College Tuition Assistance

$12,228 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 6 months
In honor of my best friend, Jennifer Russo, I have created this fund to help contribute to the future college education of her two children. 

Jen and I met when I began working with Northwell Health 5 years ago.  Our friendship developed over the course of time that we worked together, and we quickly became a staple in each other's lives.  When Jen received her cancer diagnosis, I was by her side every step of the way-which included many challenging conversations.  Financial stressors were often discussed, particularly as it related to her children's ability to further their education in her absence.  As such, I have started this fundraising campaign in an effort to kick start a savings fund- which I intend on managing, investing, and gifting to her children over time.  

I hope you will join me in donating to this cause, and help fulfill a dream Jen had for her daughter and son.

Thank you,
Jackie Rindos
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As Jennifer's friend, and a close friend of her family, I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support provided to both her family and this fund over the course of this past month. I would like to very simply say thank you to everyone who has donated so far!
It is hard to believe that tomorrow will already mark the 1 month anniversary of Jen's passing; just one day after what would have been her 47th birthday, today. Needless to say, this past month, and missing her physical presence today, on her birthday, has been very challenging for so many of us, particularly her family and close friends.
Jen would be so proud of her children for how strong and resilient they have both been in managing through this difficult time so far. Marissa and Ryan continue to display such incredible strength, courage and perseverance throughout this process, it has truly been unbelievable to witness. One thing that Jen always relished in was how proud she was of her children, particularly when it came to school performance and participation in school activities. I, and many others, can personally attest that they are two of the smartest, dedicated, respectful, and motivated children one could ever meet.

I hope that together we continue to work on hitting the goal that I have set for them, so that we may all share in fulfilling not just Jen's dream for her kids, but her children's dreams too. We are just about halfway there already! Endless thanks to everyone for their support in helping truly kickstart this fundraising effort. I know Jennifer is looking down in shock and awe already.

Again, I ask if you have not yet contributed, to please consider donating, any donations large or small will go a tremendously long way as it relates to the future education of her children.

Happy Birthday Jennifer Russo, we all miss you so very much!
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