Fund for Vietnam Veterans. Launched in July 2018, the program expanded Semper Fi Fund’s mission to include care for veterans from all U.S. military service branches who were catastrophically injured from combat operations in Vietnam.
“We are quick to welcome our veterans home. But too often the care stops there,” said businesswoman Renee Parsons. “That’s one of the many reasons we support The Semper Fi Fund. Its programs provide veterans with the resources they need to rebuild their lives.
”Recognized by CharityWatch, Charity Navigator and GuideStar as one of the nation’s highest-rated and most transparent charities, Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for veterans during their time of recovery and transition back into civilian life. Since 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has issued 209,000 grants totaling $210 million in assistance to service members and their families.
“All of us at the Semper Fi Fund are deeply grateful for the extraordinary generosity and support of Bob and Renee Parsons,” said Semper Fi Fund President, CEO and Founder Karen Guenther. “Our shared mission of caring for America’s veterans has impacted so many members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. We’re humbled to be able to serve those who have served us all.”
Parsons issued the Double Down for Veterans challenge via a video address during his annual Marine Corps birthday tribute. This year, PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf) kicked off the campaign with a $50,000 donation. One of Parsons’ 16 companies, PXG leverages breakthrough technology and sophisticated manufacturing processes that integrate high-performance alloys to produce some of the finest golf clubs in the world.
Follow @SemperFiFund via social media to keep up-to-date on the progress of the campaign and learn more about those benefitting from the work of the organization.
About the Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund:
The Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund provide urgently needed resources and lifetime support for combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their Families. Case Managers from the Semper Fi Fund work one-on-one with Service members and veterans to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetimes. The Semper Fi Fund keeps its overhead extremely low in order to have the greatest impact on the lives of Service members and veterans and has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: A+ from CharityWatch (one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating last year), nine consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator (an achievement attained by only 3% of rated charities) and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Learn more at thefundsite.wpengine.com.
About the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation:
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation offers support to nonprofit organizations successfully working to empower, educate, nurture and nourish people during what is often the darkest time of their lives. Founded in 2012 by philanthropists and business leaders Bob and Renee Parsons to provide hope and life-changing assistance to the country’s most vulnerable populations, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation offers critical funding at critical times to those in need. The Foundation’s giving is driven by the core belief that all people – regardless of race, religion, roots, economic status, sexual orientation or gender identity – deserve access to quality healthcare, education and a safe place to call home. Follow @WeDealInHope on social media or visit TBRPF.org to learn more about partner organizations and the important work being done in the community.
About PXG/PXG for Heroes:
Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) was founded by American entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Parsons. Leveraging breakthrough technology and sophisticated manufacturing processes that integrate high-performance alloys, PXG produces the finest golf clubs in the world.PXG’s professional staff includes Zach Johnson, Pat Perez, Billy Horschel, Ryan Moore, James Hahn, Charl Schwartzel, Wyndham Clark, Scott Langley, Lydia Ko, Anna Nordqvist, Brittany Lang, Celine Boutier, Austin Ernst, Christina Kim, Katherine Kirk, Alison Lee, Ryann O’Toole, Gerina Piller, Jennifer Song and Linnea Strom.PXG offers a full lineup of right and left-handed clubs, including drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters. In addition to its participation in Double Down for Veterans, PXG maintains strong ties to the Marine Corps with its product naming convention and the availability of an exclusive program, PXG for Heroes, which provides special pricing on golf clubs and gear for active duty service members, veterans and first responders.
Media Contact: John Schiavi | John.Schiavi@SemperFiFund.org | 781.354.6826