Thomas "TJ" Virgin Memorial Acct

$11,750 of $20k goal

Raised by 134 people in 17 months
Ryan Lynch  DENVER, CO
Brothers of Gamma Kappa Sigma Nu and Friends,

As many of you know, Thomas Virgin (GK 1861), or "TJ" to us, was killed in a plane crash while on a business trip in Akron, OH on 11/10/15.

TJ leaves behind his wife, Andrea, and their 4-month old daughter, Victoria.

The purpose of this crowdfunding effort is to raise $2000 to purchase a bronze memorial plaque at the Sigma Nu Chapter House in Boulder. http://www.sigmanuboulder.com/buffalo-memorial/

The remaining balance will go toward a College Fund for Victoria Virgin.

The tentative date for the memorial plaque dedication will be 9/10/16 prior to a CU football game.

Please donate what you can and continue to keep TJ's family in your thoughts and prayers.

-Ryan Lynch
Gamma Kappa 1866

REQUIRED UPDATE:

1. Who you are: Ryan Lynch

2. Where you're from: Denver, CO

3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for: I was a college roommate, fraternity brother and close friend of recently deceased Thomas "TJ" Virgin. I know his widow, Andrea Virgin and their 4-month old daughter, Victoria Virgin.

4. How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible): The first $2,000 will go toward a bronze memorial plaque for TJ at our fraternity house at the University of Colorado at Boulder. ( http://www.sigmanuboulder.com/buffalo-memorial/)
All of the remaining funds will be sent to a trust that is being set up by the Virgin family for Victoria Virgin's college savings account.

5. How you intend to get the funds to those in need: I will cut a check for $2000 to the Sigma Nu (Gamma Kappa Chapter) account to cover the cost of the plaque. I will then cut a check/transfer with all of the remaining funds to the trust account being set up by the Virgin family for Victoria's future college tuition.
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Update 2
Posted by Ryan Lynch
17 months ago
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I am thankful to know the Virgin family. It breaks my heart that they will be spending the holiday without TJ.

I am also thankful that the CU Sigma Nu brothers and friends have stepped up and raised $11,000+ to date.

As many of you know, TJ struggled every semester to make his tuition payments. Let's make sure his daughter, Victoria, never has to.

Our efforts have been covered by various news outlets throughout Florida, and yesterday, the Sigma Nu National Fraternity covered the story on their website.

http://sigmanublog.com/2015/11/25/brothers-organize-to-support-family-in-wake-of-tragedy/

Happy Thanksgiving! -Ryan
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Update 1
Posted by Ryan Lynch
17 months ago
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Wow... Great job everyone. I really underestimated the response that this would generate.

Don't stop giving!

The plaque is now more than paid for, so every additional dollar goes toward Victoria Virgin's College Fund.
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Roberto Santamaría
17 months ago

The brothers of Mu Psi Sigma Nu (UCF) send our condolences. T. Jay and I went to elementary and middle school together. Sincerely, Roberto (Mu psi 103)

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Toni Woodall Corbin
17 months ago

condolences

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$11,750 of $20k goal

Raised by 134 people in 17 months
Created November 11, 2015
KA
$100
Kyle Alexander
16 months ago
TE
$100
Tri County Endocrinology
16 months ago

The physicians and staff of Tri-County Endocrinology & Nuclear Medicine send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Nancy Andrews, DO; Eric Langer, DO & Amy Tobin, DO.

$25
Anonymous
17 months ago
BD
$25
Brittany Davis
17 months ago

My Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

LS
$50
Lauren Applebaum Strull
17 months ago
$50
Anonymous
17 months ago
SM
$250
Scott Miller
17 months ago
JO
$5
Jack O'Neil
17 months ago
MC
$20
Matthew Campbell
17 months ago

RIP brother

MG
$100
Matt Gustafson
17 months ago

Your presence will be truly missed, but your spirit will always be in our hearts. Thanks for all of the great memories and for being such a badass! Keep it poppin up there and we will see you soon!

Roberto Santamaría
17 months ago

The brothers of Mu Psi Sigma Nu (UCF) send our condolences. T. Jay and I went to elementary and middle school together. Sincerely, Roberto (Mu psi 103)

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Toni Woodall Corbin
17 months ago

condolences

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