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The My Luu Memorial Fund

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Fundraiser Event Tickets Available: Monday, October 23rd - New York City
October 01, 2017

As a past supporter of The My Luu Memorial Fund, we want to thank you sincerely for your kind generosity! The money that has been collected  See more

BENEFITING: Y-APPLY INC

The My Luu Memorial Fund team

THE STORY:

Have you ever met a person whose energy, warmth and passion for people was so overwhelming that your perspective on life was altered forever? My Luu's family, friends, classmates, coworkers, running buddies and admirers all over the globe will tell you that she was an inspirational force-of-nature and a living embodiment of the transformative power of education. And now, it's time for us to continue her mission...

My's Background

Of Chinese heritage, My Luu was born in Vietnam. As a child, she emigrated to Houston TX with her family. My graduated as Valedictorian from MacArthur High School in Houston, then completed dual undergraduate degrees from Yale University (where she served as President of Silliman Residential College Student Council) and then earned her MBA from Cornell University. She was President of Yale Alumni Association of New York, Co-Founder of the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni, and former Advisory Council member of the International Rescue Committee in NY, which supports refugees from war-torn countries to rebuild their lives in the US. Professionally, she was part of IBM Accessibility, which provides technology solutions to address the needs of persons with disabilities, low literacy, cognitive challenges and/or the aging. 

My's smile radiated joy and her enthusiasm energized every room she entered. She lived her life with robust vigor and limitless gusto. In September 2015, at the young age of 41, she lost her long battle with Amyloidosis, just seven weeks after her wedding day. Her legions of admirers miss her every day. 

Partnership With Y-Apply, Inc.

In the wake of My’s passing, her friends and family sought ways to honor her memory and to sustain her zeal for the life-changing possibilities of higher education.   My believed that her access to studies at a first-rate institution dramatically improved her life and we believe that she would have been proud to support Y-Apply, Inc. Y-Apply is a registered 501(c)3 charity dedicated to reaching high-achieving public school students from underrepresented ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and their families and educating them about financial aid options and the application process to top-tier colleges and universities. Students and families consistently credit Y-Apply as playing a key factor in gaining admission to a highly selective college or university.  

This Memorial Fund directly enables support and guidance to disadvantaged high school students that face many of the same challenges that My encountered. A full 100% of money collected here goes directly to Y-Apply. Thank you for visiting this site and for your cooperation and generosity. 

Please consider honoring My's legacy by donating to this worthy cause. In addition, we'd be grateful if you'd kindly share this link across social media and/or email to help us gain even more awareness and supporters.

Save the Date – Monday, October 23, 2017 – New York 

All are welcome to join yale.NYC (formerly Yale Alumni Association of New York) for a festive evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to pay tribute to this truly inspiring woman while supporting Y-Apply in its efforts to assist a special group of public school students pursue their academic dreams.   

Details:   

The Yale Club of New York City – Grand Ballroom 50 Vanderbilt Avenue (across from Grand Central Terminal) 

New York, NY 10017 

Monday, 10/23/17 

6:00pm – 8:00pm   

Tickets can be purchased at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-cocktails-benefiting-the-my-luu-memorial-fund-tickets-37438755325


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To This Fundraiser

$33,738

MONEY RAISED
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  • DvD

    $100

  • Troy, Katelyn, Ethan, Angela and Thanh

    $100

  • Anh & Neil

    $100

  • Tracy Abrom

     

  • Bill Wallace

    $50

  • Martin Sobol

    $50

  • Dave & Melissa Patangia

     

  • LORELEI BAUTISTA

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mike & Maria Krehel

    $100

  • Curt Richardson

    $50

  • Shari Shipler

    $25

  • Amy Vu

    $100

  • Scott Mueller

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kristina & Long

    $100

  • Don & Dana Howe

    $100

  • Ana & Donnie

    $50

  • Margie Tate

    $100

  • Iren Urazbaeva

     

  • Cheuck Yee and Nickie Tran

     

  • Joel and Sarah

    $200

  • Tom & Kathy Foegle

     

  • Will and Kristy Soo

    $150

  • Doug Glazer

     

  • Victoria Kellaway

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jill Dobson

     

  • Steve Wengraitis

     

  • William Tinkler

    $50

  • Bob Wenke and Cindy Burks

    $100

  • Dan Roberto

    $25

  • Julie Bermudez

    $25

  • Matt Wengraitis

    $50

  • Steve and Lori Kudish

    $100

  • Joanne Lee

     

  • Kevin & Aimee Readie

     

  • TRACY ABROM

     

  • Kevin Shoosmith and Laura Volpe

     

  • Pat Dillon

    $25

  • Amy rampoldt

     

  • Marshelle Meeks

    $50

  • Scott T. Vantre

    $25

  • Chris Simiele & Michael Guiette

     

  • Kim and Matthias Stehle

    $100

  • Paula L

     

  • Natalie Volkman

    $50

  • Laura Ruddy

    $50

  • Kelly & Kari Canuteson

     

  • John Holmes

    $100

  • Richard Morgan

    $25

  • Glenn Forde

    $25

  • Alice Young and Tom Shortall

     

  • Sean and Ivy McWilliams

    $100

  • Mike & Kendra Aguilar

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mandal Family

    $100

  • Donna Kenworthy Durant

    $100

  • Helduser Family

    $100

  • Todd Prescott and Nili Shah

    $100

  • Nancy Dunn

    $100

  • Bishop Family

     

  • Lise P. Chapman

    $100

  • Grace, Scott & Sammy Miller

     

  • Supporting Dave Ventresca

    $100

  • DeLarge Family

    $50

  • John & Charlotte Blackley

    $100

  • The Hartman Family

     

  • The Alvey Family

    $100

  • Maureen Hynes

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • March Madness 2017 Fundraiser

    $77

  • Brannon Smith

    $100

  • Carolyn Newkirk

    $100

  • Sara Wolverson & Christian Brebbia

     

  • Jan Weaver

    $250

  • Trish Zebertavage

     

  • Colleen Christian

    $100

  • Pat and Michele Boland

    $50

  • Tom Kramer

    $100

  • Susan Caughman

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jodi and Darren Morton

    $1,000

  • Jacques and Elyse Boubli

    $100

  • Emily O'Halloran and Greg Douglass

    $250

  • Henry R. Felix

    $50

  • Sherry Nykiel

    $100

  • Jennifer Welby Gilbert & Family

    $100

  • Oliver & Conrad

    $1,000

  • Julia Kamin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Alan Cordova

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tina Chaaraoui and family

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary Theisen and Tim Bowers

    $250

  • Sally Iadarola

    $150

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67% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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The Team: $33,738 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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The My Luu Memorial Fund team

Amount Raised

$33,638

 

67% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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HOGAN Nymberg

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Sally Iadarola

Sally Iadarola

DONATION: $150

In Memory if My Luu 2 days ago

Mary Theisen and Tim Bowers

Mary Theisen and Tim Bowers

DONATION: $250

5 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In Memory of My Luu 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In memory of a beautiful and inspired spirit, thank you for touching our lives! 2 weeks ago

Tina Chaaraoui and family

Tina Chaaraoui and family

DONATION: $150

In memory and honor of My Luu. Wish I could be there on the 23rd but will be there in spirit. 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In memory of My Luu 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In Memory of My Luu, who continues to inspire. The light of her smile is unforgettable. 4 weeks ago

Alan Cordova

Alan Cordova

DONATION: $25

4 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Julia Kamin

Julia Kamin

DONATION: $25

1 month ago