Semper Fi & America’s Fund Raises $24.4 Million for Military Families With Support from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and PXG.
For the 11th consecutive year, Semper Fi & America’s Fund (The Fund) partnered with The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and PXG for the “Double Down for Veterans Campaign,” raising a total of $24,402,000, including a $10 million match from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.
This year marked the highest amount raised in the campaign’s history. At a time when our veterans are faced with increased food insecurities and an increase in basic needs, our generous donors stepped up to ensure The Fund can continue its work in the coming year.
This matching campaign provides critical funding in keeping with The Fund’s promise to remain always faithful to the nation’s military families facing a lifetime of recovery.
Since 2012, Semper Fi & America’s Fund has partnered with The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to support The Fund’s core mission of assisting critically wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, and military families across all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Including this year’s campaign, the Double Down for Veterans Campaign has now raised $193 million.
“Renee and I are grateful to all those who rose to the challenge and joined us in this year’s Double Down for Veterans Campaign,” said Bob Parsons, U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran, PXG founder, and co-founder of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. “The outpouring of support for The Fund honors the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our great nation, offering them hope during some of the most difficult times in their lives.”
The annual match allows The Fund to continue the extraordinary work of meeting vital needs for food insecurity, adaptive housing and transportation, suicide and homelessness prevention and intervention, respite care, and many other quality-of-life solutions for our nation’s heroes post-injury or illness.
At a time when only 1% of Americans wear the cloth of the nation, the men and women served by The Fund raised their hands and said, “Send me.” By their service and sacrifice, they have ensured the world is safer, the torch of liberty burns brighter, and the American people remain free. The Fund, and the many thousands who support it, helps make certain the well-being of these same men and women — who face long recoveries from service-related critical and catastrophic injuries or illness — by letting them know they are never alone or forgotten during their recovery.
“This year, our Double Down for Veterans Campaign focused on the importance of family,” said Karen Guenther, president, CEO, and founder of Semper Fi & America’s Fund. “The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and PXG are an important part of our Fund family. Their generous support keeps our mission strong and ready for our nation’s heroes. Bob and Renee’s unwavering commitment to our cause will impact thousands of service members, veterans, and military families.”
“At a time of year when family and giving are both top of mind, it’s heartening to see so many donors open their hearts to our nation’s heroes,” said Renee Parsons, co-founder of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. “Our injured and ill veterans and military families deserve nothing short of the care, connection, and lifetime of support so uniquely provided by The Fund.”
The Fund began in 2003 when a small group of military spouses immediately jumped in to provide bedside support to combat-wounded service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, The Fund has provided $295 million in assistance to 29,000 service members, veterans, and military families through their three main programs: Service Member and Family Support, Transition, and Integrative Wellness. Learn more at: https://thefund.org.