Mission Statement: USMCCCA Foundation
The United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association (USMCCCA) Foundation, was chartered by Articles of Incorporation in Texas on March 20, 1997 as a publicly supported charitable, educational, historical, and patriotic nonprofit corporation serving members of the United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association who are active, former, and retired United States Marines who have served or are serving in related communication, graphic arts, and photographic fields and their dependents.
The Articles of Incorporation designated the Foundation as the principal fund raising authority of the Association. The purposes of the Foundation are to subsidize publications, to establish fellowships, to endow scholarships and other forms of student aid and to support journalistic, photographic, broadcast, graphic arts recognition programs, activities, services and educational efforts of the USMCCCA and support of the Public Affairs and Combat Camera efforts of the Marine Corps.
In this endeavor, the Foundation regularly supports the following activities which benefit its members and the active duty establishment:
The USMCCCA Annual Merit Awards Program: The program provides recognition of active duty Marine practitioners in the various media arts.
The William T. Perkins Videographer of the Year Award: Presented annually to that active duty Marine videographer displaying exceptional work in his or her field. The award recognizes the heroism displayed in Vietnam in 1966 by Cpl. William T. Perkins, the only combat correspondent to be awarded our nation’s highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor.
Professional Military Excellence Seminars: At our annual conference we provide seminars for the enrichment of active duty, retired and other members of the Association in various related communications skills.
The Gladys McPartland Scholarship Fund: Annual educational scholarships are made available to qualifying USMCCCA members and their dependents for studies at accredited institutions.
The USMCCCA Scholarship Fund: Awarded annually to qualifying members and their dependents for studies leading to a degree in Communications.
Complimentary Association Memberships: Active duty Marine graduates of the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Fort Meade, MD receive a one-year complimentary Association Membership upon graduation.
The Wounded Marine Careers Foundation: A career training and job placement program for Wounded Marines and Navy Corpsmen.
From: Robert Wynkoop
Subject: Re: 2009 USMCCCA Foundation Scholarship
To: Donald O’Neal
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 3:29 PM
I just wanted to let you know that the check has posted to my university account! Thank so much – I’m paid up for the semester and couldn’t have done it without the help of the foundation.