Anthony Stephan House Fund

UPDATE: Hello everyone! We just wanted to say again how very, very grateful Shannon (and we) are for all your kind words, good thoughts, prayers, and very generous donations. Thank you all so much!

It has been overwhelming and heartwarming to feel and see all your kindness and generosity overflowing here for Steph, Shannon, and their daughter. <3

And, again, I personally and absolutely guarantee that all of these proceeds will go completely to Steph's wife, Shannon Johnson, and their daughter only--as she is the sole beneficiary of this campaign and is the only person who can withdraw any and all of the funds.

Whether is was $1 or $1 million dollars, Shannon and her family truly appreciate all of you and what you all are doing for Steph, her, and their daughter......and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. <3 <3 <3

On Friday March 2, 2018 Anthony Stephan House was tragically killed by an unspeakable crime of violence when he was fatally injured by a package bomb placed on the front porch of his home near Austin, Texas. 

Steph was a giving, generous, and loving husband and father as well as a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend to many. His death has left his wife and their young daughter traumatized by his loss as well as emotionally devastated. His wife will now have to face life as a single parent as well as reassemble her home and finances to now raise their daughter alone.

Even with insurances, savings, etc., finances will be tough for his wife and daughter as they attempt to put their lives back together without Stephan. There are many unexpected bills now due to the crime (medical, funeral, etc.) as well as damage to their home that must be repaired, etc.

Any financial help that we can give his wife and daughter to help them in financially recovering from this unimaginable loss would be so helpful and greatly appreciated by them.  All monies collected will be given solely to Steph's wife to use as she needs/see fit to repair their life financially and give her a chance to grieve before having to return to work as a teacher. 

Any donations left after that point will be used to help fund his daughter's future educational goals.  Steph would have wanted for his daughter to have the best chance to attain her goals thru college or other higher educational training.  

Thank you for all your help and support of Steph's wife and daughter after this devastating loss. Your kindness and generosity is truly appreciated!

(specific names of the victim's wife and daughter have intentionally been left out/off due to the sensitive nature of this crime and the on-going investigation. Since the criminal(s) who committed this crime have yet to be found, we felt that for Steph's wife and daughter's safety, it is best to leave off their names for now. Thank you for understanding.) 


 See top
  • Amy Waggoner 
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
  • Leona Sonne 
    • $14 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 24 mos
  • Stephen Lloyd 
    • $10 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $800 
    • 35 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Lydia Hinojosa Heitsche 
Austin, TX
Shannon Johnson 
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more