Chip Bender Memorial Fund

$20,920 of $25k goal

Raised by 154 people in 21 days
Sally Rose
on behalf of Nancy Antequera Bender
 PHILADELPHIA, PA
Our dear friend Charles M. Bender, known as "Chip" to most of us, was cruelly and suddenly taken from us March 6, 2017. He leaves behind countless friends, and his beloved family, including his wife Nancy, and sons Matt and Carlos. Chip was a loving father, devoted husband, and accomplished athlete. He possessed an amazing, razor sharp intellect, and a heart that opened wide enough to accomodate all of us who needed him. He was passionately politically active, and always fought for justice for the least fortunate.

We would like to raise funds to assist the family with funeral and travel expenses, as well as to help support Nancy and his children during this challenging time in any way possible. Any extra funds will be used for college costs for his kids.

Chip would certainly have helped each of us in any way that he was able, if we experienced such a devastating loss in our families. Please consider contributing to this fund. The family will put these funds to immediate use to defray the expenses associated with such a tragedy.

Love to all,

Nancy, Matt, and Carlos
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Update 5
Posted by Sally Rose
13 days ago
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This is fantastic! Thank you everyone for making our original fundraising goal for Chip's family! In just a little over a week, you contributed $20K in his memory. It doesn't change the sad facts, but it does bring some peace of mind for Nancy. I apologize that I have not been able to keep up with all of the donations and personally thank each and every one of you. Please know that the family is overwhelmed with gratitude for the support and love.
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Update 4
Posted by Sally Rose
18 days ago
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Hi folks:

Everyone's generosity is amazing! Thank you for showing your love for Chip. He was a passionate and charismatic soul. We will easily make the original goal of $20K. Let's help his family breathe easier for longer. This loss was completely unexpected. It takes a village.
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Update 3
Posted by Sally Rose
18 days ago
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Hi Folks:

This campaign has almost reached its goal! Everyone has been extremely generous. I have not been able to thank everyone individually, but please know that Nancy is grateful beyond words, and shocked at the outpouring of love, condolences, and support. Again, any extra funds will be put to good use to meet the family's needs.

Blessings to all!
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Update 2
Posted by Sally Rose
20 days ago
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Chip Bender Memorial Fund has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks to Jennie, Rick and Scott.
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Louise Darlington
18 days ago

wonderful - we loved Charles beyond words - we will reach and exceed the goal for Charles, Nancy , Matt and Carlos! prayers and love

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$20,920 of $25k goal

Raised by 154 people in 21 days
Created March 7, 2017
Sally Rose  
on behalf of Nancy Antequera Bender
PF
$200
Paycor Family
4 days ago

Praying for your family.

TT
$50
Tim Tice
6 days ago

Chip you will be truly missed. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

CR
$25
Chris Richardson
6 days ago

My heart goes out to the Bender family and everyone whose lives were touched by Chip and his work.

CM
$25
Catriona MacLeod
6 days ago

On behalf of our son, Finlay, who was lucky to know and learn from Coach Bender for two seasons of Chestnut Hill soccer.

AJ
$50
AJ Johnson
9 days ago
BS
$50
Beth Schwartz
10 days ago

We're sending our healing energy to all of Chip's family. This is a powerful and palpable loss.

CM
$300
Charles McNabb
10 days ago
$100
Anonymous
11 days ago
DG
$100
Dan Gordon
13 days ago

Charles was a real role model.

BH
$20
Bonnie Hauck
13 days ago
Louise Darlington
18 days ago

wonderful - we loved Charles beyond words - we will reach and exceed the goal for Charles, Nancy , Matt and Carlos! prayers and love

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