And the winner is….us! The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s 2014 Foundation Video has been awarded Bronze Telly’s for the Charitable/Not-for-profit and Fund Raising categories.
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The video focuses on the increasing costs of college tuition. Marine families, like that of GySgt Tawanda Hanible USMC, fear that they will not be able to afford college for their children. GySgt Hannible and her husband, Veteran Sgt Donald Hanible USMC, have four children ages 16, 15, 13, and 10 years old. The Hannible family knows the importance of education, but knows they cannot afford college tuition for their children. The sacrifices Marines make are legendary, sending their children to college shouldn’t be one of them.
More than 100,000 children of Marines will reach college age in the next ten years – meaning the Scholarship Foundation needs to raise $100,000,000 by 2018 for the families who have sacrificed in the years of war since the September 11th have grown up knowing protracted conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, and extended, multiple deployments for their Marine parents. Their perspectives as military children are different than their peers – and different than previous generations. Both they and their Marine families need our support as they dream of a college education.
You can put a college education within reach for the children of Marines by investing in the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Support Marines and their children today by giving online.
A little about the Telly Awards: Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards are the premier honor for outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, as well as web-based commercials, videos and films.