ASHBURN, VIRGINIA—NOVEMBER 6, 2017—Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund is pleased to announce that its recent 2nd Atlanta Gala raised over $1,000,000 in support of its mission of giving back through education to military veterans and their family members. Over 500 people attended the event on October 27, 2017 at The St. Regis Atlanta. ABC TV star Jason Ritter of “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” hosted the gala, and keynote speaker Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo provided perspective on selfless service and current affairs.
The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, founded by fellow graduates and classmates of West Point, is inspired by Colonel John “Johnny Mac” McHugh, killed in action in Afghanistan May 18, 2010. An Army aviator, Colonel McHugh served 24 years in the U.S. Army, and is remembered as a selfless soldier, leader, family man, and friend.
“Our military has been deployed on combat operations for over 16 years. We’re here to let them know that we care, that we will honor their sacrifice with more than just words, but with actions,” stated Steve Cannon, co-founder of the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund and CEO of AMB Group, LLC.
The title sponsor for the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund 2nd Atlanta Gala was Mercedes-Benz. The gala was also generously sponsored by dozens of corporations and organizations including Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, ADP, AutoNation, CBS Radio, Chick-fil-A Foundation, Knight Point Systems, NuLife Med LLC, and Southern Company.
About Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund
Established in 2014, the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring military service and sacrifice by providing college scholarships to veterans and military family members, particularly children of our nation’s fallen. The fund is inspired by Colonel John “Johnny Mac” McHugh, KIA in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 18, 2010. To date, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund has awarded $6 million in college scholarships, funding over 700 students. To learn more or to support the mission of Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, visit www. JohnnyMac.org