The Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children.

Margarita “Margo” Cianchetta, CFRE

Margarita “Margo” Cianchetta, CFRE

Margarita “Margo” Cianchetta joined the Scholarship Foundation in 2022. She brings more than a decade of philanthropic & development experience to the organization, most recently as the Senior Director of Development at Move For Hunger. In her current role, Margo is responsible for cultivating meaningful relationships between investors and our mission by Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children in the Northeast region. Margo earned her undergraduate degree in Communications, Summa Cum Laude, from Rutgers University, and also holds the prestigious Certified Fundraising Executive credential (CFRE). Margo is a proud MCSF Scholarship recipient alumna as her father, Sergeant Major Mario Cianchetta USMC (Ret.), served for nearly 30 years. Margo is an avid marathon runner and currently resides in Middletown, NJ with her partner, Joe, and their dog, Miles.

David McCallum

In Memoriam, David McCallum, 1933-2023

David McCallum was one of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s greatest champions. His brother-in-law, Marine Corporal George Whitney Carpenter, was killed in Vietnam in 1967. Determined to keep George’s legacy alive, David and his wife, Katherine, established a scholarship through MCSF in his name to directly benefit the children of Marines. We fondly recall David weaving MCSF into the script of NCIS episodes and thrilling the audience when he served as the Master of Ceremonies for the New York Leatherneck Ball. Thank you to all those who have contributed in David’s honor. We invite everyone to watch the NCIS episode dedicated to David which will air on CBS on Monday, February 19. To make a contribution in David’s memory, please visit