Parsons Foundation Pledges $10 Million for Semper Fi Fund

Parsons Foundation Pledges $10 Million for Semper Fi Fund

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has announced a $10 million matching grant to the Semper Fi Fund in support of wounded, critically ill, and injured post-9/11 service members and their families.

For the sixth consecutive year, the Scottsdale-based foundation will match all donations, up to $10 million, to the fund as part of its Double Down for Veterans campaign. GoDaddy — which was founded by Bob Parsons, a former Marine who served in Vietnam — has made an initial $50,000 donation to the campaign. The Semper Fi Fund's programs for veterans include adaptive housing and transportation, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) care and education, family and caregiver support, unit reunions, mentoring and apprenticeships, and education and career transition assistance.

"Our mission is based on a simple principle — be there to support our country's heroes in their time of need," said Semper Fi Fund founder, president, and executive director Karen Guenther. "Thanks to the amazing support of Bob and Renee Parsons, we are able to extend critical resources to more veterans and deserving families than ever before."

"Bob & Renee Parsons Double Down for Veterans With $10 Million Challenge." Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Press Release 11/08/2017.