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Help Henry and Julia Mitchell finish College

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My brother Jeff Mitchell is more than a brother.  He's a wonderful friend.  Although Jeff has navigated life bearing tremendous medical hurdles, he has raised two amazing children.  The twins, Henry and Julia, thrived, growing up under his umbrella of love and encouragement; they won awards, made their marks, acted vibrantly on the stage, and won on the tennis court.

No one has been a more relentless, selfless, and enthusiastic advocate for Henry and Julia than my brother.  Our family watched him develop and build his dynamic private psychology practice, typically working 12-plus hour days to ensure his children could continue to pursue their education and achieve their potential.

At age 13, Henry and Julia eagerly entered a boarding school where they earned stellar grades in all of their subjects while also working during the summers, accumulating many friends, and excelling in the arts (Julia) and sports (Henry).

Now, with shock and sadness, we have learned that Jeff has been diagnosed with an aggressive disease.  His time on this earth is nearly over.  Julia, Henry, and the rest of his brood must learn practically overnight how to make their way without him.

As the twins now face life without their father's love and support, they find themselves thrust into their last two years of college (Henry, politics at Vassar; Julia, business and international affairs at the University of Pennsylvania).  They face an unprecedented challenge of managing graduate school and their career launch with one less parent suddenly and unexpectedly unavailable.

So, for my brother, friend, and champion, I have established this fundraiser.  Your generous gifts will help the twins; Henry and Julia continue their education and allow them to launch their careers.

All proceeds will go directly to the twin's education to help these remarkable young people.  Thank you.


  • Julia Szwalbenest
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Shelley Szwalbenest
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Spencer Szwalbenest
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • William Renshaw
    • $200 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Deborah Mitchell
Tucson, AZ
Julia Mitchell

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