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Financial Intelligence: Summer/Fall 2019

Ed and Cecelia Mackey

Ed and Cecelia Mackey

Ed and Cecelia Mackey believe education serves as a catalyst to improve people’s lives.

They are proud of the fact that the education they provided their children has enriched their lives and fostered great success; supporting IUP students perpetuates their desire to help others and make the world a better place.

Recently, they and their children, who oversee the Mackey Family Charitable Trust, have invested in the preparation of future business leaders by supporting Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s financial trading room. The room has been named in honor of the family.

The Mackey family

In the fall of 2018, the Mackey family took a moment to pose in the Mackey Lobby, an area of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex named in recognition of the family’s support of the facility. From left are Loren Mackey Alico ’92, M’93, Cecelia and Ed Mackey, Lisa Mackey Thomas ’88, and Edward Mackey Jr.

“We met some of the business students on a tour and watched presentations they were making that day,” Ed said. “They were very smart.”

The financial trading room provides students with up-to-the-minute news and financial information and access to a Bloomberg Terminal, an industry-grade, comprehensive data-monitoring and analytical tool that provides real-time movements in global markets. The gift reflects Ed’s own financial career as a senior vice president with Merrill Lynch.

Supporting Eberly students adds to the Mackeys’ longtime support of IUP. Both Ed and Cecelia have served on the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors. They’ve created the Mackey Family Endowed Scholarship and supported the IUP Business Athletic Scholarship Program, as well as the renovation of Breezedale Alumni Center in the 1980s.