In Memory of our Founder, Ed Ward
In memory of Edward J. Ward, visionary and founder of Milwaukee Irish Fest, donations can be made to either the Tommy Makem Cultural Legacy Fund or to the CelticMKE Talent Development Fund, per Ed's request.
Donate to CelticMKE
Donations to the CelticMKE organization will be used to fund and further our mission: to promote and preserve all aspects of Irish, Irish American and Celtic culture and to instill in current and future generations, an appreciation of the heritage.
Talent Development Fund
CelticMKE will honor his memory and his legacy by continuing to carry out his vision of promoting the Irish culture throughout the Midwest. To do so, Ed helped us establish the Talent Development Fund, which will allow us to create a high-performance, sustainable organization that helps meet our strategic and operational goals through professional development and succession planning. This fund will enable us to attract, motivate, and retain productive, passionate staff members and volunteers, whilst assisting them in achieving their potential, so that we can succeed and grow.
CelticMKE is a 501 (C)3 Non-Profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible.
Gifts to the Friends of Milwaukee Irish Fest Fund will be used to fund the mission of Milwaukee Irish Fest and all that it entails.
Tommy Makem Fund
We have established the Tommy Makem Cultural Legacy Fund to award an annual grant or scholarship that promotes a living legacy of Irish Music and Culture.
Eugene Byrne Fund
Eugene loved Irish Fest, and it is fitting that his memory be preserved and celebrated by Milwaukee Irish Fest for many years to come.
Support CelticMKE on Amazon!
Are you an avid Amazon shopper? Did you know Amazon gives back to non-profit organizations like us through what they call Amazon Smile? The difference is that when you shop through Amazon Smile, they will donate to CelticMKE every time you make a purchase! All you have to do is choose CelticMKE as your organization of choice to support, through the link here, and shop from the Amazon Smile website (the specific website that ensures donations go to the organization).