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The following programs have special events to raise funds at specific times of the year (please see the "Save the Date" for more information).  They are:

Don Livermore Scholarship For Marina High School - Don's Bingo Bonanza, Saturday, January 18th, 2020.

Captain Gordon R. Nakagawa Scholarship For Marina High School - The Marina Foundation is partnering with Wreaths Across America so that donations can be made for a Christmas wreath to go to either to our new California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery or Arlington National Cemetery or so that one can purchase a wreath and donate one (called a Patriot Pair). Held every November/December.

Jack Stewart College Scholarship - The Jack Stewart Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at Monterey Pines Golf Course.

Marina Man and Woman of the Year Award This annual fundraiser for The Marina Foundation awards Marina citizens for their contributions to the City over time. To be held Friday, March 27th, 2020.

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 Marina Nutrition Program at the Marina Community Center – Thanks to a generous anonymous grant, The Marina Foundation has been able to supplement the nutrition program and activities at the Marina Teen Center. We do, however, need support for the Youth Nutrition Program at the Marina Community Center, especially during breaks and holidays, when there is not assistance provided by MPUSD.

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.

Marina School Programs – The Foundation has put aside funds to be granted on an “as needed” basis to our local Marina schools.

The Marina Community Non-Profit Summit - hosted by The Marina Foundation, it was created to provide a venue for local non-profits to get together to review and discuss programs and projects that are currently in place, and to seek input on the types of programs and activities the community would like to see implemented now and into the future. This networking opportunity will be held Monday. February 3rd, 2020. All Marina non-profit organizations are encouraged to send a representative to this free community event.