Education Fund for Tiago's Sister Carol

$31,440 of $56,000 goal

Raised by 161 people in 2 months
Created May 15, 2019
Tiago's Friends
This campaign is in memory of Tiago Flórido, Harvard Business Economics PhD student and PUC graduate, who passed away in early May after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. Tiago was passionate about education, and since moving to the US, had helped to support the education of  his 10-year-old sister, Carol, because in Brazil, high-quality schools are mostly private and quite expensive. He also left all of his remaining funds for this purpose. We, his friends, would love to make sure that his wish is honored, and have started this fund to supplement what he left behind. 

This fund will support Carol's education expenses from ages 10 to 17, when she finishes high school, covering tuition (70% of funds raised), English and preparatory classes (20%), transportation (7%), and supplies (3%). The goal above reflects our best estimate of these costs after deducting Tiago's funds, but any unused funds will be donated to charity, hopefully to a scholarship/academic prize in his name.
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Hi everyone,

Today is Tiago's birthday, and we wanted to take the occasion to thank you all so much for donating to this fund. It has done a lot to give Carol some security for the future, and has meant a lot for his entire family to read your messages from all over the world.

Some of his friends from Brazil have also put together a blog which is collecting and has begun to post stories about Tiago, in addition to videos and speeches from the ceremonies in Cambridge and Rio. The link is here: https://tiagoflorido.wordpress.com/ and there is an email to submit to if you would like: historiastiago@gmail.com.

Regarding the donations, we also wanted to let you know that because GoFundMe can only make transfers to American bank accounts, I will be withdrawing the money and then transferring the funds to Paula in Brazil. We will also be helping her set up an investment account so that the money can be saved for Carol's high school education.

Lots of love.
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$31,440 of $56,000 goal

Raised by 161 people in 2 months
Created May 15, 2019
Tiago's Friends
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