The mission of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is to provide continued leadership, strategic direction and financial oversight in supporting and expanding programs at the Museum and beyond its walls. While we have completed construction on the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the Foundation’s mission is far from over. The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation seeks continued financial support to promote and support the Marine Corps’ long-term historical research, conservation and educational activities.
Marines are making history every day. Join today and help us tell their stories.
How do i become a marine corps heritage foundation member or renew my existing membership?
You may purchase or renew a membership online or by mailing a membership form to our office. You may also join or renew by calling 800.397.7585 and speaking with a member of our Development Services Team. Our office is open 9 am - 5 pm EST Monday through Friday, and is closed weekends and holidays.
may i purchase a membership as a gift?
Yes. Please call our Development Services Team at 800.397.7585 for assistance with Gifts of Membership.
how long is a membership valid?
Campaign memberships are valid for one full year from the date of purchase or renewal.
Is it possible to set up an automatic renewal for my Campaign Membership every year?
To make their contributions more manageable, many of our members opt to set up an automatic payment from their checking accounts with the bill-pay option or using their debit card. You can also choose the frequency of a gift through our online donation page in order to establish a recurring gift.
Can I upgrade my Campaign membership to a higher level?
Certainly. Just select the membership level you would like to upgrade to when using the Membership page on our website or call the Development Services Team for assistance at 800.397.7585.
Does the Foundation offer a Lifetime membership?
Yes! Donors who have given at least $5,000.00 are invited to join a special recognition program called “Friends of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.” For major donors who wish to give $100,000.00 or more, please inquire about the “Commandant’s Circle” recognition program with a member of our staff by calling 800.397.7585.
Is my membership tax deductible?
A portion of your membership may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
How do I get a replacement membership card?
You may request a replacement card by contacting our Development Services Team at 800.397.7585 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 10 business days to receive your new card.
I have already renewed my membership. Why am I still receiving renewal notices in the mail?
In most cases, your renewal gift and the additional renewal reminder have just crossed in the mail. If you still have concerns about your membership renewal, please feel free to call us at 800.397.7585, and speak with a member of our Development Services Team.
What is the easiest way to update my contact information?
The easiest way to update your contact information is to send us a quick email at email@example.com and include both the new address and the old one to help us identify you.
How do I ensure that the Foundation does not share my information with other organizations?
On occasion, the Foundation may rent or exchange select donor information with other similar non-profit organizations. While you will frequently be provided an opportunity to opt-out, you may also request at any time that the Foundation not share this information with such third parties. If you do not wish your name and address to be exchanged, please notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You only need to notify us once of your preference that we not exchange your information—this preference is kept on file indefinitely.
I love your return address labels! How can I get more?
Unfortunately, we are not able to print return address labels on demand. The labels are printed by our direct mail vendor three times per year. As long as you have given a gift in the last 36 months, you will be included on the active donor list to receive labels in the next scheduled mailing. If you need to update your address for the mailing labels, or you would like to stop receiving them all together, please email that information to us at email@example.com.
Commemorative Brick Program FAQs
What is the Commemorative Brick Program?
The Commemorative Brick Program is an opportunity to have your name, or that of someone you wish to honor or remember, engraved on a brick to line the winding pathways of Semper Fidelis Memorial Park on the grounds of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The funds raised through the brick program help to support the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s mission of preserving and promoting Marine Corps history and tradition.
How much do I have to donate to have a brick engraved?
The minimum donation for an engraved brick is $300. Space for bricks is limited, and they will be installed in the order in which registrations are received. So please place your order immediately to be a part of history!
How do I purchase a brick?
Bricks can be purchased through our website or by completing and mailing an order form to our offices. Brochures are available in the Leatherneck Gallery.
How many bricks can I purchase?
You may purchase as many bricks as you like. If you purchase more than one brick at the same time, we can install the bricks along the trail together.
Are there limitations on the inscription?
Family friendly, please. Each brick will support three lines of text. Each line is 20 characters in length. A character includes all letters, punctuation and spaces. Punctuation marks and symbols found on the standard QWERTY keyboard may be used. There is no required format for brick inscriptions.
Will I get to proof the inscription before the brick is engraved?
You will receive a special Certificate of Registration recognizing your contribution and confirming the inscription you have submitted as it will appear on the engraved brick.
What if there is an error or something that I want to change in the inscription?
If you have an error in the inscription as it appears on your brick registration certificate, please call our office at 800.397.7585, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, within two weeks of receiving the certificate.
How soon will my brick be installed?
We schedule three large brick installations per year. Depending on where your purchase falls in the calendar, it can take up to 6 months for your brick(s) to be placed in the park.
Can I pick a location for my brick in the park?
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate specific park location requests for bricks. The only exceptions considered are requests to be placed with one of the Monuments in the park where accommodations have already been made for engraved bricks. Some of the Monument sponsors require that any request to place a brick at their location be arranged through their representative. Please call our office if you have questions about placing your brick at a particular monument.
Can a few different people go together to purchase a single brick?
Yes. However, the Brick Locator will only accommodate one name for the brick donor. If several individuals are contributing to the cost of a brick and they would all like to be represented in the donor acknowledgment, please provide a name for your group and the contact information for which individual will be the point of contact for any subsequent correspondence regarding the brick.
How do I find my brick in the park?
We have a Brick Locator kiosk in the Museum for donors to look up where their bricks are in the park. This locator is also accessible through our website.
The most efficient way to use the locator is to enter the brick number from the lower left corner of your certificate and click “submit.” If you do not remember the brick number, you can choose to search for the brick using the “donor name” field or by using the “inscription text” field and entering a word or name from the inscription. If the word or name you search for is a common one, the Brick Locator will give you a list of all bricks with that word or name. For best results, we recommend entering information into one field only and click Submit. Please Note: The Honoree Search is part of the electronic Roll of Honor and separate from the Brick Locator. If you are searching for a brick, please use the Brick Locator.
We appreciate your support! Please contact a member of our Development Services Team at 800.397.7585 if you have any further questions regarding membership or Commemorative Brick Program in the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Our office is open 9 am - 5 pm EST Monday through Friday, and is closed weekends and holidays.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps will temporarily close beginning on Monday, November 23, 2020. Recent increases in COVID-19 cases, both regionally and nationally, drove the closure decision. The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation office will continue to support and serve donors during this closure. Our team is still booking and hosting private events. Please follow the Museum's social media channels (@usmcmuseum) and check back for updates.
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