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MARINE CORPS RESERVE ASSOCIATION INC

aka MCRA   |   Stafford, VA   |  https://www.usmcra.org/

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MARINE CORPS RESERVE ASSOCIATION INC

EIN: 53-0235297


Mission

To serve members of the Marine Corps Reserve through promotion of professional development, advocacy for the Marine Corps Reserve, furthering the relevance and value of the Marine Corps Reserve and its individual members, and advancing the interests of the total United States Marine Corps in order to preserve the security of the United States. Our vision is to be the premier support organization for the Marine Corps Reserve, its members, families and supporters past, present and future

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Colonel Robert Donaghue

Main address

3619 Jefferson Davis Hwy Suite 115

Stafford, VA 22554 USA

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Formerly known as

Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association

EIN

53-0235297

Subject area info

Vocational education

Higher education

Voluntarism

Mental health counseling

Social media

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Population served info

Adults

Military personnel

Veterans

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(19) Post or Organizations of War Veterans

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To address that the United States recognizes the need to continue to maintain a United States Marine Corps and a United States Marine Corps Reserve; and Maintain Relevancy between the Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserve.

Our programs

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

Congressional Leadership Award

The "Frank M. Tejeda Congressional Leadership Award" is presented each year by the MCRA to a member of the Unites States Congress who demonstrates the qualities of leadership, self-sacrifice to ones country and an unwavering commitment to a strong national defense so exemplified by Congressman Frank Tejeda.

Population(s) Served
Adults

One of the core elements in basic officer training is land navigation. After nearly six weeks of training Marine Corps Lieutenants. compete in day and night time courses. The Lieutenant with the highest combined score is presented the "Excellence in Land Navigation" award at Officer graduation. Since 1994 The MCRA has been privileged to sponsor the award named in the honor of 1st Lt. Keith Wells, USMCR. Lt Wells received the Silver Star, our Nation's second highest award for bravery for his actions at Iwo Jima.

Population(s) Served

The effects of the Marine Corps JROTC program reach far beyond the classroom and into the community in developing character, leadership, and civic responsibility in tens of thousands of America's kids. The program at its essence is a character education program. The program keeps kids in school, helps them find their way during the turbulent teenage years, and assists them in becoming productive members of their community. The program produces young men and women who are ready to accept the responsibilities as well as the privileges of citizenship. We are rightfully proud of our contribution to America's future and thankful for the dedicated instructors, staff, school administrators, and communities whose hard work and commitment make the program's success possible. For 32 years The Association has been sponsoring this program. The highest award a unit can receive is the MCRA Unit Award.

Population(s) Served

United States Marines that serve in the Reserves are required to attend the same level of Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) as those that serve on Active Duty. EPME provides a continuum of education to improve leadership, sharpen critical and creative thinking skills, and deepen Marines understanding of warfighting concepts in distributed and joint environments. The goal is to create ethical, professional leaders who make sound decisions in complex operational situations.

The Marine Corps Reserve Association recognizes the Honor Graduate - "Gung Ho" - Academic Excellence recipient in each reserve class. These reserve classes are taught across the United States. It is important to point out that in addition to holding a full time civilian job these Marines still complete their required EPME, a true feat in itself.

Population(s) Served
Alaskan Natives
American Indians
Multiracial people
People of African descent
Academics
Alaskan Natives
American Indians
Multiracial people
People of African descent
Academics

Disaster can strike anywhere. When that occurs, The Association takes action to support Marines in need. We have sponsored food trucks, replaced roofs, coordinated the delivery of clothes - furniture, even kitchen items to hurricane, flood and wildfire victims. Even computers to school children who are unable to purchase themselves.

Population(s) Served
Retired people
Self-employed people
Veterans

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free participants in conferences

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The location of the Professional Development provides the number of attendees. The guest panel members will discuss current topics of interest and answer questions from the attendees.

Total number of audience members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

*Foster the advancement of the professional knowledge of the members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve;
*Promote the interest of the Marine Corps Reserve in the Marine Corps and the interest of the Marine Corps in its Reserve;
*Represent and assist individual members and their families; and
Promote the interests of the United States Marine Corps in the broadest and most liberal manner to the end that it may advance the welfare of and serve to preserve the security of the United States.

*The Organization will hold Professional Development seminars and meetings in order to foster the advancement of the professional knowledge within the MCRA.
*Joint meetings between the United States Marine Corps and the United States Marine Corps Reserve to discuss vital strategies and goals of both organizations will greatly increase the value of each organization to one another. *Develop a more effective use of the various Social Media programs available to this organization which will in turn increase the efficiency and effective productivity of the organization in its ability to better communicate its missions and capabilities in assisting the USMC and USMCR community.

The USMCRA will hold both Monthly Phone conferences and webinars to better distribute the professional attributes and requirements to the Membership. The use of the available Social Media programs will greatly enhance the goals of the distribution of professional development. Combining the above with Semi-Annual and Annual Board Meetings as well as a once-a-month phone conference will keep all Board Members and Officers of the USMCRA updated in the latest information and informed of any changes of the goals and missions of the USMCRA. *Discussion panels will be conducted annually which will involve members from both the Active Duty and the Reserve sides of the Marine Corps.

Our increase in the usage of current social media programs and software has already impacted the growth of our membership. More meetings have resulted in better informed Directors and Officers within the Organization which in turn has resulted in a better professionally developed membership.

How we listen

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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 identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

MARINE CORPS RESERVE ASSOCIATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

MARINE CORPS RESERVE ASSOCIATION INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Colonel Robert Donaghue

Bob was born in Lowell, MA and graduated from the U of MA. He entered the Marine Corps through the Officer Candidate Program and was commissioned in November 1972. Following his officer basic training he was assigned to the 2D Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC serving in various battery and battalion billets, even serving at Guantanamo, Cuba. He has served with 3D Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan; Marine Barracks, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, DC; Recruiting Station, Boston, MA; and with the 2D Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC. He completed 32 years of service in the Marine Corps retiring as a Colonel. In addition to military work, Bob worked at the Brighams & Women's Hospital as the Security Operations Manager. Retiring after 20+ years of service.

MARINE CORPS RESERVE ASSOCIATION INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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MARINE CORPS RESERVE ASSOCIATION INC

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
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Board chair

Colonel Bob Donaghue

Frank Corte

Treasurer

Board leadership practices

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    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