The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund (MSLF) was founded in 2004 with a simple goal: to provide educational assistance grants to the children of Massachusetts Servicemembers who were killed while deployed on Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. We are proud to report that we are accomplishing our founding objective thanks to the support of individuals and organizations throughout the United States.
The MSLF has raised over $4.5 Million and will continue to enhance the educational pursuits of its 50 families and 82 children. If an individual is a child of a Servicemember, whose service is credited to Massachusetts and who gave their life in Operation Enduring or Iraqi Freedom, he/she qualifies.
Currently, our children are attending a number of schools such as the University of Texas, Stonehill College and Quinnipiac University. They are pursuing careers in engineering, music and environmental studies. We are grateful for the support of our donors and together will work to continue to support the educational goals of our families.
This August six MSLF children are entering their freshman year of college. This is our largest number of students to date. Currently, we have over 10 kids attending college and what an honor to support them in their pursuit of higher education.
The 9th Annual 9/11 Memorial MSLF Tournament was held August 25-August 27th. Army SGT Glenn Allison of Pittsfield was honored at the tournament. SGT Allison died in 2003 in Iraq at 23, his family including his daughter Kaliegh, 20 and a student at MCLA were in attendance. Thank you to Fenway Westfield for continuing to honor the legacy of Massachusetts Fallen. Fenway Westfield is undergoing a large transformation to learn more and to donate please see their fundraising page.
Centinel Financial Group will host a golf tournament for the MSLF on September 8th at the Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston on September 8th. Last year the golf tournament raised over $4K for our families. Thank you to all who donated!
The 6th Annual Military Appreciation Golf Day will be held at Marlborough Country Club on October 19th. Cost is free for military veterans, $75 for non-military. Marlborough Country Club has raised over $30K towards education grants for our families!
Thank you to Whole Foods Dimes to Dollars program for the generous donation totaling over $11K! The MSLF was chosen over Memorial Day weekend as a way to honor those local servicemembers and their families. More information about the Dimes to Dollars program is available here.
Our 2016 Annual Report is here. What a year for our families! Thank you to our donors and supporters. We are grateful as we continue to honor the legacy of Massachusetts Fallen Heroes.
Thank you yet again to Eaton Vance, Natixis, Putnam and MFS are co-hosting the Finance Beanpot raising money for the MSLF. This year Brown Brothers Harriman and Wellington joined the furdraiser. The Finance Beanpot raised over $55k this year and over $100k in just three years. We are so grateful for their support! To learn more and support this event, please see the 3rd annual finance beanpot.
Since its founding in 2004 the MSLF has granted over $1 Million in education grants to the children of Massachusetts residents who died in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. Thank you to our donors and supporters for helping us achieve this goal. It's an honor to support these deserving families and continue to honor the legacy of our local fallen heroes.
MSLF Families and Supporters