COLLEGE TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS for the CHILDREN of U.S. SPECIAL FORCES MEMBERS
The Marlee Foundation's "Ernest and Gisela Hale Scholarship" (EGHS) Awards:
In the spring of 2015 this scholarship program in cooperation with the Navy Seal Museum Foundation and the Unit Scholarship Fund was created to honor my parents: CWO4 Ernest L. Hale (30 years USAF) and Gisela Hale (PhD in German Studies). To date over $220,000. in scholarships have been awarded.
The 2017 winners of the Marlee Foundation EGHS college scholarships are:
Riley B. $5,000. Cayte L. $5,000. Kailee S. $5,000. Alizabeth B. $5,000. Whitney T. $5,000. Patrick C. $5,000. Paul Alfonso S. $5,000. Samantha B. $5,000. Austin Clay R. $5,000. Cameron M. $5,000. Caleb G. $2,600. Nicole M. $2,600. Carolyn Leigh A. $2,600. Samantha M. $2,600. Katelynn C. $2,600. Allison T. $2,600. Taylor A. $2,600. Anita Lynne H. $2,600. Garrett H. $2,600.
Bailey W. $750. Timothy G. $750. Lindsey Z. $750. Johnathan G.-S. $750. Elspeth Renee C. $750.
Madison Taylor D. $500. Jaleigh J. $500. Erin Felice H. $500. Cassidy G. $500. Logan S. $500.
Sidney R. $200. Carolyn H. $200.
Why the the children of Special Forces members? In today's increasingly unstable world, their parents are typically the first responders to dangerous international situations. The sacrifices these individuals and their families are required to make deserve recognition and justify additional support from those they are helping to protect. For a Special Forces family, "having your kids end up OK" is much more challenging when one or more parents are deployed, preparing for deployment or even upon returning from deployment.
The EGHS Programs, a 2017-2020 Commitment The Marlee Foundation has committed to funding a minimum of $60,000.00 per year in EGHS awards through the year 2020. We welcome new corporate or individual sponsors to contribute. Every nickel will go to a Special Forces child's tuition, they will know who made the contribution, you will be recognized on this website and all contributions are 100% tax deductible. Please join us in expanding this much needed program.
2017 Financial Contributors: The MARLEE FOUNDATION, Inc. AJA International, Inc. Randall and Marianne McDaniel Thomas and Diane Sellew Ms. Michael Walker William and Janet Provost James Hannon "The Barry Family" Atty. Michael Hayes Esq. Michael and Christine Hale Tina Hunter Stewart Molly Rielly Bart Lothrop
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS IN HELPING US BRING THIS ALL TOGETHER:
Mr. RICK KAISER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THE NAVY SEAL MUSEUM
Mr. HENRY "Ike" EISENBARTH CHAIRMAN of the BOARD THE UNIT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Mr. JOHN LEE PRESIDENT LEGENDS INVITATIONAL, LLC
2017 APPLICATIONS - ESSAY QUESTIONS: The (31) 2017 applications were extensive and included (4) Essay Questions. After reading just a few of these 124 essays it remains crystal clear that this program is very much needed and that these children are especially deserving of our support.
The four essay questions were:
1. Please identify the one athlete or celebrity for whom I have the most respect and why.
2. If I had to live the rest of my life in a country other than the US, where would that be and why.
3. Please discuss the one animal that I have encountered that has most deeply influenced my life and why.
4. Do I consider the UN to be an effective and constructive organization? If so why, if not why not.
Please click below to read some of the answers which we have selected to allow you a little insight into the life of these young individuals
TURNING ABANDONED DOGS into THERAPY DOGS for VETERANS & CHILDREN
$10,000 MINIMUM COMMITMENT for 2017: We are now evaluating the top organizations in the U.S. which rescue abandoned dogs and train them as therapy dogs for veterans with PTSD and children with serious medical impediments. The Marlee Foundation has committed to a minimum $10,000. donation to this cause for 2017. In addition, the Marlee Foundation will match donations to this cause up to another $10,000. As usual the donations will come in the form of equipment/hard goods to ensure 100% of all donations go to the cause. The organizations selected, equipment donated and further details will appear on this website in the coming months.
Scituate, MA Officer T. Billings demonstrates operation of the VDI simulator installed in new public facility.
DRIVING SIMULATOR: An enjoyable interactive learning tool for new drivers to explore a wide variety of driving situations and road conditions. The tool is both instructional and evaluates performance while driving in a virtual 50 square mile "world" that includes city, rural, mountainous, suburban, parking lot, etc., day or night under various road conditions - sunny, raining, snowing, fog, etc.
THE MARLEE FOUNDATION SIMULATOR (MFS) PROGRAM:
FOUNDATION PURCHASES AND MAINTAINS VIRTUAL DRIVER INTERACTIVE SIMULATOR
FOUNDATION WORKS WITH LOCAL POLICE AND SCHOOLS TO INITIATE A PROGRAM FOR NEW DRIVERS.
PARENTS OF NEW DRIVERS WHO COMPLETE THE COURSE RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE FROM LOCAL POLICE RECOGNIZING SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
TRAFFIC TRAILER: A portable safety tool deployed to various areas of the town to encourage safe speeds thereby reducing accidents, educating young drivers and saving the lives of people and animals. The unit shown can be administered and monitored remotely through the cloud and gathers a wide variety of data. Solar panels keep the unit running for approximately 3 weeks before a hard recharge at the station is required.
THE MARLEE FOUNDATION TRAFFIC TRAILER PROGRAM:
FOUNDATION PURCHASES AND DONATES TRAFFIC TRAILERS TO LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS FOR DEPLOYMENT THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY
TO SAVE THE LIVES OF HUMANS AND ANIMALS BY CREATING MORE INTELLIGENT, SKILLFUL DRIVERS.
TO PROVIDE TOOLS TO THOSE THAT KEEP US SAFE SO THAT HEY CAN BE PROACTIVE IN THEIR EFFORTS.
TO BRING THE KIDS, COPS, SCHOOLS & PARENTS TOGETHER WITH A FREE PROGRAM THAT BENEFITS ALL.
THE HALF-LIFE MOVEMENT HOW TO REDUCE FACTORY FARMING ABUSES
We are sorry if this picture offends you - it offends us too! It is also dangerous to our health and to that of our children and loved ones. Join the HALF-LIFE movement and do your part to help change this!
FACTORY FARMING ABUSES: Factory farming practices and uncontrolled greed have resulted in many of the animals we eat living in such cruel, filthy conditions that they must be fed a steady diet of antibiotics to stay alive - not alive and well by any means. This is neither humane nor is it healthy for us and our children. As a society that wishes to be civilized, intelligent and live longer we can do something about this. The Marlee Foundation is dedicated to getting measures to change these practices onto state ballots. and to spreading awareness about the HALF-LIFE movement.
PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
HUMANS HAVE EVOLVED FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS EATING ANIMAL PRODUCTS SO IT IS UNLIKELY WE WILL ALL BECOME "VEGANS" OVERNIGHT.
WE HAVE BEEN EATING ANIMAL PRODUCTS LOADED WITH ANTIBIOTICS & PRESERVATIVES FOR ONLY ABOUT 50 YEARS. THESE ADDITIVES ARE REQUIRED TO OFFSET THE DIRECT EFFECTS OF FILTHY, CRUEL (but profitable!) FACTORY FARMING PRACTICES.
CANCER RATES AND AUTISM HAVE INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE LAST 50 YEARS.
THE IMPOSSIBLE CRUELTY SOME OF THESE ANIMALS SUFFER IS ONLY "OK" IF YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE - ITS NOT THAT HARD TO CHANGE BUYING AND EATING HABITS TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO OUR FOOD SUPPLIERS.
60 YEARS AGO IT WAS NOT UNCOMMON FOR DOCTORS TO SMOKE AROUND THEIR PATIENTS. NUTS, RIGHT! WELL THINGS CHANGE AND WE CAN CHANGE THIS TOO.
HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
1. SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO PUNISH CRUEL AND UNSAFE FACTORY FARMING PRACTICES. A SUCCESSFUL MASSACHUSETTS REFERENDUM WAS VOTED IN DURING THE 2016 ELECTION. OVER 100,000 SIGNATURES WERE CANVASSED TO GET THIS ON THE BALLOT. PLEASE SUPPORT SUCH MEASURES IN YOUR STATE. 2. JOIN THE HALF-LIFE MOVEMENT!
STEP 1. BUYING HABITS BUY ONLY MEAT PRODUCTS LABELED: - NO ANTIBIOTICS ADDED - HUMANELY RAISED - GRASS FED - CAGE FREE - FREE RANGE - NO NITRITES - NO PRESERVATIVES
STEP 2. BUY 1/2 THE MEAT YOU NORMALLY BUY Since these products can be up to twice as expensive use half the meat and you will spend the same money, be much healthier and probably lose weight. STEP 3. EXPLORE NEW RECIPES THAT YOU ENJOY You will be surprised at how tasty life can be with half the typical amount of meat we are used to eating. Below is a simple breakfast example that can serve 2 people for $5 total!
HALF-LIFE Avocado Toast Breakfast
"Moosh" 1/2 an avocado onto 1 large slice of interesting, toasted bread (seeded, whole grain, sourdough, etc.).
Cook one slice of humanely raised bacon or thin slices of 1/2 of a humanely raised sausage. This is very little meat but enough to provide plenty of flavor.
In a pan make a small, simple cage free, egg white omelet. Spread out and fold in the small amount of meat you have cooked.
Use the space in the pan that has been freed up to warm up a couple of tablespoons of your favorite salsa.
Finally serve the egg white omelet on top of the avocado and top with warm salsa. Complete the meal with an additional slice of toast and with organic jam.