American Amusement Machine Charitable Foundation

Makes $10,000 donation in memory of John Margold’s son


Chicago, IL – The AAMCF announced today the donation of $10,000 to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, an independent not-for-profit organization that provides support for the families of military personnel and veterans that are lost in service or severely wounded.  Intrepid Fallen Heroes is funded completely by donations made by the public.

Rick Kirby, the 2014 Life Time Achievement award recipient, has requested that this be his charity of choice. With money raised in Rick Kirby’s honor, this donation is made in memory of Matthew Kaufman, an Iraq combat veteran who struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Matthew is the son of Julie Shelffo and John Margold, the SVP of Sales at AMI Entertainment, past AAMA Chairman and longtime veteran of the Amusement industry.

The AAMCF would like to challenge its membership and the community to donate to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in memory of Matthew Kaufman.  Donations may be made online at or via mail to

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund


One Intrepid Square

W 46th Street & 12th Avenue

New York, NY 10036

“We want to honor Matthew’s memory and to help military families in need,” said Rick Kirby. “Our community is so generous – we believe we will be able to make a difference for those that have sacrificed for our country.”