Educating Evan

Organized by: Evan Beard

Evan's Photo

THE STORY:

The times they are a changin'. In the 1990s only a handful of institutions of high education accepted students with intellectual disabilities. Mainstream colleges and universities throughout the US are now enrolling thousands of students with intellectual disabilities. There even some colleges fully devoted to providing higher education to adults with intellectual disabilities. Shepherds College in Union Grove, Wisconsin is one school leading this charge. In 2008, Shepherds College burst on the scene providing quality higher level education exclusively to adults with intellectual disabilities. Check them out at: www.shepherdscollege.edu/

Our son, Evan, had a chance to visit Shepherds College last year and immediately fell in love with it. Nineteen years ago, when Evan was born and diagnosed with Down Syndrome, we never imagined that we'd be making college visits with him someday. It was a dream that just didn't seem to be in the reach of someone like Evan. But, here we are eighteen years later preparing to send our son off to college. He is hoping to enrol in the 2015-16 academic year at Shepherds and we want to make that happen for him. So, we launched the “Educating Evan” campaign to raise the funds he’ll need for tuition, room and board, and books. More than simply raising money, we’re hoping to raise a community of people to cheer Evan on as he pursues his dream of obtaining a college degree. By making a donation of any amount your can play your part in Educating Evan!

Thanks for taking the time to read this much.

$5,751

 

29% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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  • Ellen

    $60

  • Jackie

    $100

  • ChadBriana

    $100

  • Jerry and Pat Giles

     

  • Bill & Andrea Robertson

    $50

  • Carl and Robin LaBarbera

    $250

  • Stumps

    $80

  • Karin Hövermann

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ryan McPhee

    $50

  • Shane Blood

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rick and Debbie Talcott

    $100

  • Gatins

    $80

  • Evan's Fan!

    $231

  • EvanIsALittleFat

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Uncle John and Aunt Charlene

    $200

  • Drew and Renee Hunt

    $200

  • Jason and Angie Borges

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • George and Rebecca Gutierrez

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Evan Rocks!

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • MolognaBologna, Eva, and Tozer

    $250

  • PooPooGuyGuy

    $100

  • Cummings Family

    $100

  • Joanne Murphy Van Boxtel

    $100

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Organized by

Evan Beard

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Joanne Murphy Van Boxtel

Joanne Murphy Van Boxtel

DONATION: $100

Congratulations Evan! 4 years ago

Cummings Family

Cummings Family

DONATION: $100

We love you Evan and loved our times together in Osh. Good Luck. Please keep us posted on your progress both in getting to college and being in college . We miss you and your family . 4 years ago

PooPooGuyGuy

PooPooGuyGuy

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

MolognaBologna, Eva, and Tozer

MolognaBologna, Eva, and Tozer

DONATION: $250

We love you Evan! We will pray for provision, for wisdom and direction... And that God gives you a "deathstar" to destroy! 4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Evan Rocks!

Evan Rocks!

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $300

4 years ago

George and Rebecca Gutierrez

George and Rebecca Gutierrez

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

God bless you, Evan! I am so proud of you and will continue to pray for you as you enter college. It will be interesting to learn how you do there as I know you will be a blessing to all the teachers and fellow students there. 4 years ago

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