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More than just a festival, CelticMKE also hosts the robust collections of the Ward Irish Music Archives, a successful School of Music and Summer School, an active Foundation, and year-round programming. If you are interested in helping support our work, please explore the following opportunities or give us a call at 414-476-3378.

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Donate to CelticMKE

Donations to the CelticMKE non-profit 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. These funds help us to produce original cultural programming, Milwaukee Irish Fest, concerts, workshops, provide Irish music lessons to students, preserve Irish history through archiving, and more. 

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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.

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Tommy Makem

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.

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Eugene Byrne

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.

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CelticMKE | 1532 Wauwatosa Avenue | Milwaukee, WI 53213-2623 | Phone: (414) 476-3378 | Email: info@celticmke.com

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