In Memory of Clare Ford

Those who knew Clare Ford knew her incredible generosity

As a way of keeping that part of her with us, we're inviting people to contribute to two organizations that were important to her.

One is Daraja Academy, where Josh and Clare volunteered last fall.

"Daraja provides students with full scholarships and resources to be critical thinkers, progressive leaders, and architects of their futures. The academy provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services so students may focus on their academic and personal potential without the everyday barriers they would otherwise face."

The other is Big Shoulders Fund where Clare often volunteered.

"For more than twenty-eight years, the Big Shoulders Fund has helped Chicago’s children in need achieve their dreams through access to a quality, values-based education. We accomplish this by investing more than $20 million annually in scholarship support and academic enrichment for students, operational improvements for schools, leadership development programs for the next generation of school leaders, and academic programs and professional development for teachers."

Donations ()

  • Karen Zenisek 
    • $25 
    • 33 mos
  • Joshua Schwartz 
    • $577 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Sarah & Andrew Lovett 
    • $200 
    • 33 mos
  • Jennifer Hanson 
    • $40 
    • 33 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kathryn Johnson 
Washington, DC
Mary Johnson 
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