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TAP for Pat

Organized by: Alex Dugan

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THE STORY:

On July 27th, 2015 we tragically lost our dear friend Patrick Dugan. Everyday, Pat taught us how to live a good life by example. The love, comfort, and guidance that emanates from him is infectious; Pat’s personal brand of altruism – empathy, compassion, humility – is easy to see in every path he chose to take. However, his long-term involvement with Nashville’s The Afterschool Program (TAP) could be Pat’s most powerful lesson. TAP brings together Vanderbilt student mentors with impoverished kids and adolescents from North Nashville on a weekly basis. Each student mentor is matched up with a kid for the entire semester and at each meeting they work together on schoolwork, but not without having fun. While TAP is a young organization, you can already see its amazing effect on not only the 85 children enrolled, but the 220 student mentors as well. Pat worked closely with TAP leadership and in the tutoring program, building a self-assessment process to better gauge and improve the children’s emotional and psychological growth. The Afterschool Program has blossomed over its initial several years, and that is directly attributable to Pat’s early and committed involvement, driven by his fundamental concern for helping others. Pat and TAP possess the raw power to bring people together that most likely wouldn’t have crossed paths. We need to harness that power, his legacy of kindness, openness, and love, and use it to continue Pat’s work in making our homes and communities a better place, in improving the lives of others to the best of one’s ability. Patrick made it his job to love others, now we need to learn from the example he has given us and make it our job as well. There is no better way to honor and cherish Pat. Please help us honor Pat and continue his work by donating to TAP Nashville. Any amount goes a long way, for we are hoping to create a scholarship program or outdoor adventure program for them, as he would have wanted.

$17,180

 

86% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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  • Margot Debrabandere

     

  • Patrick Brooks and Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Meredith Haley

     

  • Catherine Ross

     

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Rebecca

     

  • Xinyi Liang

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ben Schwartz

     

  • Carson Knisley

     

  • The Querbes Family

     

  • Jacqueline Scott

     

  • Sarah Whitney

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Department of Anthropology

     

  • Molly Kaleya

     

  • Ben Vallimarescu

     

  • David Holtgrave

     

  • Judy Walker

     

  • The Winckel Family

     

  • Delilah Bennett

     

  • The Tung-Wernke Family

     

  • The Zazaian Family

     

  • Emily Nacol

     

  • The McLaughlin Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Rubin Family

     

  • Alex Gattinella

     

  • Dena Rubin

     

  • Resnick family

     

  • Krouner Family

     

  • The Doppelt Family

     

  • Stacey Lennard & Steve Saxenian

     

  • Reagan Anderson

     

  • Patricia Royal

     

  • Tobin family

     

  • Chase Cunniff

     

  • Robby Lucas

     

  • Cunniff Family

     

  • Elena Joffroy

     

  • Annaliese Danckers

     

  • Steve Brennan

     

  • TJ Mihelic

     

  • The Brothers of SAE

     

  • Peyton McClure

     

  • The Petsch Family

     

  • Stephen Jacobson

     

  • Alan Tang

     

  • Tyler Compton

     

  • Dr. Benson

     

  • ronnie rubin

     

  • Priyanka Aribindi

     

  • Michael Katzman

     

  • The Rubin family

     

  • Joe and Elaine Wright

     

  • The Hinz Family

     

  • Carol and Danny Gladstone

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Becca Meltzer

     

  • The Lee Family

     

  • Steven Lee

     

  • Sigma Chi

     

  • Riki Rattner

     

  • The Willey Family

     

  • Gerald Lennard

     

  • Marla Behler

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jack

     

  • Amanda Palmer

     

  • Marcy Zatz

     

  • Harrison

     

  • Troy Murray

     

  • The Silverman Family

     

  • Stan and Amy Erjavac

     

  • Mark and Lindy Girson

     

  • Carolyn Davis

     

  • Ed Kramer

     

  • Edward and Jeremy Kramer, Becca Davies

     

  • Rattner Family

     

  • The Naski Family

     

  • Sisters of Pi Beta Phi

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Donna Lennard

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • William McKinney

     

  • Chappell

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kojaian Family

     

  • Kevin and Michelle

     

  • John Hanlon

     

  • Emily Miles

     

  • The Weiner Family

     

  • Loving/Basse Family

     

  • Karla Querbes & Susie Reick

     

  • Maisie Aines

     

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Organized by

Alex Dugan

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Maisie Aines

Maisie Aines

2 years ago

Karla Querbes & Susie Reick

Karla Querbes & Susie Reick

In memory of our nephew's birthday. 2 years ago

Loving/Basse Family

Loving/Basse Family

We miss you Patrick 2 years ago

The Weiner Family

The Weiner Family

2 years ago

Emily Miles

Emily Miles

Love and miss you, Patty. You truly changed my life for the better. 3 years ago

John Hanlon

John Hanlon

3 years ago

Kevin and Michelle

Kevin and Michelle

You were one of the greats! I loved hanging out with you even when your just a kid! Really sucks that you're gone. 3 years ago

Kojaian Family

Kojaian Family

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Chappell

Chappell

May Pat's passion and life's work live on in these kids. God Bless. 3 years ago

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