Alex Schachter, 14, resided in Parkland, Florida for the last eight years. Alex was tragically killed during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. Alex was one of the first students to be killed when the shooter unlawfully entered the Freshman building armed with an AR-15 that he aimed through a window outside of his classroom, preying on the defenseless and senselessly taking Alex and his classmates away from their family and friends forever. He is survived by his heartbroken parents , three siblings, grandparents and countless cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
Alex was a sweet and loving boy. As a freshman, Alex loved the marching band and played the trombone and baritone as part of the Eagle Regiment Marching band - the top marching band in the state of Florida!
If the early days after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting I created the Alex Schachter Scholarship fund to keep Alex’s memory alive by raising funds for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Marching Band and also to raise funds to improve school safety. With your generous support the Alex Schachter Scholarship Fund has raised over 240k as of 3/15/18. As the month anniversary of this horrible tragedy is upon us, It is now time to segregate/divide the funds and create a separate campaign specifically designated for school safety. The name of the new fund will be, Safe Schools For Alex (safeschoolsforalex.org). 50% of the funds raised to date will be used to help the Stoneman Douglas Marching Band in the form of charitable contributions and scholarships in Alex’s name. The other 50% of the funds raised to date will go into the Safe Schools For Alex campaign.
Moving forward, If you want to support the Stoneman Douglas Marching Band please continue to contribute to the Alex Schachter Scholarship Fund. If you want to improve school safety please contribute to the Safe Schools For Alex campaign. Thank you for all your support. We WILL and ARE making it better for all the children.
This page has been set up by the family of Alex Schachter in Parkland, Florida. Thank you all for your support and generosity.