September 2021

by Riley Gregoire, on Dec 7, 2021 3:06:36 PM

Fundraisers, Galas, and Balls!! These next few months are full of some great opportunities to celebrate and give back to our veteran nonprofit partners!

Leatherneck Ball

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is hosting its annual Leatherneck Ball this month! On October 6th, The Semper True North Foundation will be attending to support their great cause of giving back to Marine Corps families through education.

MCSF Leatherneck Ball promo

Last Chance for Applications!

Chicago chapter promo

Chicago Cohort 1

In the Chicago area? Dog Tag Inc is launching its first Chicago chapter and looking for 10 dedicated veterans, military spouses, and caregivers to join their program. 

Cohort 1 dates: 

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2021

Program Dates: January 18th-May 27th, 2022


Operation Jump 22 & MVP

OJ22 2021

MVP is partnering with Operation Jump 22 to host a skydiving fundraising event to help promote veteran mental health and bring awareness to veteran suicide. 

Want to jump out of a plane and give back to a good cause? MVP is currently looking for sponsors!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

GoJump in Oceanside, CA


What We've Been Up To

Gala 2021 Greg, Romy and Gaby

Stay In Step Gala 

Stay In Step had its annual Gala this last month and it was a great success. With the Gala being the anchor revenue source for the center, the event raised over $150,000 

MCSF Cocktail Party 9.23.21 Greg, James and Ted

MCSF Cocktail Party

True North hosted a Cocktail Party to celebrate our partnership with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. It was a great night of networking for veteran causes.

SA 9.17 Greg with whole team

Soldiers Angels' Food Distribution

The Semper Orlando Team has done it again!

Greg Parsons, Maria Carlin, Chris Proctor, and Kien Dang volunteered at the Semper-sponsored food distribution this last month feeding over 230 military families. 

Resume Building 2021-1

Dog Tag Resume Building Workshop

As part of their fellowship program, Dog Tag hosts resume-building workshops. For cohort 14, two wonderful CAVU employees, Stuart Patterson and Peter Thompson volunteered their time to help cohorts with their resumes.

9.11 memorial

BLOG: Always Remember

True North decided to reach out to Chris Vetzel, Story Coach and Program Coordinator with The Heroes Journey as well as a post 9/11 veteran, to ask him about his thoughts on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. This is what he wrote back to us 

Read Here

True North

The mission of True North, to make a positive contribution to the veteran community and inspire our peers to prioritize charitable actions, is more important than ever. The COVID-19 crisis has caused widespread uncertainty and stress, and for our nation's heroes recovering from physical injuries, seeking treatment for PTS, seeking meaningful employment, or simply providing for their families, this pandemic has exacerbated the challenges they already face. Physical distancing and social isolation have increased the need for support, and we remain committed to the partnerships that embody our True North.

As part of our mission, we strive to connect veterans and their families with the support they need. If you, or someone you know, seeks resources to help navigate the challenges of veteran transition, please let us know here.


Partnerships That Make A Difference


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