Sharon Gray Memorial Scholarship

$114,657 of $200k goal

Raised by 869 people in 5 months
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Robert John Markelz  CHICAGO, IL
Sharon was such a bright human being. We have been so lucky to have shared part of our lives with her. Sharon was a passionate scientist, friend, spouse, sister, daughter, aunt, granddaughter, godmother, and colleague. We are picking each other up and growing together in her absence. Please honor Sharon's memory by contributing to a fellowship in her name for mentoring young women in science.

The money is split between these three projects:

1) Sharon Gray Memorial Award- UC Davis
2) Sharon Gray Memorial Award- University of Illinois
3) Scientific exchange for female scientists between Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research and UC Davis
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Update 6
Posted by Robert John Markelz
3 months ago
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Hello Everyone-

Happy holidays! We are so grateful for your support.

We have been busy making the following three projects a reality with this fund:

1) Sharon Gray Memorial Award- UC Davis
2) Sharon Gray Memorial Award- University of Illinois
3) Scientific exchange for female scientists between Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research and UC Davis

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Update 5
Posted by Robert John Markelz
5 months ago
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This weekend we reached the halfway point! Thank you everyone who contributed, shared, liked, tweeted or just generally honored Sharon these past two weeks.

In order to meet our goal please continue sharing with friends, family, and colleagues.

We are now in discussion with UC Davis for an endowment scholarship/fellowship in Sharon's name. More details later this week. We will also have an update from our University of Illinois friends and colleagues.
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Update 4
Posted by Cody Markelz
5 months ago
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Hello Everyone.

We had such a beautiful memorial for Sharon on Friday in Moraine Hills State Park, IL. The day was perfect. Fall colors, sunset, healthy breeze, music, poems, reflections and many great people.

Thank you again for all the support.
Sharon Memorial Service- Photo JS Clark
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Update 3
Posted by Cody Markelz
5 months ago
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Thank you all very much!

Here is a really great piece about Sharon's mentoring, work and life: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/sharon-grays-mentorship-lives-on

This new photo of Sharon is one of my favorites taken on our honey moon trip to Costa Rica.
Sharon on Costa Rica trip.
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Linda Lou
5 months ago

Tom, I dont expect you to remember me. I met you long ago throuh your nephew Chris. I am heartbroken for you. Praying for your family, whom I love.

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$114,657 of $200k goal

Raised by 869 people in 5 months
Created October 6, 2016
RM
Robert John Markelz  
$10
Anonymous
13 days ago
LH
$75
Linda Hogg
17 days ago
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Jean Vancil is very dear to me. I can only hope that all the love shown here in form of donations helps the family through this very difficult time.

$30
Biruk Mulaw
18 days ago
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VJ
$200
Vanessica Jawahir
22 days ago
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KB
$50
Kenneth Birnbaum
1 month ago
1
1
SB
$75
Susan Bush
1 month ago
1
1

Love you, Sharon. Love you, Cody.

$200
Anonymous
1 month ago
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1
$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
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$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
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MF
$42
Moran Farhi
2 months ago
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Linda Lou
5 months ago

Tom, I dont expect you to remember me. I met you long ago throuh your nephew Chris. I am heartbroken for you. Praying for your family, whom I love.

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