#AltonSterlingFamily Scholarship

$714,413 of $200k goal

Raised by 23,978 people in 8 months
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Issa Rae
on behalf of Donald Wingerter
 INGLEWOOD, CA
If you feel helpless, but want to play a small part in easing the burden of #AltonSterling's family, consider donating to this scholarship fund for his 15-year-old son (and his other kids).

*ALL* funds raised will go to Alton Sterling's family.

Learn more about Alton Sterling here:
http://heavy.com/news/2016/07/alton-sterling-baton-rouge-louisiana-police-shooting-victim-suspect-video-photos-facebook-family-protests-officers-names/

Watch his family speak about the tragedy:
https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/750683398960615429
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Update 5
Posted by Issa Rae
8 months ago
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We are almost at $700k! I continue to be inspired by how many concerned, selfless and motivated people have donated to this cause.

My mom, upon hearing about this fund, called this new movement a form of #EconomicAnger. It's clear that our dollars (whether through boycotting or through united contributions) are sometimes the loudest way to make our voices heard. We will stand together and we will help our own until we're able to effectively change this system for the better.

I would like to end this campaign on Tuesday night to expedite getting these funds to Alton Sterling's kids. Please continue to spread the word and voice your #EconomicAnger. Thank you all!
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Update 4
Posted by Issa Rae
8 months ago
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With every update, know that I am more and more inspired by our ability to come together and take action TOGETHER. Unfortunately #PhilandoCastile's life was senselessly taken last night, by another "careless" police officer. It's easy to be discouraged, but I encourage you all to support another GoFundMe set up on his family's behalf: https://www.gofundme.com/2d55v9g . Thank you all for your support in donating to the #AltonSterlingFamily Scholarship Fund and for spreading the word.

UPDATE: I have left word for the Edmond, the family attorney and have been consulting with my legal advisors to ensure that ALL of the money will get to the family (hopefully tax free). We're working on the most efficient plan and I thank all of you who have reached out to help and offer your services/connections. I will continue to keep you posted.
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Update 3
Posted by Issa Rae
8 months ago
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Wow! $100k in 6 hours. This is so powerful. Can we get to $200k? I'm doubling my pledge.

That would be $40k for each of his 5 kids to go to college. Thank you all for uniting through the pain.
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Update 2
Posted by Issa Rae
8 months ago
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Thank you for helping us raise the goal! I just got off the phone with the Sterling family attorney who is aware of the GoFundMe and has asked me to call back tomorrow, as the family is (naturally) overwhelmed at this time. Will keep you all posted!

In the meantime, keep spreading the word!

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Eve Sibley
8 months ago

I think you should up the request. And speak with a lawyer, a banker, and/or the family about starting a 529 plan- it allows the earnings on the amount donated to the savings account to be tax free if the money is used for the beneficiary's college. Maybe one could be made for each child if the request was upped ?

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Waylynn Giva Pitts
8 months ago

If you have to question Issa's legitimacy you should remove yourself expeditiously! You're part of the problem!!

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Tyler Lowell
8 months ago

THIS WOMAN IS NOT A STRANGER OR A RANDO, SHE'S A WELL KNOWN ACTRESS. no black folk seem to be questioning her legitimacy.

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Lauren Thomas-Martin
8 months ago

Goal reached in 3 hours! It's amazing what people can do when we work together. Thank you, Issa, for creating this rallying point of support.

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Reena Patton
8 months ago

We trust you, Issa. You will do the right thing with the funds. Keep giving everyone. Alton's life mattered.

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Anders Estes
8 months ago

This fund needs to be shut down and the money given to Blue Lives Matter. Here is homies life accomplishments: But Alton was such a good guy... Never did nuffin, except: And here is his CQH: 9/09/96 aggravated battery 10/31/97 2nd degree battery 1/06/98 simple battery 5/04/00 public intimidation 9/20/00 carnal knowledge of a juvenile 9/04/01 domestic violence 5/24/05 burglary of an inhabited dwelling place 7/11/05 receiving stolen things 9/12/05 burglary of inhabited dwelling place 3/17/06 simple criminal damage to property, simple robbery, simple theft, drug possession, misrepresentation during booking, simple battery, aggravated battery 4/12/06 aggravated battery, simple criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace, unauthorized entry 4/04/08 domestic abuse battery 6/03/09 resisting an officer, drug possession, receiving stolen things, possession of stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon with CDs, sound reproduct without consent 10/12/09 illegal carrying of weapon, marijuana possession 8/13/15 failure to register as a sex offender 4/08/16 failure to register as a sex offender 6/14/16 ecstacy and marijuana possession

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Liz Elsen
8 months ago

y'all. Issa does not need this money. She's the amazing mind behind Awkward Black Girl ( http://awkwardblackgirl.com/) and she is making a show with HBO. http://deadline.com/2015/10/issa-rae-insecure-comedy-series-hbo-1201584383/ She doesn't need me to defend her intentions, but jeez you can google that stuff.

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Bryan Herra
8 months ago

Donating to a felon... and a pedophile to boot. Sickening times we live in...

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Philana N. Woods
8 months ago

I'm sorry. If you have concerns, then just don't donate!! Because Alton Sterling had an undesirable past, that doesn't mean his family should suffer more for his PAST mistakes! And whatever he did in the past does nit justify him losing his life so unjustly & callously!! If you're just going to be negative because you feel like it, GET OFF THE PAGE!!! Do what you want with your money and opinions somewhere else!!!!

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Christiian Xavier DeLorca
8 months ago

You people are a bunch of FOOLS! This money should go to the VICTIMS of his many years of crimes!!! Where is their justice! Of course leave up to criminals to still profit even after they are killed for resisting arrest! Shame on everyone who donated money into this "scholarship"! I would demand an accounting of every cent as I'm sure it will be spent by the time he even decides to go to college!

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Jac Lyn Clark Owenby
8 months ago

HE WAS A GANG BANGING, CHILD RAPING, DRUG DEALING CONVICTED FELON WHO HAD A GUN, WAS ON PROBATION AND KNEW HE WAS GOING TO JAIL. HE'S NOT INNOCENT. IT'S A SHAME HE DIED BUT KNOW THE FACTS BEFORE GLORIFYING SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T DESERVE IT.

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Shane Walsh
8 months ago

With the child that was conceived via him raping a 14-year-old also have access to those funds?

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Angelique Kwabenah
8 months ago

Given the tragedy that has occurred anyone who has an issue with donating just needs to not donate . Your ignorant and inappropriate comments are not necessary .

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Angel Andrea Leach
8 months ago

9/09/96 aggravated battery 10/31/97 2nd degree battery 1/06/98 simple battery 5/04/00 public intimidation 9/20/00 carnal knowledge of a juvenile 9/04/01 domestic violence 5/24/05 burglary of an inhabited dwelling place 7/11/05 receiving stolen things 9/12/05 burglary of inhabited dwelling place 3/17/06 simple criminal damage to property, simple robbery, simple theft, drug possession, misrepresentation during booking, simple battery, aggravated battery 4/12/06 aggravated battery, simple criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace, unauthorized entry 4/04/08 domestic abuse battery 6/03/09 resisting an officer, drug possession, receiving stolen things, possession of stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon with CDs, sound reproduct without consent 10/12/09 illegal carrying of weapon, marijuana possession 8/13/15 failure to register as a sex offender 4/08/16 failure to register as a sex offender 6/14/16 ecstacy and marijuana possession. For the nice gentleman who got killed. Plus he owed back child support of over 25 grand. He was not the good man people are portraying him to have been. No he did not deserve to die but he was a felon with a long record who was seen threatening people with a gun.

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Fiona Davis
8 months ago

Bryan Herra, sick times we live in when someone has to go out of their way to add to a family's pain when you don't even know the circumstances. He was 20 when he got his 14 year old girlfriend pregnant that is not something that makes anyone deserve being shot 4 times at point blank range but you go ahead and let your racism cloud your judgement and put your energy into hurting people you don't know anything about.

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Keesh Keesh
8 months ago

If you don't trust it, keep it moving!!!

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Fiona Davis
8 months ago

Bryan Herra, oh please like anyone believes your reaction is not based on race. People like you are so transparent. He was not even the person that the initial call was made about, it now appears it was not a gun they took out of his pocket, it was keys. You just jumped to all kinds of conclusions before all the facts are out and you're not convincing anyone that it'snot because you're a racist, sorry. I know your type, feeling all 10 feet tall behind a keyboard tormenting a family during the most tragic time of their life. Watch the video of his son crying for his dad and if you still have nothing better to do than pour salt in their wounds you probably just don't have a soul. Oh and BTW go fuck yourself right back loser racist pig.

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Simone Duncan
8 months ago

I've read about Issa and although I only learned of her today, I trust the word of activist and journalist of the New York Daily News #ShaunKing who has vouched for her. I pray that we exceed $200,000 college isn't getting any cheaper.

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Nik Ki
8 months ago

I'm in tears! To see that the goal was surpassed is an incredible feeling... May this family find peace and know that they have an undeniable amount of support from people all across the country... Much love from St. Louis!

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Lina Chanus
8 months ago

For those who are unfamiliar with Issa and her work. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4793987/?ref_=nv_sr_1 I trust Issa to get the money to where it needs to be, and I think you all can too.

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$714,413 of $200k goal

Raised by 23,978 people in 8 months
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Created July 6, 2016
Issa Rae  
on behalf of Donald Wingerter
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Jessica Schnell
8 months ago

My prayer is that his children can know that there is kindness in this world. People care, spread #kindness, #kindnessmatters

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8 months ago
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Eve Sibley
8 months ago

I think you should up the request. And speak with a lawyer, a banker, and/or the family about starting a 529 plan- it allows the earnings on the amount donated to the savings account to be tax free if the money is used for the beneficiary's college. Maybe one could be made for each child if the request was upped ?

+ Read More
Waylynn Giva Pitts
8 months ago

If you have to question Issa's legitimacy you should remove yourself expeditiously! You're part of the problem!!

+ Read More
Tyler Lowell
8 months ago

THIS WOMAN IS NOT A STRANGER OR A RANDO, SHE'S A WELL KNOWN ACTRESS. no black folk seem to be questioning her legitimacy.

+ Read More
Lauren Thomas-Martin
8 months ago

Goal reached in 3 hours! It's amazing what people can do when we work together. Thank you, Issa, for creating this rallying point of support.

+ Read More
Reena Patton
8 months ago

We trust you, Issa. You will do the right thing with the funds. Keep giving everyone. Alton's life mattered.

+ Read More
Anders Estes
8 months ago

This fund needs to be shut down and the money given to Blue Lives Matter. Here is homies life accomplishments: But Alton was such a good guy... Never did nuffin, except: And here is his CQH: 9/09/96 aggravated battery 10/31/97 2nd degree battery 1/06/98 simple battery 5/04/00 public intimidation 9/20/00 carnal knowledge of a juvenile 9/04/01 domestic violence 5/24/05 burglary of an inhabited dwelling place 7/11/05 receiving stolen things 9/12/05 burglary of inhabited dwelling place 3/17/06 simple criminal damage to property, simple robbery, simple theft, drug possession, misrepresentation during booking, simple battery, aggravated battery 4/12/06 aggravated battery, simple criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace, unauthorized entry 4/04/08 domestic abuse battery 6/03/09 resisting an officer, drug possession, receiving stolen things, possession of stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon with CDs, sound reproduct without consent 10/12/09 illegal carrying of weapon, marijuana possession 8/13/15 failure to register as a sex offender 4/08/16 failure to register as a sex offender 6/14/16 ecstacy and marijuana possession

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Liz Elsen
8 months ago

y'all. Issa does not need this money. She's the amazing mind behind Awkward Black Girl ( http://awkwardblackgirl.com/) and she is making a show with HBO. http://deadline.com/2015/10/issa-rae-insecure-comedy-series-hbo-1201584383/ She doesn't need me to defend her intentions, but jeez you can google that stuff.

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Bryan Herra
8 months ago

Donating to a felon... and a pedophile to boot. Sickening times we live in...

+ Read More
Philana N. Woods
8 months ago

I'm sorry. If you have concerns, then just don't donate!! Because Alton Sterling had an undesirable past, that doesn't mean his family should suffer more for his PAST mistakes! And whatever he did in the past does nit justify him losing his life so unjustly & callously!! If you're just going to be negative because you feel like it, GET OFF THE PAGE!!! Do what you want with your money and opinions somewhere else!!!!

+ Read More
Christiian Xavier DeLorca
8 months ago

You people are a bunch of FOOLS! This money should go to the VICTIMS of his many years of crimes!!! Where is their justice! Of course leave up to criminals to still profit even after they are killed for resisting arrest! Shame on everyone who donated money into this "scholarship"! I would demand an accounting of every cent as I'm sure it will be spent by the time he even decides to go to college!

+ Read More
Jac Lyn Clark Owenby
8 months ago

HE WAS A GANG BANGING, CHILD RAPING, DRUG DEALING CONVICTED FELON WHO HAD A GUN, WAS ON PROBATION AND KNEW HE WAS GOING TO JAIL. HE'S NOT INNOCENT. IT'S A SHAME HE DIED BUT KNOW THE FACTS BEFORE GLORIFYING SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T DESERVE IT.

+ Read More
Shane Walsh
8 months ago

With the child that was conceived via him raping a 14-year-old also have access to those funds?

+ Read More
Angelique Kwabenah
8 months ago

Given the tragedy that has occurred anyone who has an issue with donating just needs to not donate . Your ignorant and inappropriate comments are not necessary .

+ Read More
Angel Andrea Leach
8 months ago

9/09/96 aggravated battery 10/31/97 2nd degree battery 1/06/98 simple battery 5/04/00 public intimidation 9/20/00 carnal knowledge of a juvenile 9/04/01 domestic violence 5/24/05 burglary of an inhabited dwelling place 7/11/05 receiving stolen things 9/12/05 burglary of inhabited dwelling place 3/17/06 simple criminal damage to property, simple robbery, simple theft, drug possession, misrepresentation during booking, simple battery, aggravated battery 4/12/06 aggravated battery, simple criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace, unauthorized entry 4/04/08 domestic abuse battery 6/03/09 resisting an officer, drug possession, receiving stolen things, possession of stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon with CDs, sound reproduct without consent 10/12/09 illegal carrying of weapon, marijuana possession 8/13/15 failure to register as a sex offender 4/08/16 failure to register as a sex offender 6/14/16 ecstacy and marijuana possession. For the nice gentleman who got killed. Plus he owed back child support of over 25 grand. He was not the good man people are portraying him to have been. No he did not deserve to die but he was a felon with a long record who was seen threatening people with a gun.

+ Read More
Fiona Davis
8 months ago

Bryan Herra, sick times we live in when someone has to go out of their way to add to a family's pain when you don't even know the circumstances. He was 20 when he got his 14 year old girlfriend pregnant that is not something that makes anyone deserve being shot 4 times at point blank range but you go ahead and let your racism cloud your judgement and put your energy into hurting people you don't know anything about.

+ Read More
Keesh Keesh
8 months ago

If you don't trust it, keep it moving!!!

+ Read More
Fiona Davis
8 months ago

Bryan Herra, oh please like anyone believes your reaction is not based on race. People like you are so transparent. He was not even the person that the initial call was made about, it now appears it was not a gun they took out of his pocket, it was keys. You just jumped to all kinds of conclusions before all the facts are out and you're not convincing anyone that it'snot because you're a racist, sorry. I know your type, feeling all 10 feet tall behind a keyboard tormenting a family during the most tragic time of their life. Watch the video of his son crying for his dad and if you still have nothing better to do than pour salt in their wounds you probably just don't have a soul. Oh and BTW go fuck yourself right back loser racist pig.

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Simone Duncan
8 months ago

I've read about Issa and although I only learned of her today, I trust the word of activist and journalist of the New York Daily News #ShaunKing who has vouched for her. I pray that we exceed $200,000 college isn't getting any cheaper.

+ Read More
Nik Ki
8 months ago

I'm in tears! To see that the goal was surpassed is an incredible feeling... May this family find peace and know that they have an undeniable amount of support from people all across the country... Much love from St. Louis!

+ Read More
Lina Chanus
8 months ago

For those who are unfamiliar with Issa and her work. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4793987/?ref_=nv_sr_1 I trust Issa to get the money to where it needs to be, and I think you all can too.

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