Thomas "TJ" Virgin Memorial Acct
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.
Gamma Kappa 1866
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.
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.
Happy Thanksgiving! -Ryan