PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Mac Miller Fund is gifting $100,000 to music programs for teens at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA.
The YMCA Lighthouse Project says the grant, which will be paid over a three-year period, will help the resurgence of the Tuff Sound Recording Apprenticeship Program. It’ll help the YMCA Lighthouse Project continue operations and train teens to become sound engineers.READ MORE: 1 Taken To Hospital After Uptown Pittsburgh Shooting
“He cared very much about working to make the world a kinder place and we will continue to do just that,” his family said in a statement announcing the fund.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Officials Recapture Nearly $800 Million In Unemployment Benefits From Fraudsters
The Mac Miller fund, created last year, has raised almost $1 million to give teens a future in music.MORE NEWS: Not Every Ride Will Be Running When Kennywood Opens In May
From Pittsburgh and beyond, Malcolm “Mac Miller” McCormick was a well known name in the music industry. The 26-year-old was living in Los Angeles when he died of an accidental drug overdose Sept. 7, 2018.