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Ed's Connect

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owner profile imageHistorical Activities September 2014 – September 2018:
November 09, 2018

Ed's Connect provides ongoing sponsorship contributions to the Nelson E. Hopkins Scholarship Fund; Kansas City, MO; 5K run memorializing Nelson  See more
Maribeth Fonner

THE STORY:

BENEFITING: National Philanthropic Trust 

THE STORY: Ed’s Connect, formerly the Ed Fonner, Jr. Community Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Donor Advised Fund, was established in 2014 in memory of Dr. Edwin Fonner, Jr., beloved colleague, friend, husband and father who dedicated his life in making a difference by impacting population health. This fund currently seeks to support college scholarships and connect seniors to prevent isolation.  

New York Times:     https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=edwin-fonner&pid=169416691 

Mission: Ed’s Connect is dedicated to providing need-based scholarships to high school students and social support to seniors to overcome loneliness isolation.  

Slogan: High School and Senior Connect Inspiration!  

Historical Activities September 2014 – September 2018: Ongoing sponsorship contributions to the Nelson E. Hopkins Scholarship Fund; Kansas City, MO. This 5K event memorializes a former Alta Vista Charter high school honors student senselessly killed while walking home from a local library. Rockhurst University and community raise funds through this 5K walk/run event to contribute towards modest college scholarship awards given to current matriculating Alta Vista Charter high school honors graduates.   

2016: Donation to Make A Wish Foundation of VA to empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions to support their unique wishes to change their lives.

November 26, 2015: Maribeth and Eddie participated in the Boar’s Head Turkey Trot 5K  in support of the University of Virginia Pediatric Department.  

December 5, 2015: Maribeth and Eddie participated in the Monticello Holiday Classic 5K in memory of Edwin, Jr.'s birthday and Jason Stevens' celebration of life—a runner who was tragically killed in an auto accident; responsible for trail beautifications.           

August 17, 2014: Eddie and Maribeth Fonner hiked Patricia Peak (11,962 feet) in the Sierra Nevada mountains, near Mammoth Lakes, CA in honor of Dr. Ed.  Ed’s tribute, written for his father, Lt. Col. Fonner, was placed in the summit box:  

Today I Will:  Today, I will stand on my tip toes, look up and over those blocking my way, and be a Dreamer.  As I gaze up at the sky and out at the Universe, I will be open to all possibilities.  Setting my compass, glancing back briefly, I will appreciate my heritage, my challenges, successes and failings.  I will breathe in a great sense of fulfillment for my Providence.  Driven by my furies, I will take risks, I will push outward, and I will reach the top.  With God as my friend and now on my way, quoting Tolstoy, I will ‘want feelings to guide my life, not life to guide my feelings.’  

   


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MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lt. Col. Ed & Anna Mae Fonner

    $447

  • Micky & Jean Williams

    $50

  • Ms. Jaelene Williams

    $75

  • The Kansas Health Insurance Association (KHIA)

    $650

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ashima

    $25

  • Amy Hamblin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Jim Treadwell

    $200

  • Nancy (Sue) Liggett

    $50

  • Gene Blobaum

    $100

  • Vivian and Boxiong

    $100

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9% Raised of$25,000 Goal

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Maribeth Fonner

Amount Raised

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5% Raised of$25,000 Goal

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Eddie Fonner

Amount Raised

$922

Donor Comments

Vivian and Boxiong

Vivian and Boxiong

DONATION: $100

To Dear Fonner family, In memory of our mentor and best friend, Ed Fonner. Best wishes Vivian and Boxiong 4 years ago

Gene Blobaum

Gene Blobaum

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Nancy (Sue) Liggett

Nancy (Sue) Liggett

DONATION: $50

Tom and I have known Ed for over the last 30 years, and met him in New York City as editors of UN World Peace News. He was certainly well read and accomplished an unbelievable amount in his short life—a man of so many talents, interests and energy! How lucky he was he well knew to have his family throughout to support his dreams and ambitions. May his vision carry on! Sue (Nancy) Liggett, NYC 5 years ago

Jim Treadwell

Jim Treadwell

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Amy Hamblin

Amy Hamblin

DONATION: $100

May his memory live on through his work and contributions to the medical and broader communities in which he lived. 5 years ago

Ashima

Ashima

DONATION: $25

In memory of a wonderful person. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

The Kansas Health Insurance Association (KHIA)

The Kansas Health Insurance Association (KHIA)

DONATION: $650

For All of Your Dedicated Guidance, Work and Friendship from Your Colleagues at the Kansas Health Insurance Association. 5 years ago

Ms. Jaelene Williams

Ms. Jaelene Williams

DONATION: $75

In Honor of My Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative Colleague and Friend, Edwin Fonner, Jr. 5 years ago