Christian recording artist TobyMac launched a nonprofit foundation Tuesday in honor of his 21-year-old son, Truett Foster McKeehan, who unexpectedly died last week in Nashville.
Funds raised by the newly launched Truett Foster Foundation plan to provide college scholarships to vulnerable youth to “realize their God-given potential to change the lives of others.”
The Global Orphan Project, a Kansas City-based nonprofit, facilitates the fund in partnership with McKeehan’s family. Individuals can make tax deductible one-time or monthly donations via truett.life.
“Too many children do not have the financial ability to pursue their dreams,” the foundation website said. “We want to use this fund to help kids do just that: to get an education – to pursue music – to get the chance to chase their dreams. Truett would love that.”
McKeehan, an aspiring rapper who released music as truDog, TRU, Moxie, Shiloh and Truett Foster, died last Wednesday in Nashville’s Radnor neighborhood; his cause of death remains under investigation.
In a post last week, TobyMac shared that his son “had joy that took the room when he entered.”
“He was a magnetic son and brother and friend,” he wrote. “If you met him you knew him, you remembered him. His smile, his laugh, the encouragement he offered with words or even without. He had an untamable grand personality and dreams to match. And he hated being put in a box.”
In lieu of flowers, the family requests individuals donate to the fund.
SOURCE: Matthew Leimkuehler, Nashville Tennessean