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Rachel Devor's Fundraiser:

School of International Service Matthew C. Shlonsky Memorial Fund for the District of Columbia

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BENEFITING: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2016

Rachel Devor

THE STORY:

Matt Shlonsky loved Washington, DC. Since arriving at American University in 2010, Matt had embraced his adopted city, attending historical events, concerts, and other local activities across the district. After his graduation from the School of International Service in May 2014, Matt elected to remain in Washington, starting a career in business communications and consulting. Matt continued to give back to the School of International Service as a generous volunteer and a donor. Matt, who was my freshman year neighbor in Letts Hall at American University, was a close friend who was smart, enthusiastic, motivated, conscientious, easy going, and a willing volunteer who helped anyone who sought his assistance.

 

Matt’s future of unlimited possibilities ended tragically on August 15, 2015, when he fell victim to gun violence in Washington. Matt left behind a loving family, many hundreds of loyal friends, and a remarkable legacy of caring and kindness that betrayed his 23 years.

 

As a student at the School of International Service, Matt was smart, enthusiastic, motivated, conscientious, easy going, and a willing volunteer in helping fellow classmates and faculty. He had a great passion to learn and be helpful to others. At the university, he was active in the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, Men’s Club Ice Hockey, and the Kennedy Political Union. He also studied abroad at Universidad Diego Portales in Chile and cared deeply about Latin America, its people, languages and cultures. He earned a bachelor of arts in international studies with a concentration in international business relations and a regional concentration on Latin America. While in Washington, he also served as an intern at Amgen, the Glover Park Group, and in the congressional office of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman.

 

By donating to this cause, you will help support The School of International Service faculty and students who wish to draw on their international affairs research to address challenges facing the district of Columbia, a place that was special to Matt and others who were lucky enough to call him our friend. 

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$2,168

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rachel Devor

    $100

  • Ronald Likover

    $25

  • Joel Seltzer

    $18

  • Eileen Walsh

    $100

  • Ron Likover

    $50

  • Ron Likover

    $25

  • Raakkel Sims

    $54

  • Lauren Sphar

    $25

  • Sammy Stratton

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Greg Caplin

    $50

  • Morgan Duff

    $25

  • Chris

    $25

  • Aj Custard

    $25

  • Matthew DiVincenzo

    $50

  • Zach Seybert

    $25

  • Quinn Creamer

     

  • Paula Mercedes

     

  • Ronald Likover

    $25

  • Meg Cohen

    $100

  • Emily Goldberg

    $36

  • Elissa & Arnold Wadler

     

  • Patty Cohen

    $50

  • Murray and Dee Devor

    $100

  • Liz and Chris

    $50

  • Kristen Mucci

    $50

  • Samantha Cohen

    $25

  • Penny, Ariel & Mitchell Shore

    $36

  • Mom and Dad

    $360

  • Rhona, Erik, Avigail and Eitan!

    $25

  • Jordan Heiliczer

    $36

  • Todd and Britten Wadler

    $100

  • Judith, Roger, Jonathan and Joshua Hess

    $118

  • Craig and Cindy Wadler

    $100

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167% Raised of$1,300 Goal

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Donor Comments

Craig and Cindy Wadler

Craig and Cindy Wadler

DONATION: $100

great job Rachel...well done 3 years ago

Judith, Roger, Jonathan and Joshua Hess

Judith, Roger, Jonathan and Joshua Hess

DONATION: $118

Rachel, this is both a beautiful tribute to your friend's memory and a meaningful way in which to honor your friendship. 3 years ago

Todd and Britten Wadler

Todd and Britten Wadler

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jordan Heiliczer

Jordan Heiliczer

DONATION: $36

Great cause great woman. Matt would be so proud, I am sure. Xo 3 years ago

Rhona, Erik, Avigail and Eitan!

Rhona, Erik, Avigail and Eitan!

DONATION: $25

In honor of Matt. Way to Rachel, we are so proud of you and we love you! 3 years ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $360

Very proud of you for doing 13 miles Rach. But doubly proud of you for doing a wonderful mitzvah in memory of Matt. We know how much you miss him. We love you. 3 years ago

Penny, Ariel & Mitchell Shore

Penny, Ariel & Mitchell Shore

DONATION: $36

3 years ago

Samantha Cohen

Samantha Cohen

DONATION: $25

Proud of Rachel Devor for honoring Matt Shlonsky's life this way. 3 years ago

Kristen Mucci

Kristen Mucci

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Liz and Chris

Liz and Chris

DONATION: $50

3 years ago