Giving Music to Honor Aria Joy

$2,060 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 40 months
We are Marc and Valerie Boehm, parents of infant Aria Joy who was born sleeping on December 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm. 

Aria's name means "joyous song", and spreading joy through music is exactly what our goal is in raising this money. Our purpose for this campaign is to create an ongoing scholarship in Aria's name which will be awarded annually to a local student pursing musical opportunities. We will start awarding the scholarship this spring and hope to raise at least $10,000 so that we can continue the scholarship for many years to come. 

The arts and education are extremely important to our family. We met at Interlochen Arts Camp during the summer of 2003 and since we both attended Interlochen either on full or partial scholarship, establishing a fund to help a future student be a part of this amazing arts space, or any other enlightening artistic environment, is important to us. Students can apply for this scholarship to help with college expenses, attend a camp, or fund a music project. 

We are both musicians, and our daugher inherited that  love of music as well.  Although she was so tiny, she kicked her mom when music was played, especially "Ave Maria". 

We would be so grateful if you could donate to this cause.
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In the last few weeks, I've been revisiting a lot of my favorite poet's words. Whitman will always be my favorite for so beautifully articulating his joy for life and how nature, life, and death are one "beautiful procession".

I think it's really important to remember to be joyful, especially in times of tragedy. Time marches on, whether it feels like it or not, and the best thing to do is to remain faithful and find joy. For us, this is achieved through "Giving Music to Honor Aria Joy". Marc and I are tremendously grateful to everyone who has "contributed a verse" to our campaign in the form of a prayer, share, kind word, or donation. 2016 will not be the year we imagined since we won't be holding our Aria Joy in April, but it gives us comfort to know we can give the gift of joyous music.

#joyfulsong #ariajoy
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The music scholarship in our daughter's name has hit a big milestone - $1,500! Marc and I are extremely grateful for your generosity. I can't tell you how this lifts us from our fog of grief when we think about giving the gift of music in Aria's name. Thank you all so very very much.
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Thank you everyone! We are on our way and it gives us so much to look forward to.
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$2,060 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 40 months
Created December 10, 2015
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Mary and Matthew Hemphill
39 months ago (Offline Donation)
40 months ago
Rhonda Stancil
40 months ago

What a meaningful, lovely way to memorialize a precious, tiny life.

Steve Seidel
40 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Marc, Valerie.

The Prirchards
40 months ago

Sending you guys love and peace during this exceptionally trying time. What a great thing this is in memory of Aria.

40 months ago
Darla Scott
40 months ago


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