Dan Markel Memorial Fund

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Raised by 222 people in 32 months
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Danny Memorial Fund  TALLAHASSEE, FL
***This memorial fund has closed and no additional donations are being accepted.  Thank you so much to all who donated.  All donations are now with Danny's family and in formal trusts for the boys. This page remains available temporarily for Danny's family and friends to visit and to read tributes. In loving memory of our Danny <3 ***

Dan Markel Memorial Fund To Benefit His Sons, Benjamin and Lincoln Markel

Danny Markel, our forever beloved friend, scholar, mensch, and Abba to Ben and Lincoln was taken from those he loved and those who loved him. He loved his students, his colleagues, his friends, his scholarly work, and helping all those in need. Most of all, he loved his faith and his family. Ben and Lincoln were his heart. Danny will live every day in our hearts, and we must work together to ensure his most beloved little bears know how much their Abba was loved and what a great, wise, amazing man and father he was...and how much he loved them.

This fund is exclusively for the benefit of his children. Every donation will be accounted for, and Danny's family oversees the fund. Any subsequent funding mechanisms or formal trusts created will have all monies received here added to them in full.

Please donate here online, or if you would like to donate without any online processing fees, please contact us through this page for information on sending checks or depositing directly at any Bank of America location.

Also, this is not the only way to honor Danny's memory. Additional memorial donation options now include:

-Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, 1-800-387-1479,


-Canadian Magen David Adom, 416-780- 0034, 1-800-731-2848,


-Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 4858 Kerry Forest Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32309, 1-850- 893-9674,


-Harvard Hillel


Please honor our Danny in any way that feels right to you.

We send our love to all those grieving his senseless loss. We are forever changed by him. We are forever blessed by him.

Baruch Dayan Emet
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$59,508 of $54k goal

Raised by 222 people in 32 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
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Created July 21, 2014
25 months ago(Offline Donation)

Danny, you will always be loved and missed. No matter how much time passes, your spirit remains in our hearts. We pray for justice, but most of all we pray for peace, and for those beautiful boys to grow up happy, healthy, and surrounded by love. Your legacy continues. Your love lives on.

28 months ago
29 months ago(Offline Donation)
Rabbi David Novak
30 months ago(Offline Donation)
Michael A. Olivas
31 months ago

I joined Dan when he interviewed with UHLC at the beginning of his teaching career, and it was clear he would soar. I always thought of him as one of those who got away, when we did not convince him to join us. When I became president of the AALS, he generously gave of his time and advice, and again, he was one who got away, as I tried to appoint him to a committee, but he wriggled away--one of only three or four who got away through some artful pleading (of nearly a hundred). I was mortified when I read of his murder, and am glad to stand with many others to try and help his kids. I regret the provenance of such a fund, but am glad it is here, to express love and solidarity.

31 months ago
Mark Seidenfeld
31 months ago

I miss Danny's invigorating presence at the Law School.

31 months ago
31 months ago
Philip Shakhnis
31 months ago

Dan, We miss you. May your soul know peace. Love, Philip and Deena

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