Marine Corps League Department of New York

Serving our Detachments and their members



The New Yok Marine Corps League Foundation, Inc was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, as a direct result of the 911 terrorist attack in New York City in 2001.  The Foundation was  founded by  Marine Ken O'Brien who passed in 2018.  Marine O'Brien's had a passion for helping others and putting his heart and sole into the Foundation, from helping Marines, assisting communities to presenting scholarships to deserviing applicants.  The Foundation is run by appointed members of the Marine Corps League who meet at regular meetings of the Marine Corps League Department of New York.


The Foundation provides assistance in the following ways:


1.  "THE UNCOMMON VALOR" and "GEORGE J. CONKLIN" SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:     To provide financial assistance for the higher education of children, grandchildren, and dependents, of members of the Department of New York, Marine Corps League, whose current tenure is five (5) or more year's continuous membership in the Marine Corps League - Department of New York.  The scholarship applications must be recieved by 1 March of each year.  Click this link to download the: NY MCL Foundation Scholarship Application


2.  MARINES HELPING MARINES:     We provide financial assistance to our Marine Corps Family (Active, Reservist, or Retired), when circumstances beyond their control have left them with financial problems.  The amount in each case is decided on individual need.  If you or another member may need help, contact President Jim Ransom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


3.  DISASTER RELIEF:     We aid communities that have suffered a natural (hurricane, tornado, or flooding) disaster.  The Foundation helps serve in many aspects of our Marine Corps Family but we need YOUR support to continue helping those in need. Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause or ask your Detachment to add a line on your annual budget.


Please make check payable to “New York Marine Corps League Foundation, Inc.” and send to:


New York Marine Corps League Foundation, Inc
307 Adams Street
Rome, New York 13440


Please earmark your check with either Scholarship or Relief Fund.  Checks without a notation will be divided equally in both funds.