Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Fndn

$5,375 of $150k goal

Raised by 33 people in 14 months
Lucien Zoll
for Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation
 NEWTON HIGHLANDS, MA
Sifu Drew Chin, Son of Helen Gee Chin
Sifu Alex Woo
Scholarship winner Gina Bao
Scholarship winner Jesse Li
Scholarship winner Stephanie Chin
Scholarship winner Cheyene LaChapelle
Jesse Chan
Scholarship winner Melanie Chan
Scholarship winner Mary Kallab



The HGCSF was founded in 2011, to honor the memory of Helen Gee Chin, wife of Sifu Chin of Calvin Chin’s Martial Arts Academy, Inc.   Simo was the administrator at CCMAA for 15 years and was involved with preserving the history and promoting the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts. She was beloved by her husband, the students of the Academy that she ran with him, and by the martial arts community as a whole. The Foundation is devoted to offering college scholarships to encourage academic achievement and motivate individuals to become serious students of the Chinese martial arts.

With this unique mission, in just four years the HGCSF has become a landmark within the US Chinese martial arts community.  During this short period of time, already over $50,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to 22 individuals, from places like California, Ohio, and Maryland, to attend college at institutions like Berkeley, Boston College, and Case Western to name just a few.  This group of young men and women includes international wu shu medalists, International traditional Kung fu , and Tai Chi Champions.  The same characteristics of focus, determination, and hard work that helped them reach such heights within the martial arts are now being turned, with the help of their HGCSF scholarships, towards the goals of becoming doctors, scientists, and future community leaders. 

While we have been both pleased with this success and humbled by the help and support of so many in making it possible, to truly honor Simo Helen we would like to see scholarships awarded for years to come.  Towards that end, we have set as our goal to raise $150,000 by June, 2016.  Together with the nearly $200,000 we have already raised the past four years, through a combination of silent fund raising and our annual HGCSF Fundraiser Open House performance, reaching this financial goal would allow us to create an endowed fund permitting the award of 6-8 scholarships per year in perpetuity.

Thank you for any help you can provide us in achieving our goal of creating a fully-endowed fund for the HGCSF.  With 2016 being the fifth anniversary of the HGCSF, the 20th anniversary of the CCMAA school Simo Helen helped found with her husband, Sifu Calvin Chin, and the 45th anniversary of hung kuen martial arts (the lineage taught at CCMAA) on the US East Coast, it would be especially meaningful and auspicious to succeed in this fundraising effort.
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Update 5
Posted by Lucien Zoll
9 months ago
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Yet another update from the Helen Gee Chin Scholarship foundation go fund me campaign! I wish to thank everyone that had alway generously donated to the scholarship foundation! This includes a donation of $300. From an anonymous donor! This generous donation just pushed us part the $5,000. mark! I am truly grateful for the support we have recieved thus far! If you haven't given yet it's not to late! Please consider making a donation today!
Our beloved Simo and our Sifu playing Tai Chi push hands in happier times
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Update 4
Posted by Lucien Zoll
11 months ago
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So here is another update for the Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundations GoFundme campaign. First off, I want to thank the three people who anonymously donated in the amount of $100. each bringing our total to $4,245! As a reminder, even though the GoFundme page shows the campaign being 3 months old, In reality we only released it/ launched it 9 days ago! To all of my friends and family around the world who have donated already I offer my sincere gratitude! If you have not yet donated, I'm sure you have your reasons. Perhaps you don't have much and think a small amount won't help anyway. Maybe you see that we are so far from our goal of $150K and think we will never reach it. Maybe you think someone else will donate so it will get done with out your help. Maybe you are just busy and are thinking you'll get to it at some point. Please allow me to address these issues, and I'll try to be as brief as possible. I know that times are hard, believe me when I tell you that if enough people make even very small donations we will reach our goal! We are far from our goal of $150K. The reason we are trying to raise such a large amount is this: so far we have given over $50,000. in scholarships. We have been limited in what we were able to give $2,500. per award with$1,000. runner up awards. We have given an average of 4 full and 4 runner ups each year. We get a lot of very qualified applications. If we can get to an endowment level of investment we hope to build in both the the number of awards and monetary value of each award. This is why we are pushing hard towards the $150K number. My teacher Calvin Chin has taught me that if you wnt to achieve something you have to act! Please act today! Visit our Gofundme page and donate any amount right now. Don't wait! Make a difference in the life of a young person who will face the challenge of the insanely high cost of education, today! Please share this link as well and help spread the word! Please look at the attached picture. Throw back Thursday! My teacher Master Calvin Chin and our beloved Simo Helen Chin enjoying time together some years back! Join me in doing what we can today! Thank you and best regards! Lucien
Throw back Thursday!
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Update 3
Posted by Lucien Zoll
11 months ago
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So here's another update on the Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundations GoFund me campaign. The donations have continued to come in slowly but steadily. I have been thanking many of you who donated on Facebook but some of you donated anonymously so Iv'e had to thank you privately. I want to thank the anonymous donor that just made a donation of $300. Again every amount helps us as we push forward towards our goal! If you have not yet donated, Please don't wait. Go to our GoFundme and donate now! I thank you all! have a great day
Taking a deserved break between classes
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Update 2
Posted by Lucien Zoll
11 months ago
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So here's another update for the Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation. With your continued support at the time of this update we have raised $3,195. Again a big thank you too all of the people who have donated thus far. We have raised this amount over the course of 6 days. We have had some very generous donations from $1,000. , $500.,$300., $250., $200., numerous $100., and today even an anonymous donation of $5. I want to be clear, every donation is helpful and very much appreciated. If all you can afford to donate today is $5. we will welcome that help. If 10,000 people donated just $5. a piece that would be $50,000. Also if one person wants to donate $150,000. we would of course welcome that as well. ;)The point is; please give what ever you can! It is a great cause and if you look on our GoFundMe you can see videos of past scholarship winners who have benefited in real ways from this scholarship! Look for the video from scholarship winner Mary Kallab that I just added to the campaign today. Thank you and have a great day!
our Sifu and our beloved Helen Gee Chin
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$5,375 of $150k goal

Raised by 33 people in 14 months
Created January 18, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation
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$300
Ed & Yvonne Wong
9 months ago
$300
Anonymous
9 months ago
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$30
Rodney Graves
9 months ago
$50
Lucia Colombaro & Jeremy Stark
9 months ago
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$100
Teresa Hum
10 months ago
SZ
$150
Stuart Zoll
10 months ago
$200
Martin Ware
10 months ago

Doing a great thing for young people.

$100
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11 months ago
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