Education Fund for Ava Bennett

Those of you who know me probably knew my son, Jae, or knew of him.  He was taken away from us in a tragic car accident leaving behind his beautiful and loving daughter, Ava.

He started non-profit known as Street Medicine KC, a chapter of the larger Street Medicine national network.  As Executive Director and Case Manager there, Jae solidified his commitment to providing vital medical and psychological services directly to those living on Kansas City streets. Jae's energy was contagious, and over the years, he built a supportive network of volunteers and partners to enact the mission. His passion and enthusiasm could be heard in board rooms, hospitals, non-profit agencies, and the streets themselves. He was a fierce advocate, calling for a smarter system that works better for the people it serves.  He was never afraid of the "boots-on-the-ground" work required so often of him.

This fundraiser was started to raise funds to help with the financial burdens that will be incurred down the road with Ava’s education.


We appreciate all expressions of love and sympathy that we have received.



  • Pauline Jirinec 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Ann Campbell 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Fredrick Francises 
    • $500 
    • 1 mo
  • Gretchen Wells 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Melvin Molder 
Organizer
Dayton, OH
Shannon Bennett 
Beneficiary
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