The Connor Golden Fund

On July 3, Connor Golden, an 18-year-old from Fairfax, VA, vacationing with friends, stepped on explosive material in a tragic incident in New York's Central Park,  mutilating his foot. His leg had to be amputated just below the knee.

Connor, a 2015 graduate of Oakton High School, with a promising career ahead of him, is an accomplished sound technician, musician, outdoors enthusiast, and Eagle Scout. His academic career includes Beginning Bridges preschool, Navy Elementary School, and Franklin Middle School. As a student at Oakton High School, he participated in Oakton’s Cougar Chorus for four years, while serving the performing arts department as the sound technician for major school and department functions. He just completed his freshman year at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music as an honors student studying Music Engineering.

This campaign has been organized by parents of the Oakton Chorus family who are asking you to please help the Golden family as they face extraordinary medical expenses in seeing Connor through his recovery.

Your donation will go directly to the Golden family. The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of support and has issued a full statement, which can be viewed here .

Those who know Connor know him to be soft-spoken, extremely talented, dedicated to his craft, and always committed in his endeavors. Now, this is your opportunity to show your support and make a difference. Thank you!

How Your Donation Will be Used

Donations are intended to provide funds that are incremental to any other funds that may be available to Connor from other sources.  No portion of any donation is intended to be used or applied to reduce or offset any benefits to which Connor Golden would otherwise be eligible or entitled from other sources such as medical insurance, monetary recovery from the perpetrator(s) , or crime victim funds (e.g., any funds that may be available through the New York Office of Victim Services). 


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  • Anonymous 
    • $200 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
  • Larry Connor 
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
  • Blair Raber 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
  • Nancy Brenner 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
  • Rebecca Wakenight 
    • $5 (Offline)
    • 8 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Terry Lowe-Edwards 
Fairfax, VA
Carol Golden 
Team member
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