The Heart Of A Marine Foundation - Proudly serving all branches of the United States Armed Forces
Our Strength. Our Energy. The Reason. In memory, honor, and spirit of Marine Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank.


  • Foundation gifts Army Medal of Honor Recipients

    The Heart Of A Marine Foundation was given Army Commemorative watches. Wonderful, beautiful timepieces. We knew we had to be very mindful when presenting these to individuals. The answer was clear: Army Medal of Honor Recipients. 

    We contacted the Medal of Honor Society in South Carolina. As privacy is an issue, we sent 60+ watches to the Director of Operations at the Medal of Honor Society. She in turn, send them to each living Army Medal of Honor Recipient. 

    We never expected anything in return. What we did receive were wonderful hand written notes, and expressions of gratitude from many recipients. 

    Pictured here is our beloved Al Lynch when he received his watch!

  • Zeigler Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Schaumburg event

    On Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 Zeigler Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Schaumburg offered The Heart Of A Marine Foundation $50 for each new vehicle sold. 

    Our many thanks to the management and staff of Zeigler! 

    The Heart Of A Marine Foundation presented Zeigler general sales manager, Lou (a Marine!) with a Marine Corps birthday cake, and USMC logoed outerwear. 

  • Winter coats and outerwear to veterans!

    The Chicago winter is upon us, and The Heart Of A Marine Foundation is proud to be able to donate winter coats and warm fleece outerwear to veterans! 

    On Thursday, November 2 we donated Navy logoed coats, hoodies, and shirts to the Midwest Veterans Closet. The Midwest Veterans Closet is located on Green Bay Road in North Chicago, just minutes from Great Lakes Naval Station. We are excited to get these wonderful, warm, Navy items to those who really appreciate them!

    We also made a visit to the Eddie Beard Transitional Home for Veterans with donations of winter coats, fleece hoodies, athletic socks, and personal care items. 

    To all of our veterans, stay warm! 

  • Foundation assists an all female veteran event

    The Heart Of A Marine Foundation was proud to donate and be a part of an all female veteran event. The gathering of female veterans was coordinated by the National Women Veteran's Center, and held on the campus of Chicago State University. 

    The Heart Of A Marine Foundation donated over 40 containers of NEW clothing, outerwear, boots, and personal care items to the ladies! We needed transportation assistance to deliver all of our donations. Roy and Dell loaded up the rental truck and headed to the event site.

  • Motorcycle rally benefits The Foundation

    Randy's Cycle, located in Marengo, was host to a motorcycle rally to benefit The Heart Of A Marine Foundation. 

    We were blessed with beautiful weather and wonderful camaraderie! 

    Thanks to Randy's and all who came out in support! 


  • Foundation guitar donation inspires mini-concert!

    The Heart Of A Marine Foundation recently made a donation of 15 new guitars to the Bay County Veteran Center in Panama City Florida. 

    On Monday, August 21 the Vet Center hosted an open house to celebrate the conclusion of a 10 week music therapy program with the guitars. Veterans presented their new skills with a demonstration/concert. 

    The Heart Of A Marine Foundation is proud to have such an instrumental (pun intended!) part in this wonderful program and event!  

    Congratulations to the veterans on completion of their session and to the Bay County Veteran Center for their support!

    Guitar donation Vet Center thank you.pdf

  • Zeigler Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Schaumburg Donation

    Thanks to the wonderful management and staff at Zeigler Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Schaumburg for their support and generosity! They presented The Foundation with a check for $5,000 for their fundraising efforts over the Memorial Day weekend.


  • Memorable Memorial Day weekend at Ziegler of Schaumburg

    When we left Ziegler Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Schaumburg on Monday evening, 49 new vehicles were sold over the 3 day weekend, and some 11th hour deals being made!!

    Our deepest thanks to the Ziegler sales team, and all new Ziegler vehicle owners for making this a wonderful weekend for The Heart Of A Marine Foundation!


    Gabe drew the winning raffle ticket for the Cubs purse.....Congrats to Natalie M!

  • Zeigler Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Schaumburg event

    The Heart Of A Marine Foundation is once again proud to announce a partnership with Zeigler Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Schaumburg over Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to everyone in the Ziegler team for everything! As of Saturday late afternoon, there were 20 new vehicles sold! Thanks to all of the new car owners for their support!

    Today, Monday, May 29 there will be a cookout, raffles, give-a-ways. We are taking donations of travel size personal items for homeless veterans: toothpaste, tooth brushes, shampoo, etc.  

    Please join us!


    208 W. Golf Road Schaumburg 

  • Jerseypine Cruisers, the Daily Herald, and our THANKS!

    The Heart Of A Marine Foundation is grateful for the support of the Jerseypine Cruisers and the Daily Herald newspaper for their fundraising efforts! 

    We could not do, what we do, without you!

    Jerseypine Cruisers raised over $1,200 and the Daily Herald over $940. 

    We are humbled by your efforts, energy, and support. 

    Thank you so much!!


  • The Foundation assists veterans with a donation of new guitars!

    The Heart Of A Marine Foundation and our Morale Up! program has made a significant donation to the Bay County Vet Center in Panama City Florida. 

    On a recent vacation, Roy and Georgette happened into a veterans center in Panama City Florida. 

    After talking with several facilitators of the center and assessing the needs of the veterans there, The Heart Of A Marine Foundation is proud to announce the donation of 15 new guitars to be used in music therapy classes. Dubbed the "Awesome Guitar Group" veterans at Bay County Vet Center have begun classes. We look forward to their recital concert! 


  • Foundation donation to the Eddie Beard Home for Veterans

    On Thursday, May 11, The Heart Of A Marine Foundation was pleased to make several donations to the Eddie Beard Transitional Home for Veterans. About a month ago, we had delivered new commercial grade refrigerator and stove. We finally paid them a visit! 

    While we were there, the Foundation presented other items donated by our supporters: 

    New small appliances for the kitchen and dishes

    New casual outerwear, shoes, and boots 

    Personal care items; soap, toothpaste, and shampoo 

    It is always a pleasure to spend time at the Eddie Beard Home. 

    After all, the kitchen is named for Phil! 

  • Medal of Honor Recipient Al Lynch and Foundation at community event

    Tuesday, May 9 was the finale to the Fittest Loser competition. 

    Hosted by Push Fitness and the Daily Herald, the main competitors were military veterans. 

    The Heart Of A Marine Foundation was pleased to partner with Push and the Herald throughout the 12 weeks, and we were most honored to present Medal of Honor recipient Al Lynch as the key note speaker to the finale. 

    As always, Al elevates an event. His words were poignant, humorous, and spot on!


  • Shinnyo-en Buddhist Temple assists veterans through The Foundation

    The Shinnyo-en Buddhist Temple in Elk Grove held their community service day on Sunday, May 7. One of the organizations to benefit from their extreme generosity was The Heart Of A Marine Foundation. 

    The Shinnyo-en Temple provided items needed to make personal care packets for female homeless veterans. The CCC of Elk Grove constructed the packets at the Sunday event. 

    The Foundation will distribute the packets to female homeless veterans this fall.

    Thanks to Marianne at Shinnyo-en and our friends at the CCC! 


  • Mario Tricoci and the Ram Restaurant host Fisher House residents

    .....and a GREAT time was had by all.....

    Residents of Fisher House, located on the Hines VA campus, were treated by The Heart Of A Marine Foundation for an afternoon of pampering at Mario Tricoci in Schaumburg. Each lady received two services of their choice and a complete makeup makeover. 

    Their day concluded with a reveal dinner at the Ram Restaurant & Brewery in Schaumburg. 

    Our sincere thanks and gratitude to Jessica at Mario's and Jeff at the Ram for their gererosity, hospitality, and professionalism. You mean the world to us!


  • We Challenge You to 22

    Thank you to everyone who came to the Elk Grove Pavilion to experience 

    We Challenge You to 22

    Beginning with a wonderful commemoration for all military who have died by their own hand, Georgette Frank and Lynn Nash, a Navy Mom who knows this pain personally, lead Push Fitness Fittest Loser contestants, trainers, and other military volunteers in 22 pushups. 

    The remainer of the event was fun filled exercise, completing 22 reps of various exercises!


  • NBC 5 Chicago's "Making a Difference" interview

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