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Tamara Grigsby Memorial Scholarship Fund

Organized by: Friends and Family of Tamara

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THE STORY:

Tamara Grigsby (November 19, 1974 to March 14, 2016) was a Wisconsin State Legislator, a social worker, a professor, and a beloved friend to many. With a lucid sense of justice and a heart overflowing with love, she fought tirelessly for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Tamara was brilliant, talented, kind, perceptive, funny, fierce, loyal, and remarkably humble. In spite of her dazzling speaking skills, she excelled at listening and learning. During her time in the Wisconsin Assembly, Tamara introduced and passed a record number of meaningful legislative measures to secure equality, fairness, and opportunity for Wisconsin’s citizens and families. In her short life span, she did several lifetime's worth of work to help others. As part of Tamara's legacy, this scholarship fund will help promising students gain the opportunity to achieve their dreams of service to humanity.

Please note: Online contributions will go directly into the credit union account set up for the memorial scholarship. (The fees are optional [unlike GoFundMe]. Whether or not you choose to pay them, the amount you entered on the donation page will go to the Scholarship Fund.) If you prefer to write a check, please make it out to "Tamara Grigsby Scholarship Fund" and send it to: Tamara Grigsby Scholarship Fund, c/o UW Credit Union, PO Box 44963, Madison, WI 53744-4963. 

$6,508

 

26% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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  • Cara Coburn Faris

    $100

  • Jan Singer

     

  • Barbara Beckert

     

  • Offline Donations

    $5,150

  • Kevin D. Benish

    $200

  • Karyn Rotker

     

  • Melissa Malott

    $100

  • Vernaline Watson, Ph.D.

    $250

  • Bettye Grigsby

    $250

  • Gene-Howard Grigsby

    $250

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Organized by

Friends and Family of Tamara

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Gene-Howard Grigsby

Gene-Howard Grigsby

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Bettye Grigsby

Bettye Grigsby

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Vernaline Watson, Ph.D.

Vernaline Watson, Ph.D.

DONATION: $250

This scholarship fund is a fitting tribute to Tamara’s dedicated advocacy for the well-being and social advancement of others. 2 years ago

Melissa Malott

Melissa Malott

DONATION: $100

In memory of one of the most incredible human beings I've known. May Tamara's spirit live on in our work. 2 years ago

Karyn Rotker

Karyn Rotker

2 years ago

Kevin D. Benish

Kevin D. Benish

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $5,150

2 years ago

Barbara Beckert

Barbara Beckert

In memory of an incredible advocate and champion for justice. 2 years ago

Jan Singer

Jan Singer

In Memory of Tamara Grigsby 2 years ago

Cara Coburn Faris

Cara Coburn Faris

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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