John Cary named Honorary Alumnus
L-R: T. Michael Bolger, JD, Medical College President and CEO; and John M. Cary, Executive Director of the MACC Fund and Honorary Alumnus ‘09.
John M. Cary, Executive Director of the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), has been named an Honorary Alumnus of The Medical College of Wisconsin for his dedication to helping children with cancer and for his great partnership with the Medical College.
The MACC Fund is a charitable organization formed in 1976 to support research into the effective treatment and cure of childhood cancer and blood disorders. Through its energetic fund-raisers featuring “a good time for a good cause,” the MACC Fund has contributed more than $40 million since its inception and has donated more than $30 million to support pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research at the Medical College. Most of this support has underwritten the annual budget for pediatric cancer research in the College’s Midwest Children’s Cancer Center.
Prior to joining the MACC Fund in 1982, Cary was the special events manager for Harnischfeger Corporation. He is an alumnus of Marquette University High School and Marquette University.
Cary was named Alumnus of the Year in 1991 for Marquette University’s College of Speech. He received the Vatican II Award for Communications from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1998. In 2004, he received the Spirit of Ignatius Award from Marquette University High School. He was the 2006 Alumnus of the Year for the Marquette University Chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit Honor Society, and he was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007.
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