The Greater Columbia Marine Foundation (GCMF) Mission Statement (Amended 6 March 2008)
The Greater Columbia Marine Foundation is organized to promote the value of the United States Marine Corps within the Greater Columbia area through its leadership and actions. The Foundation activities will provide the state with a greater awareness of the presence of Marine Corps organizations and promote the important functions these organizations serve relative to the social and economic welfare of the Greater Columbia area and when feasible South Carolina.
The Foundation will also promote and support the quality of life of all Marines, active and retired, and their families, thus placing into action our standard of "Marines taking care of our own."
In support of the Foundation's mission the following general goals are established:
- A. To support the United States Marine Corps and its Reserve by providing a capability to coordinate the activities
of various Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, and Marine Corps related entities in South Carolina.
B. To enhance the Marine Corps image throughout South Carolina.
C. To establish an integrated, unified Marine Corps presence in South Carolina.
D. To assist Marine Corps recruiting through various support and recognition activities and visible leadership.
E. To support the improvement of the quality of life of individual Marines and their families.