Clark Fitzgerald Memorial Fund

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Jay Fitzgerald
on behalf of Columbia Bullion
 RIDGEWOOD, NY
Don Clark Fitzgerald passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 in an automobile accident on his way to Standing Rock, North Dakota to help advocate for water protection and indigenous rights. He was 28 years old and lived an incredibly full and joyous life that touched the hearts of many people all over the globe. He was a joyous warrior for a better, truer world and way of living.

Clark was born May 20, 1988 in Evanston, Illinois. He lived in Evanston, New Canaan, CT, Houston, London, Prague, and Los Angeles, but lived most of his life as a passionate New York City resident. He travelled extensively. His mother and he had a running competition for most countries visited - he was winning by running well into the 40s.

Clark made his money as a bicycle messenger, but what he truly was was an activist and a uniter. Clark's life was filled with joy, for his people, for the outdoors, for his many missions. He was he kindest, gentlest, most passionate, most loving, least judgmental, most generous person one would ever meet. He will be deeply missed, but his memory, his laughter, his sly smile and incisive wit will bring us happiness forever.

Clark graduated from St. Luke's and The Dalton School in New York City, and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He was a co-founder of the Woodbine Collective and the Ridgewood Community Garden in Queens, and was wholly devoted to issues ranging from justice and caring for marginalized people, to improving the lives and interactions of communities large and small.

Clark is survived by his parents, Ginny and Jay, and his sister Shea, all of Los Angeles, and grandparents SoRelle and Don Fitzgerald of Oklahoma City, and Linda Skinner and her husband Ellis, of Dallas, and Don Clark and his wife Beverly, also of Dallas. He is also survived by a network of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends the world over who he considered family.

Gifts to Clark's memory can be made to his non-profit organization, Mayan Spring, through the GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/clarkfitzgerald from which money will be distributed to support Clark's favorite projects like the Ridgewood Community Garden. In lieu of a monetary contribution, we would encourage you to help improve your own community in any and every way you can. ALSO, WE HAVE NO FIXED MONETARY GOAL IN PLACE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN, but Clark had many projects. The more we can support with your help, the better!

See more about Clark here: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010223078619&tsid=0.8885136542467853&source=typeahead
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A very personal thank you to everyone who has so generously contributed. For those donating this week, specific thank yous will be delayed as Jay will be traveling to Standing Rock to honor Clark and stand with the Water Protectors and the Sovereign Sioux Nations.
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Carlene We Peltier
27 months ago
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I'm sorry to hear about this. Prayers going out to your family and friends. I'm lost for words. I'm sad when I seen this. You are now walking with the Creator & I hope you watch down on our people, as they continue to fight this battle. Also, for the battle of clean water all over the world. Thank you, for your sacrifice and courage. ❤️

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$25
Susannah Hornsby
10 months ago

Keep making magic and may your heart be full of light.

TJ
$50
ty jk
11 months ago

to all the wonderful things clark introduced me to in our youth. to all the wisdom and kindness he showed me. no monetary value can match the sweet memories clark has left with me

CN
$75
cathy nolan
13 months ago

deepest condolences from friends at the ridgewood democratic club and assemblywoman catherine nolan, this love over due contribution is because I have not forgotten this lovely young man's sensitive advocacy in our ridgewood community, rest in peace

Carlene We Peltier
27 months ago
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I'm sorry to hear about this. Prayers going out to your family and friends. I'm lost for words. I'm sad when I seen this. You are now walking with the Creator & I hope you watch down on our people, as they continue to fight this battle. Also, for the battle of clean water all over the world. Thank you, for your sacrifice and courage. ❤️

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