Michael's Legacy Fund

Indiana
Michael's Legacy Fund
Nov 25, 2019
Jul 31, 2020
What we're raising for:

In honor of Michael, our family has decided to work to fund and construct a Learning Garden at Washington Woods Elementary School in Westfield, Indiana. We have chosen Indiana as the location for this initial project to carry on his legacy as Michael's nephews, Luke and Everett, attend Washington Woods and it is of extreme importance to them not only to have a tribute for their Uncle Michael, but also to have a memory that will inspire their own personal growth and the growth of the school community.

We plan to partner with Indianapolis-based 317Grow (https://317grow.com/) for the planning/construction of the Learning Garden and national organization Big Green (https://biggreen.org/) for the educational programming around gardening, cooking, entrepreneurship, and real food that will be associated with the Learning Garden once it is up and running. Additionally, Michael's business partner, David Varnell of Kelly Varnell Virgona, Inc. Landscape Architecture in Bergenfield, New Jersey (http://kvvinc.com/), has graciously volunteered to do the initial site design for the Learning Garden in Michael's honor.

We believe that this project truly embodies Michael's passion for nature, his love of children, and his inspired curiosity for life. We hope you will join us in our quest to help Michael's passions live on through the lives of others.

Our goal is to fully fund this initial Learning Garden at Washington Woods and to also raise enough money to create a similar Learning Garden at a location in New Jersey with connections to Michael's family. If funding goals for both of these projects are met, we would then like to move forward with the creation of a youth mountain biking program, also in Michael's honor. Our initial goal for these projects is $150,000.

It has been very humbling to witness the number of people that loved Michael and to hear from so many that he impacted positively through his life. He was a true leader...he changed the lives of many in wonderful ways. Together, we ask you to join us to create a beautiful representation of the person that Michael was, and the person that he has inspired us all to become.

Supporters (111)

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$150 Jun 12, 2020
STEVEN LAWLOR
$100 Jun 11, 2020
Hilary Verni We are so deeply sorry for ... Read More
$50 Jun 11, 2020
Christine Carlson I'm so sorry for your loss.... Read More
$113 Apr 05, 2020
Jodi Beller
$50 Mar 21, 2020
David Chitel
$50 Mar 21, 2020
Shenan Golimbu AG50. Love you.
$25 Mar 15, 2020
Beth m boehm In loving memory of Michael... Read More
$50 Mar 15, 2020
Janet K. Shelley What a wonderful way to hon... Read More
$250 Mar 13, 2020
Megan Donahue
$100 Mar 11, 2020
garrick gelinas wonderful guy. friend to al... Read More
$150 Mar 09, 2020
Gia L Morris-kern Michael would be very proud... Read More
$100 Mar 07, 2020
Patrick Thornley Love Auntie Ria, Pat and Bec
$50 Mar 06, 2020
Theresa Brennan
$100 Feb 12, 2020
Cherie Leanza With love for the Virgona f... Read More
$50 Feb 12, 2020
Kelly Rice Michael will always be reme... Read More
$250 Feb 10, 2020
Jonathan S Damashek
$250 Feb 10, 2020
Adam Glucksman This is a great cause, Bria... Read More
$100 Feb 10, 2020
Candice M Neuman The Martinez/Neuman Family
$100 Feb 10, 2020
Julie McCallum This is a great way to hono... Read More
$250 Feb 10, 2020
David Lipton
$100 Feb 10, 2020
Robert H Ziltz God Bless Michael and family!
$250 Feb 09, 2020
Robert Sanborn Bob & Ellen Sanborn
$100 Feb 05, 2020
Anonymous Rest In peace, MichaelRonal... Read More
$200 Jan 29, 2020
john leroy Your spirit and legacy will... Read More
$50 Jan 15, 2020
Maryanne Monteodorisio
$250 Jan 15, 2020
Adam Toorock Miss you my brother
$100 Jan 14, 2020
Ernest A Hebert
$500 Jan 13, 2020
Milton Lee Miss you buddy... ;(
$50 Jan 09, 2020
Melissa Gray
$9 Jan 08, 2020
Anonymous In memory of Michael
$250 Jan 08, 2020
Dorit Reiner What a beautiful way to hon... Read More
$200 Jan 08, 2020
Marci Bandelli We will forever miss your q... Read More
$300 Jan 05, 2020
Ann Bandelli We were so lucky to have Mi... Read More
$250 Jan 04, 2020
Lauren loscialo
$200 Jan 03, 2020
Andrea Bandelli A garden is a perfect tribu... Read More
$100 Jan 03, 2020
Simon P Frostick Michael is sorely missed.
$1,000 Jan 02, 2020
Lisa bandelli
$5,000 Dec 31, 2019
cesare crognale
$50 Dec 30, 2019
Patrick Thornley Sending our love. Thinking ... Read More
$100 Dec 29, 2019
Faith Ryan Good luck with this most wo... Read More
$50 Dec 28, 2019
Anonymous A beautiful tribute to Mich... Read More
$500 Dec 27, 2019
James T Virgona Michael will always be miss... Read More
$250 Dec 25, 2019
MARK T DEANGELIS
$500 Dec 24, 2019
Mark R Virgona Maja, Noah, Luca and I are ... Read More
$100 Dec 23, 2019
Matthew DeAngelis
$150 Dec 23, 2019
Craig S Termotto May many people enjoy the g... Read More
$100 Dec 23, 2019
Bruce Hebert God Bless You
$50 Dec 23, 2019
Mary Ann C. Rich May his legacy live on for ... Read More
$50 Dec 22, 2019
Nahida malaeb
$100 Dec 22, 2019
Steven gottlieb A great cause for a great p... Read More
$50 Dec 21, 2019
PAUL S ROY I love it this is a great i... Read More
$250 Dec 21, 2019
Andi Cohen What a wonderful project to... Read More
$250 Dec 20, 2019
DEBORAH SHABECOFF This project is a beautiful... Read More
$1,000 Dec 18, 2019
Dawn B Diaz We are so honored to contri... Read More
$50 Dec 15, 2019
Monique Jepsen Michael was a wonderful guy... Read More
$30 Dec 15, 2019
Claude D Roy
$100 Dec 14, 2019
Anonymous A great way to honor a spec... Read More
$50 Dec 13, 2019
Alec Levine Mike was an excellent man, ... Read More
$118 Dec 13, 2019
Sydra Miller A meaningful tribute to a t... Read More
$100 Dec 13, 2019
Jeanine Leichtnam What a beautiful tribute to... Read More
$50 Dec 13, 2019
Vikki Leschen
$50 Dec 12, 2019
Miss Carrie Gaynik
$50 Dec 12, 2019
Brette L Hudacek May his memory be a blessing.
$50 Dec 12, 2019
MELANI TANKEL
$108 Dec 12, 2019
Gia Morris-Kerm Michael would be so proud t... Read More
$100 Dec 12, 2019
Kimberley Hartman What a wonderful way to hon... Read More
$50 Dec 12, 2019
Gerard plourde FAITH AND HOPE .KEEP UP THE... Read More
$50 Dec 12, 2019
Matthew Tubin
$250 Dec 12, 2019
Gail Cappadocio What a beautiful way to car... Read More
$100 Dec 12, 2019
Adam Reiner In memory of Mike.
$100 Dec 12, 2019
Norma Protting Great cause.
$1,000 Dec 11, 2019
Raymond J. Virgona Aunt Eileen and Uncle Ray a... Read More
$20 Dec 10, 2019
Rose Marie Frenette
$250 Dec 09, 2019
Douglas Kaplan
$100 Dec 08, 2019
Priscilla Cannan What a great idea .Michaels... Read More
$250 Dec 06, 2019
Cynthia R George Jim and Syl, Such a beautif... Read More
$50 Dec 06, 2019
Dean Collins
$100 Dec 05, 2019
Maryann Barattia Thank You, Michael for the ... Read More
$50 Dec 05, 2019
Doris Dpadacconi Rest in peace Michael.
$100 Dec 05, 2019
Patrick Houlahan/Monty Thompson
$25 Dec 05, 2019
Evelyn Sanchez I'll always have good memor... Read More
$100 Dec 04, 2019
Anthony Madaio With love and caring.Best f... Read More
$150 Dec 03, 2019
Killy Smith Could not think of a better... Read More
$50 Dec 03, 2019
Christa Fricke
$100 Dec 02, 2019
Alaimo Family
$100 Dec 02, 2019
Marie-Luise Stowe THANK YOU FOR PLANNING THIS... Read More
$100 Dec 02, 2019
William Foley
$100 Dec 01, 2019
Nicole Jonas xoxo
$500 Nov 30, 2019
Steve Sanborn With love from Steve and Je... Read More
$100 Nov 30, 2019
BENJAMIN J DINALLO
$50 Nov 30, 2019
Rochelle Crutchfield L'chaim, Michael. Your lif... Read More
$250 Nov 30, 2019
Marc Evans
$500 Nov 30, 2019
James sowlakis Jamie Sowlakis & Family
$250 Nov 29, 2019
Hayley Jacobsen
$1,000 Nov 29, 2019
Peter n Crognale Uncle Mike lives on!!!
$500 Nov 29, 2019
Claudette R Roy A beautiful garden to be cr... Read More
$50 Nov 29, 2019
Joanne Roy Farewell cousin Michael.
$150 Nov 29, 2019
Frank Decarlo Frank Decarlo
$500 Nov 29, 2019
Chris lombardo Thank you for your beautifu... Read More
$100 Nov 29, 2019
jean marc roy
$250 Nov 29, 2019
Cindy Butler What a wonderful tribute! M... Read More
$500 Nov 29, 2019
Jason Reilly and Family
$100 Nov 28, 2019
Nancy R Hall
$50 Nov 28, 2019
Killy E Smith From Susan and Dan Hassinge... Read More
$25 Nov 28, 2019
Robert S Goldberg
$100 Nov 27, 2019
Elizabeth Harris
$500 Nov 27, 2019
Not provided Thank you for letting us co... Read More
$50 Nov 27, 2019
todd davis
$150 Nov 27, 2019
james j virgona With Love from Uncle John
$25 Nov 27, 2019
Dara Manheim Mike was such a great guy. ... Read More
$5,000 Nov 27, 2019
Anonymous Let's preserve Michael's le... Read More