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Call: 269.695.2212

SEMPER FI COMPANY PRESENTS


1983 - 2004

CPL IAN W STEWART MEMORIAL FUND

MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

DONATING 1 - $2,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS EACH YEAR

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE FUND

CLICK HERE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
(You will be redirected to the Michigan Gateway Foundation Website)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF CPL IAN STEWART, NEPHEW OF SEMPER FI COMPANY, OWNER, PAM BENNETT

Administered by:

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation

111 Days Avenue
Buchanan, Mi 49107

Phone: 269-695-3521
Fax: 269-695-4250

ABOUT IAN

Cpl. Ian Stewart was killed fighting for his country in Fallujah, Iraq, serving with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion of the 5th Marines of the 1st Marine Division from Camp Pendleton, California.

He was born the son of Dana, Jr. and Dawn Bennett Stewart. He was the nephew of Semper Fi Company Owner, Pam Bennett

TRIBUTE TO IAN:

"To us who stand afar off we applaud them, for they are a people who are to be admired…To the vast numbers of earthly domain his is unknown, but to those of us who learned to love Marine Corporal Ian W. Stewart, we can only stand, admire and-salute."

Great Uncle Guerdon Bushnell,
Retired USAF, WWII

Ian's Thoughts:

About family

"One of the best things about my parents and all of my family is that they are all supportive of anything I do. Not only are they supportive of my decisions but also they help me out to get where I want to be."

About Going into the Marines

"Now I have a good idea about my future, but I don't know what exactly will happen. I'm really proud to say where I'm going with my life. Sometimes I think about leaving and it is a little saddening. I'm leaving everything I know. The biggest part for me is leaving my friends. I realize that we all have to move on and I might as well lead."

About his Faith

"We must be on guard so that we never get caught up in wanting our own way. And we must not turn our religion into a circus. We must never try to get Christ to serve us instead of us serving Him." (passage from 1 Corinthians that Ian marked in his boot camp Bible)

ABOUT THIS FUND

The Semper Fi Company/Cpl. Ian Stewart, U.S.M.C. Memorial Fund is a donor advised fund.

To honor the memory of her nephew, Ian Stewart, Pam Bennett established this fund. This fund currently serves to help Marines, active and reserve with college tuition. The fund, held and managed by Michigan Gateway Community Foundation, accepts contributions from individuals, businesses and organizations with a desire to support the needs of Marines in the service to their country.

This fund shall be used only for charitable, educational and/or human service purposes in furtherance of the mission of Michigan Gateway Community Foundation.