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Tommy Makem Cultural Legacy Fund

Tommy Makem, a legend among the Irish Music world, passed away in 2007. He was an internationally celebrated folk artist, poet and storyteller who loved Milwaukee Irish Fest and was an advocate and supporter for 30 years.

As a tribute to this friend of Milwaukee Irish Fest, 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.

Help us fund this lasting legacy for a legend and a dear friend. Consider our giving levels outlined below, and make your donation online by clicking the button below. You are also welcome to mail a check made out to Milwaukee Irish Fest to: Milwaukee Irish Fest, Attn: Tommy Makem Fund, 1532 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213.

Irish Festivals, Inc. is a 501 (C)3 Non-Profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible. Click the button below and choose Tommy Makem Fund under "Choose Desired Fund."

Tommy Makem

Photo: Thom Hindle

Giving Levels

Friends Song Club ($100+)
Legacy Friend: Bronze ($500+)
Legacy Friend: Silver ($1,000+)
Legacy Friend: Gold ($2,500+)
Legacy Friend: Platinum ($5,000+)


Thank you to our Donors

$25-$99​ $100-$249 $250-$499 $500-$999 $1,000-$2,499 $5,000+
Donation in memory of Betty Mikush
Scotty Allen in memory of Don Clark
Carol Boers
Donation in memory of Don Clark
Donation in memory of Jim Finnerty
Susan Kenealy
Donation in memory of Mike Langer
Donation in memory of Tom Riepenhoff
Susan Riordan
Ken Schmidt
Donation in memory of Bill Starr
Donation in memory of Dick Stroud
Ken Tehan
Donation in memory of Maureen Tyler
Donation in memory of Chuck Ward
Donation in memory of Olive O'Hara Witt
Kathleen Zabala
Dennis and Anne Abere
Jane Anderson
Paul and Peggy Baker
Thomas Barrett
Kathy Beier in memory of Mike Langer
Bernie Beutner
Maura K. Byrne
Marty Cahill
Wilma Crawford
John and Linda Daley
Jim and Julie Hegedus
Andrea Hegedus
Constance Holth
Peter LaBonte
Mad Gael Productions
John Maher
Make a Wish Foundation
Maryann McTeague Keifer and Tom Keifer
Matt "Celtic" Kilroy
John T. McCarthy
The McGovern Family
Joan Mueller
Northwoods Software Development
Tom O'Connell
Peoria Irish Fest
John and Deborah Popp
Margaret Rathunde
Brigid Buller Rooney
Daniel Schlitz
Ivo Spalatin
Ken and Terre Sullivan
Syracuse Irish Fest
Tom and Marlene Wiseman
Jeanne and William Zahn

Catholic Financial Life
William and Bolette Goldammer
Catherine Tully
Waukesha County
Community Foundation
/D'Angelo Family Fund

Kansas City Irish Fest
Michigan Irish Music Festival
​Kevin O'Shea
Larry Rosenberg
Michael Slattery
Mary Stephany Trimmler
Kevin Walsh

Ellen Garrett
Timothy Keane
Frank Page
Milwaukee Irish Fest
John Shiely
Ed and Cathy Ward


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