Marine Corps League - RGV Detachment Subordinate

Once A Marine, Always A Marine!

aka MCL-RGV Detachment   |   Harlingen, TX   |
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Marine Corps League - RGV Detachment

EIN: 82-4002350  Subordinate info


The Marine Corps League - Rio Grande Valley Detachment is dedicated to perpetuating and promoting the values of the United States Marine Corps.

Ruling year info



Sean Downey

Main address

PO Box 532620

Harlingen, TX 78553 USA

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Subject area info

Community organizing

Population served info


NTEE code info

Fraternal Societies (Y40)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (V12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(4) Civic Leagues and Social Welfare Organizations

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.




Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The population of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) encompassing the counties of Hidalgo, Willacy, Starr, and Cameron, are ranked in the top 10 poorest in the state of Texas, making it the poorest region. There RGV veteran population

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Supporting Marines and Veterans in the Rio Grande Valley.

Assisting Marines and other Veterans throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Marine Corps League - RGV Detachment

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Marine Corps League - RGV Detachment

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $4,718
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $3,321
Special Events $26,369
Other Revenue $282
Total Revenue $34,689
Program Services $900
Administration $1,582
Fundraising $3,524
Payments to Affiliates $2,510
Other Expenses $13,895
Total Expenses $22,411

Marine Corps League - RGV Detachment

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $13,499
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $13,249


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Sean Downey

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Marine Corps League - RGV Detachment

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Sean Downey

5x5 Brewing Co. LLC

Term: 2021 - 2022

German Garza

Brick & Stone Realty

Gregory Sumner

Eddie Sanchez

Centene Corporation - Superior Health Plan

Ricardo Herrera


Lilia Garcia

Veterans Administration

Cory Dressler

Veterans Administration

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/25/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.