Thank you so much for once again carrying through with this incredibly generous endeavor. Given the current political climate, I think Austin would have supported organizations that defend human rights, and so in his honor I would like to direct $1000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Sending you love and always keeping you in my thoughts.
I’m truly touched to be able to contribute to this project.
After some though, I would like to direct $500 towards the American Chemical Society’s Project SEED, which provides access to research experiences for disadvantaged students.
And $500 to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
The deep curiosity and passion for humanitarian science efforts brought forth by these charities reach for some of my favorite memories of Austin, and I believe embody him well.
My heart and thoughts are with you all, this season and always.