About Tommy Makem Memorial Fund
As tribute to Tommy Makem, a friend of Milwaukee Irish Fest, the Tommy Makem Cultural Legacy Fund to award an annual grant or scholarship that promotes a living legacy of Irish Music and Culture.
Milwaukee Irish Fest has provided a $25,000 challenge match to get the fund started. For every dollar donated to the fund, Milwaukee Irish Fest will match it with a dollar up to a $25,000 maximum. In addition, Irish Fest Founder Ed Ward and his wife Cathy have provided a $5,000 challenge match that will match $1 for every $2 donated to the fund. A gift of $1,000 will result in a $1,500 match from Irish Fest and the Ward pledge.