The Waterloo Community Foundation has announced the establishment of the Mac McCausland Endowment for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley.

This endowment is named in memory of Mac McCausland, a longtime, active supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley. He was known for his fundraising expertise, raising money to build a new outdoor basketball court and a new wood floor in the gym, and eventually was part of a team that raised $6.5 million to build the new Teen and Educational Center.

This endowment fund is part of the Boys and Girls Clubs’ three-tier commitment that defined their “Together We Can” capital campaign. The priority of the pledge distribution from this campaign was given toward the construction of the Teen and Educational Center and building updates at the 515 Lime Street location. The goal for any remaining funds was to distribute to an endowment fund to provide long-term sustainable funding for Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley.

Boys and Girls Clubs’ CEO, James Lee, said, “Mac was a huge advocate of the Club and of Waterloo. This fund is the most fitting way to honor him because it will provide ongoing support for a place he cared so much about. We don’t know what kind of challenges or opportunities are ahead, but having this kind of stable, enduring support makes a huge difference in how we can step into the future”.

The Boys and Girls Clubs’ goal is to reach a $1.5 million endowment to provide program support for many years to come. They currently hold a total of $350,000 between endowment funds with both the Waterloo Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

Individuals or businesses interested in supporting the Mac McCausland Endowment for Boys and Girls Club of the Cedar Valley may send tax-deductible donations to the Waterloo Community Foundation at 425 Cedar Street, Suite 320 Waterloo, IA 50701 or give online at https://wloocf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1825.