A Memorial Scholarship Fund

In my random thoughts yesterday, I made mention that I am preparing for a fundraiser garage sale.  I am because the fundraiser is a memorial scholarship fund that began a year after my brother-in-law was killed in a single car accident.  Nothing prepares a person for something like this.  To lose someone is tragic enough, however there are no words to describe what happens when you lose someone suddenly and without warning.

His was a fantastic person, charismatic, driven, dedicated.  He believed that everyone around him had potential and in the power of education.  Because of this, the fund was started in his name by his former employer.  Each year, two recipients, employees, children or grandchildren of employees, are awarded scholarships to further their education.  One for a 4 year college or university and the second to a 2 year technical school. 

To raise money, his employer hosts a golf tournament each year right around his birthday.  The scholarship recipients are announced and awarded after the tournament is completed.  It is a fun but emotional time and quite frankly a huge honor to our family. 

So to prepare for this tournament, I am trying my darnedest to raise $1,000.  I had an impromptu garage sale last month that raised $87.  So I am doing everything I can to gather enough items to sell at the sale.  I'm cleaning out closets, gathering things from my friends, and going through boxes hoping to find enough.  I have to keep reminding myself that the payoff is worth much more than my hard work. 

Anyway, if you would like more information about the fund and my brother-in-law, I have dedicated a website to him http://www.cspmf.com/.

I return to the garden.
4 Responses
  1. Dirt Lover Says:

    What an awesome way to keep the memory of your brother-in-law going! I hope this has, and continues to help you cope with his loss.

  2. Laura Says:

    Thats quite a tribute. I'm sorry to hear about your brother. How tragic! Good luck with the yard sale.

  3. @Dirt Lover and @Laura Thank you!

  4. meemsnyc Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. The scholarship is such a wonderful way to honor him.

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