For those of you who knew Dick “Mac” McEldowney, you know why we embarked on this journey. For those who did not have the privilege to know Mac, we ask that you come to know our mission.


​Since its inception in 2003, Mac’s Fund has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to college bound seniors from each of our nine Blair County high schools—20 scholarships totaling $20,000 in 2015 alone. 

Mac’s Irish Bash is the sole fundraising event for the McEldowney Academic Fund. Our 13th annual Mac’s Irish Bash will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona from 6pm to midnight.