Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund

By Bob Druckman, Publisher
South Huntsville Neighbors

The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund honors Military Service and sacrifice by providing scholarships to veterans and military family members, particularly children of our nations fallen and disabled.

Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville is proud to partner with the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund as a Corporate Sponsor.

           Inspired by the death of Colonel John “Johnny Mac” McHugh, who was killed in action in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 18, 2010, the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund is dedicated to helping military families in need.

With a mission to give back to those who have given so much, the foundation has successfully raised money to help surviving military families acquire financial stability.

            “At Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, we believe it is our duty to help the children of the fallen,realize their college dreams. It’s the least we can do to honor the service and sacrifice of their parents.” said MaryEllen Picciuto, President of Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund.

            For every Mercedes-Benz vehicle sold in the U.S. this year, Mercedes-Benz will make a donation to the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund. Time and again, America’s military members and their families are asked to give of themselves for the rest of us. While they ask so little in return, we owe them so much.

            Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund announced the disbursement of $4,296,000 in grants for college scholarships and education programs benefitting military families. The latest award includes scholarship grants to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Folds of Honor, Freedom Alliance, and No Greater Sacrifice for “Gold Star Children” and children of disabled servicemen and women. Further funding was provided to additional grantees for veteran and military spouse scholarships and other education services for military families. This latest investment, which will fund more than 750 scholarships for military children of the fallen or disabled, will be implemented immediately by grantees. Since 2014 over $16 million has been raised. For every $1 raised, 95 cents is designated for the kids.

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