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Emma Kowalko Education Fund

$3,805 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 11 months



We all lost a brother, friend, daddy and in general a good guy this weekend. I want to leave a legacy of Ryan for his daughter. I know Ryan struggled to graduate college like myself, I think he beat my 8 year bachelor's degree even, so I wanted to make sure Emma didn't have as much trouble when she gets of age.


We have time on our side. If we can raise even $2000 now and let's say Jordan and family saves $500/year for her from now until 18, she would have $30k to start college.


I plan on going up to Lake Michigan Credit Union with Jordan, Ryan's parents, whomever wants to be involved to get it in the correct type of account.

If you can't contribute now, you can to the savings account when it is set up.

https://www.misaves.com/tools/calculator/

Please feel free to reach out to me if you need me.

RIP Ryan. We all loved you.
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WOW! Within the past month you guys have all raised so much for Emma! I know his family is sure feeling the love. I can't believe all the people who knew AND didn't know Ryan that have helped out. You all rock!
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Whoa! Incredible guys! I can't believe the support that we've had! I'm sure Emma will have tears when she's older and her mom tells her what you all have done for her!

I will keep it open probably through next month because I know some people that still wanted to donate but because of budgetary reasons could not this month.
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Wow! I cannot believe the support from people that both knew him and didn't know him! Thanks everyone, I know he would be tearing up that we have collectively raised so much!

I was great seeing so much love and support for Ryan at his funeral. The stories were great.

FYI - I plan on keeping it going for probably a month or so so that those who still want to donate want to budget it in for the next month.

I am also creating a memory box that I will give to Jordan. I thought writing down the memories that I have of Ryan and telling Emma who I am and how her dad affected my life might be good for her to read in the future. Chances are, I'll forget things over the coming years.

If interested you can message me and we can arrange that.
Some of Ryan's friends
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Whoa! Just a couple days later and we've raised so much so far! I know Ryan would be amazed by this guys.

If you can't donate now, you will be able to down the road once we get the funds into the proper account.

Education was very important to Ryan, even with his struggles to get his degree he finally finished. Let's make sure Emma doesn't have to struggle as much as he did.
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Raised by 38 people in 11 months
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10 months ago
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EH
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$30
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10 months ago
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