In Memory of Boyd



Please help us support our dear friends Katie Kowal and Jay Rawl as they navigate one of the most difficult things a parent can experience: the sudden, unexpected loss of their beautiful baby boy, Boyd.

As many of you know, both Katie and Jay work in the hospitality industry; they have been part of our food and beverage community for over a decade. Unfortunately, in this business if you aren't at work, you don't get paid - there is no such thing as paid leave or bereavement time for restaurant employees.  

We are collecting funds to help support Katie and Jay during this incredibly difficult time.  Your donations will help to allow them with some much-needed time off without worrying about how to pay their bills. 

Your donations will be given directly to Katie and Jay as soon as they are made available to help them begin the long process of healing.  

Thank you for your support. 

  • Kara Hughes 
    • $25 
    • 71 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 71 mos
  • Janet LePage 
    • $25 
    • 71 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $700 
    • 71 mos
  • Elena Bulanova 
    • $25 
    • 71 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Erin Emerick 
Organizer
Bluffton, SC
Corinne Fries 
Beneficiary
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