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The following programs have special events to raise funds at specific times of the year. They are:
Jack Stewart College Scholarship - Golf Tournament on Presidents’ Day.
Marina Man and Woman of the Year Award - This is the annual fundraiser for The Marina Foundation. Marina citizens are awarded for their contributions to the City over time. Held in April.
Veterans Transition Center – Held Memorial Weekend Dinner to benefit the Veterans Transition Center. Funds raised from the dinner have helped to procure their new flag pole, 2 brass plaques for the entrances at the hall, and assistance with the Food Pantry.
Don Livermore Scholarship For Marina High School - Chipotle fundraiser on Saturday, November 18th between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Get a flyer from us to participate.
Captain Gordon R. Nakagawa Scholarship For Marina High School - A partnership with Wreaths Across America where donations can be made for a living wreath to go to either our new California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery or to Arlington National Cemetery or so that one can be purchased and one donated (called a Patriot Pair). Held in November early December.
The following programs do not have specific fundraising events and rely on grants and donations from the community:
The Marina Foundation Veterans Fund – Supports financially the needs of Marina and regional organizations that focus on improving the lives of Veterans and active duty military.
The Breakfast Program at the Marina Teen Center – Serves breakfast to approximately 165 to 225 Marina middle school and high school students each morning between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. during the school year, excluding breaks and holidays.
The Marina After School Nutrition Programs at the Marina Teen and Marina Community Centers – Serves healthy snacks after school and during breaks and holidays at both centers.
The Marina Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration – Annual event on the first Friday in December at Vince DiMaggio Park.
Marina Historical Committee – Collects, stores and archives the history of Marina for possible future display.
School Programs – The Foundation has put aside funds to be granted on an “as needed” basis to our local Marina schools.