--2018 Grants Will Benefit Military Children Immediately--
ASHBURN, VIRGINIA – DECEMBER 5, 2018 – Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund announces the disbursement of $4,238,500 in grants for college scholarships and education programs for military families. Founded in 2014, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund honors service and sacrifice of veterans and military family members through education programs and scholarships. Since its inception, the Fund has awarded $12,000.000 in education grants.
The latest awards include a grant to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation for college scholarships for children who have lost a parent in the line of military duty. Grants were also awarded to partner nonprofit organizations including Folds of Honor, Freedom Alliance, and No Greater Sacrifice Foundation to fund scholarships for “Gold Star Children” and children of disabled servicemen and women.
Additionally, the Fund supported veteran education programs through a grant to the Commit Foundation; college scholarships for military spouses and children through the Army Scholarship Foundation; and education services provided by Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).
“We’ve had an extremely busy fundraising year with events in Houston, NY, FL, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. We thank our many sponsors and donors for their continued trust, confidence, and support. Our 2018 funding will benefit military children and families immediately,” said Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund President MaryEllen Picciuto.
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 $12 million in college scholarships, funding over 1,000 students, and growing. To learn more or to support the mission of Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, visit www. JohnnyMac.org