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Krygier Memorial Music Scholarship

$10,630 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 74 people in 12 months

Michael Krygier Memorial Music Scholarship

In short, we are starting this Go Fund Me for the benefit of a young, talented musician that is trying to make their way.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 to give as a gift / scholarship to at least one rising musical star in our surrounding communities.  We will be requiring a video submission, and the family will be choosing the winner(s). 

We are doing this in the honor and memory of our dearest friend, Michael Krygier, who tragically took his own life on November 13, 2017.  We’re sharing this detail to bring continued awareness to the fact that we all face struggles in life, and as a result, we all need someone or something to turn to.  For Michael, that was his music, his family, and his friends.  Unfortunately for all of us, that simply wasn’t quite enough to endure.

As a person, Michael was beautiful in so many ways.  No matter how much time had elapsed in between visits, he’d always make everyone feel like we had just seen him yesterday.  If you tried to shake his hand or drop a fist bump, he’d always say: “nah man, bring it in for the real thing,” and would give the best and biggest hug any of us will ever receive.  He was special, and as he shared his joy, he made everyone in his life special.

As a musician, Michael was inspired by various artists from all walks of life.  He played the piano and keyboard, but his true gift was the guitar.  Michael grew up shredding, but his passion later turned into a somewhat softer and technically sound tune.  Michael was fortunate to have starred as the lead guitarist in multiple bands that toured both the country and Europe.  He was also fortunate to have performed on David Letterman, at South x Southwest, in the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many more.  Let’s also not forget the joy Michael shared with others through the guitar lessons he gave at our local music shop.


Michael was an inspiration to us all, and through this gift, he will continue to be an inspiration to at least one more.
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Happy Saturday & New Year everyone.

Wanted all of you who have donated to know that we've hit our goal!! Thanks so much for your support.

The scholarship has been established with Wayne State, so I'll be sending the funds this week. I'll make sure everyone is up to date on the selection process and will try to get some info out on which students are chosen.

Love & miss ya, bud
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Had some great conversations with a few folks at Wayne State University over the past two days. Planning on opening a "Named Fund" through the University in December for continued support and awareness. This will also help with the Scholarship and and applicant process. Thanks to WSU for the help. Thanks to all of you for your support. Rock on Krygier!
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One third of the way to our goal in less than 24 hours! Thank you all for your efforts thus far.
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$10,630 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 74 people in 12 months
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SC
$100
Sana Clark
11 months ago
PF
$4,050
Pachota-Johnston-Levy Family
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
KS
$100
Katie & Dan Sheeran
11 months ago
DB
$50
Diane Buesser
12 months ago
AA
$20
Anonymous Anonymous
12 months ago
NM
$50
Nicholas Maher
12 months ago
JM
$40
Josh Mayle
12 months ago
SR
$25
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12 months ago
$20
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