There were several people worried that 100% of proceeds would not be going to the family due to the nature of crowd funding sites, which require admin fees.
To make things right, I expressed my desire to cover the 7.9% of admin costs to make it so Madison Cortright, daughter of Amanda Bush and Adam Cortright, receives 100% of proceeds.
The final cost of admin fees added up to a little over $1,900. Several community members expressed their concern that it would not be right for me, a college student, to have to deal with these costs by myself.
Nonetheless, I stood by my claim that I would be paying the 7.9% fee on my own. Ithaca was too kind to let me do that.
Gerry Monaghan, a kind-hearted Ithaca, set up a fund specific to these admin costs. This way, more than one person would be responsible to cover these costs. I overestimated my ability to take this all on by myself. A little bit from everyone could go a long way, and we could all cover the admin fees together.
If you are interested, the site that Gerry set up is right below.