Monday, February 21, 2011

Zimmerman Funds Starting to Slow Down

Posted By on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Funds set up to honor slain Gabrielle Giffords staffer Gabriel Zimmerman are both over the $30,000 mark, although they seem to be leveling off.

The Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Fund has collected 182 donations collectively worth $32,000, up from $25,000 three weeks ago, says Colleen Bagnell, development director of Child and Family Resources in Tucson, the organization that started the fund.

The fund had reached $25,000 after just three weeks in existence. Zimmerman served on the board of Child and Family Resources while working with Giffords.

Meanwhile, the Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship Fund has reached about $35,000 in total donations, an increase from $30,000 three weeks ago, says Marcus Frost, assistant director of development for social sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Zimmerman’s alma mater.

The fund needs to reach $50,000 for endowment at the university, a goal fund organizers are trying to reach “as soon as possible,” Frost says. “Time is of the essence, but there is not a deadline.”

To donate to these funds, contact the following:

Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Fund
Child and Family Resources
2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
To donate, contact Development Director Colleen Bagnall at (520) 321-3778 or go online to donationsforgabe@cfraz.org

Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship Fund
Joop Rubens, Social Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
To donate, contact Joop Rubens at (831) 502-7275 or jrubens@ucsc.edu

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