Support for Art and Community

David Bruce McMahan’s Support For Community Projects

Bruce McMahan’s many charitable humanitarian efforts extend beyond his own foundations. He has also worked actively to support the efforts and fundraising of other foundations that serve various communities.

McMahan served as Chairman of the Securities Industry Fund Raising for AHRC (Association For the Help of Retarded Children, New York Chapter). His fund raising efforts were among the most successful ever conducted by the AHRC.

He provided his private jet to help Brian Swirsky get a team of doctors to Biloxi, Mississippi in the immediate wake of Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005 (see

McMahan, who is the father of two young children, donated the playground equipment for the Fisher Island Playground.

Bruce McMahan also supported the efforts of his employee and friend, Jose Fuyana, when Fuyana organized You & Me Together, whose mission is to empower impoverished children through education, sports and other positive extracurricular activities.

McMahan hosted a fundraiser for Conservacion Patagonia and the The Conservation Land Trust.

David Bruce McMahan’s Support For Art And Innovation

McMahan has proudly supported the Art For Soldiers Foundation founded and chaired by his daughter, Heather McMahan.

David Bruce McMahan’s vision of a street legal race car as a work of art led him to sponsor Marlon Kirby’s (of Maxximus Technologies) invention, the G-Force car (updates available on Twitter and Facebook). The G-Force has already broken three acceleration records; more record-breaking runs are planned.

Bruce McMahan supported the launch of the Miklós Rózsa Centenary Project for recording and performing the Hungarian master’s music. His sponsorship made it possible for internationally renowned violinist Anastasia Khitruk to record the Violin Concerto, Op. 24, and Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 29, (the latter with cellist Andrey Tchekmazov). These were recorded in 2007 at the Russian State TV & Radio Company Kultura – Studio 5 in Moscow, Russia, with Dmitry Yablonsky conducting the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. The sessions were engineered by Aleksandr Karasev and produced by Lubov Doronina.The landmark recording, ROZSA: Violin Concerto / Sinfonia Concertante, was released by Naxos.

McMahan has also sponsored the documentary, produced by his daughter Alison McMahan, Bare Hands and Wooden Limbs, about the extraordinary village of Veal Thom and the two men from opposing sides of the war who work together to make this village of landmine survivors possible.