Help for Brent McDonald's Family

$35,011 of $31,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 37 months
Christine Edgar
on behalf of Danielle Logan
 SEATTLE, WA
Our dear friend Brent McDonald was killed yesterday (December 13, 2015) and our hearts are broken. Brent loved his partner, Danielle Logan, as well as her 15-year-old daughter whom he helped raise since she was a preschooler. He was a quiet, gentle, and soulful man who was a talented artist, and who loved working with kids and teens as a Teaching Artist at Coyote Central here in Seattle. You can see a long list as well as photos of public art projects on which he worked as a teacher and mentor for youth artists here: http://www.coyotecentral.org/new-hit-the-streets 


Here is what we know about how he died: Sometime between 2:00 and 3:00 Sunday morning in Belltown someone heard a gunshot, looked out their window, and saw two men get into a car and drive away. Then they saw Brent lying on the sidewalk and called the police. The police are investigating, but it could be a while before we know much more, if we ever do.

We are devastated that such a peaceful and kind person was taken from us so suddenly and by such violent means. I have set up this appeal to help Brent's family with his memorial service, and to help Danielle with other immediate expenses that may arise for her as a result of his death.  Danielle is one of the hardest-working people I know, but with Brent gone, she will struggle to cover everyday bills and needs for herself and her daughter. 

So many people have asked us how they can help.  Here is one way. If you can contribute to this fund, you will be helping to ease the difficult weeks ahead for Brent's family.  If you cannot give a gift at this time, your words of support would also mean a lot to all of us. Thank you.  - Christine Edgar
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Update 6
Posted by Christine Edgar
37 months ago
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Brent's Memorial will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144). There is limited seating for Brent's and Danielle's friends and family. After the memorial ceremony, there will be a reception to celebrate his life to which all are invited. We expect the reception to begin at about 3:30.
Photo by Joe Mabel, 2007
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Update 5
Posted by Christine Edgar
37 months ago
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Hello again, friends and family! I'm writing to pass on a request from Danielle for any photos of Brent you might have, particularly from the first half of his life, but any pictures are welcome. Please email them to her at Danielle.Logan75@gmail.com by Saturday morning, Jan 2 if at all possible. If you can, please give a brief description of the photo and approximately when it was taken, but even if you don't have that information, still send photos you think she might want to see. Thank you!
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Update 4
Posted by Christine Edgar
37 months ago
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This has been a difficult holiday season for those of us who knew and loved Brent, but the donations here, the many gifts of food, of kind words, and of your presence helped us all get through it, and even to find moments of joy and laughter in our sorrow. As this calendar year ends we wish all of you the same peace and contentment we hope to find in the New Year. With gratitude and love, Christine, Danielle, and the rest of Brent's close circle of family and friends.
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Update 3
Posted by Christine Edgar
37 months ago
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Reminder: Today, December 22, beginning at 7:00 p.m., some of Brent's family and friends will be gathering in Powell Barnett Park (352 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle) near the northwest entryway by the mosaic benches that he helped create. We'll light candles in his memory. All are welcome to come and bring a light of some kind. A more formal memorial service is being planned for after the New Year to allow time for more family members to get to Seattle.
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Jesse Bernstein
37 months ago

I will be at the memorial service in spirit. I am currently living in New York. You will all be in my thoughts in prayers on Saturday.

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$35,011 of $31,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 37 months
Created December 22, 2015
Christine Edgar
on behalf of Danielle Logan
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$50
Samantha Noonan
31 months ago

I hope you keep playing music and writing songs to celebrate your love. It was an honor to meet you today.

KR
$100
Kat Randolph
33 months ago

My three kids all took classes at Coytote Central with Brent, and gained so much from his kind and steady guidance. What a terrible loss.

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Anonymous
33 months ago
SW
$100
Sara Waterman
34 months ago
KC
$75
Kei Chua
35 months ago

A very good teacher. Glad to have met him.

AH
$50
Ann Hollar
35 months ago

Two of my sons took classes with Brent. What a lovely, kind soul. I am so sorry.

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35 months ago
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roland carlos
36 months ago
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36 months ago
Jesse Bernstein
37 months ago

I will be at the memorial service in spirit. I am currently living in New York. You will all be in my thoughts in prayers on Saturday.

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