After taking some time, we have selected these four organizations (website and purpose statement below) as we reflect upon the loving memory and true spirit of Austin. Please share among these four organizations equally ($250 each). The theme is helping others, particularly the young and those having trouble helping themselves because we believe that is what Austin would do for others.
a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases
provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries
Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
aid to the poor, destitute and hungry
Blessings to you and your family and we are grateful to be along side you, Laurie and Aidan in remembering Austin
$1000 to the UNM Presidential Scholarship Program
From the website "Since 1976, the University of New Mexico’s Presidential Scholarship Program has kept New Mexico’s best and brightest in our state. Over the past four decades, more than 4,100 UNM undergraduate scholars have had their worlds changed through this scholarship program thanks to the generosity of corporate and individual sponsors. Thank you to those who launched this program and to those who have continued this tradition which has helped make this one of UNM’s cornerstone scholarship programs.
Presidential Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors based on merit, which includes a minimum of 3.75 high school grade point average, an average of 27 on the ACT or 1253 on the SAT, personal essays, leadership and community involvement.
There are more than 450 students attending UNM with the Presidential Scholarship, which pays for tuition, books and fees.
Presidential Scholars come from diverse communities across the Land of Enchantment and have a wide range of economic and social backgrounds. They represent every ethnic group in New Mexico. Many scholars are the first in their respective families to attend college and would not be at UNM without this scholarship. These students enrich communities throughout the state and continue to exemplify community leadership and service during college and after graduation."