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What makes a great Memorial fundraiser?

The thing about memorial fundraisers are that they are so incredibly personal. The people heading up the campaigns have had an very close connection to the person they are honoring, and are expressing this connection through raising money on their behalf for something that they cared deeply about. It is a powerful tribute, and people who come across the memorial fundraisers are often profoundly moved by the campaign. So all we recommend is that you be sincere and honest about what the person meant to you - and explain why the cause meant so much to them - and we think that the fundraising will be very successful. And you will know that you did something to build upon the great legacy of the person that you lost.

Examples of Memorial Fundraisers

  • By: Mina Brenneman

    Walk 500 miles.... 20 days.... in scorching heat... to beat sarcoma and honor David.

    $10,000
    Goal
    $7,768
    Raised
  • By: TESA TOTENGCO

    Our goal of $5K will advance children's causes: the Barry McCool Award (Donegal, Ireland) and Kalipay Negrense Foundation (Philippines).

    $5,000
    Goal
    $8,512
    Raised
  • By: Friends of Glenn Davis .

    Please help Michelle Davis and her children Jack and Olivia raise money for college in honor of their loving husband and father Glenn.

    $10,000
    Goal
    $4,525
    Raised
  • By: Chris Rogers

    It is with the heaviest of hearts that we set up this Memorial to our incredible husband, brother, uncle and friend, Jim Rogers. Jim passed away on October 22, 2015 after a 7 year struggle with bladder cancer. He was so strong and fought this fight with such grace. Jim's courage, positive attitude and good humor throughout were so inspirational to all who knew and loved him. Jim was an avid runner and spent almost everyday in Prospect Park on the trails or walking his dogs. Jim was also a passionate writer and poet, and often found inspiration in the beauty of the park. Jim's only wish at the end of his life was that a commemorative bench be set up in the park in his memory. He knew that the donations for the bench would go to help preserve and maintain the park which is in the heart of Brooklyn. Prospect Park serves as a cultural and natural haven in the city and provides free concerts, recreation and refuge to all in this urban, multicultural area. Your donations will allow Jim's family to honor his lovely and...

    $6,000
    Goal
    $6,569
    Raised
  • By: Melissa Trail

    Help The Pound Ridge Swim Team swim in memory of our beloved coach Chris Dewey

    $3,000
    Goal
    $4,450
    Raised
  • By: Tony Gwynn Memorial

    Music and Memories - Honoring a Hometown Hero A concert event to support the Tony Gwynn Memorial Poway Center for the Performing Art

    $150,000
    Goal
    $161,293
    Raised
  • By: Joe Arroyo

    A fund to assist the children & family of our beloved Marcos Arroyo. Donations to be made in his honor, and a college fund for his children.

    $2,500
    Goal
    $2,955
    Raised
  • By: Patrick Cross

    Please give to the college funds for Hayden (7 years old), Hadley (5 years old), Hampton (3 years old) and Hudson (19 months old)

    $100,000
    Goal
    $88,225
    Raised



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