Greg Passuntino Funeral Costs

RIP GREGORY PASSUNTINO GREG NAW IVB

***Updates 7/6/20***

Hello dear friends and contributors to the Greg Passuntino Memorial Fundraiser.

Thanks to all of your generosity we were able to raise over $60,000 in Greg's memory!  Thank you all so much for being a part of this - Greg loved all of you. So far, this money has gone towards paying for the amazing funeral service. Those of you who were able to attend, thank you so much for being there - it was amazing to see you.  The fundraiser has also helped pay for a beautiful plot at Evergreen Cemetery in Brooklyn.  The plot is located right under a big tree on a hill, and the service was really heartfelt and meaningful.  If anyone would like to see videos from either, feel free to contact me via the messaging feature on this website. 

Moving forward - we are working with an Estates & Trusts lawyer to set up the Trust on behalf of Peter & Sabrina (Greg's father & sister).  The donations from this Fundraiser will be moved to that Trust and will be used for their benefit into the future, as outlined below.  If you know Greg, you know how much he worked to take care of his father & sister.  We hope to continue that aspect of his legacy, ensuring that Peter & Sabrina are taken care of to the best of our abilities.  

Alex Rickard, a friend of Greg's since the age of 6, has been named the interim accountant of this Trust, and so the wording on the top of our GoFundMe has been changed to read "Fred Beebe is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Alex Rickard."  This is because Alex has set up a separate, unique Trust bank account for the money to be withdrawn to.  Once we linked that bank account to the GoFundMe, the website automatically updated the wording to reflect that the money would be going into a bank account with his name on it.  We just want to be clear and transparent about this so there’s no confusion.

This fundraiser will continue to be live and active until we have established the Trust. 

Thank you all again so so so much for this huge outpouring of love.  It really means the world to his family, his friends, and I'm sure he is smiling on us right now thinking of all the people who loved him. 

Much love to you all, 

Fred Beebe

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Hello everyone, I am Fred Beebe, a lifelong friend of Greg’s since we were 6 years old.  I’ve set up this fundraiser as a way to cover the funeral & memorial costs for our friend Greg Passuntino, as well as to continue to support Sabrina and Peter during this time and beyond.  
 
These funeral costs will be expensive, plus closing his apartment, moving items to storage, etc.  His family is already going through so much.  We need to help them through this time so they don’t have to worry about the finances as well.  Please donate what you can and let’s reach or exceed this goal!

The first $20,000 we raise will go directly towards the Funeral and Memorial expenses.  We are still meeting with funeral homes and will inform everyone of the date and specifics of the services once they are finalized.  

All money raised in excess of $20,000 will go to support Sabrina and Peter now and into the future.  In the short term, this includes storage, moving, and other costs associated with the reorganization of their lives.  In the long term, we are meeting with a lawyer to set up a trust for Sabrina and Peter.  The exact specifics are still being worked out but in the end, this trust will be the recipient of the funds raised here.  The funds will then be distributed to Sabrina and Peter.

If you have thoughts on this trust,  the best way to distribute it,  and any specifics on what it should go towards I want to hear from you.  My email is [email redacted] - please include “Greg Passuntino” in the subject line so I can sort the responses appropriately.  This is a crowd-funded effort so I want to hear from all of you.

I was put in charge of this fundraiser because I have experience with fundraising and disbursement.  In relation to Greg, I started and managed a fundraiser to send Greg to rehab in Thailand a few years ago.  I take this role very seriously and please know that I am not rushing to any decisions, or making any decisions on my own.  The money you have donated will go into a Trust, the specifics of which are still being worked out.  

This is obviously a fast-moving process, and so I want to keep everyone as informed as I can.  That being said, there is no rush to immediately distribute any money beyond the immediate funeral and memorial costs. We are at the beginning of the process, and I appreciate everyone’s efforts, thoughts, and generosity.  I love you all.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Fred Beebe 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
Alexander Rickard 
Beneficiary
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