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Lorenzen Children Education Fund

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On January 26, 2018, our friend and colleague Ed Lorenzen passed away tragically in a house fire. Ed’s contributions to the budget community in Washington will be felt for years to come, and he will always be remembered for his subtle, legendary wit that was unmatched. What those close to Ed know is that his proudest achievement was his three wonderful children: Zacheri, Michael, and Penny. Tragically, Michael was also lost in the fire and was found in Ed’s arms, but heroically Zacheri was able to carry Penny to safety.


To honor Ed’s memory and support his two surviving children, we are creating a long-term educational fund for Zacheri and Penny. This fund will help to take the burden of paying for college off of the family and children. All donations made through this page will go directly to support this effort. If you would like to make a donation through another means, please contact Chris Rotella (rotella@crfb.org) and other arrangements can be made.

Upon the completion of the campaign, the raised funds will be withdrawn from GoFundMe and combined with all cash/check donations made directly to our office. The funds will then be deposited into custodian accounts, in even amounts, for both Penny and Zacheri. These accounts will be used for the purpose of helping to fund their higher education expenses.

*The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) is facilitating the creation of the fund outside of its normal business mission, so all donations made to "Lorenzen Children Education Fund" will not be recorded as donations to CRFB. Due to the nature of the fund, this also means that donations are not tax deductible.
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Friends:

Please join us on Monday, June 4 as we dedicate the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget conference room to our friend and colleague, Ed Lorenzen. Refreshments will be served.

If you can make it, please email wall@crfb.org. Please also share this invitation with anyone who might be interested.

Best,
Maya MacGuineas
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CRFB Conference Room Dedication in Memory of Ed Lorenzen
Mon., June 4, 2018
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Open remarks begin at 5 pm
1900 M St., NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
RSVP: wall@crfb.org
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Reminder: Memorial Honoring Ed & Michael Lorenzen

When: Tuesday, April 17th, at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Members’ Room at the Library of Congress.

The service is open to the public, and I hope you will be able to join us in remembering Ed and Michael. If you would like to attend the memorial service, please RSVP to Jordan Sugar in Representative Hoyer’s office at hoyer.rsvp@mail.house.gov.

Following the memorial there will be a reception at the Majority Group Townhouse all are welcome to attend as well:

Where: 19 D St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
When: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
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Dear Supporters and Friends,

Many of you have asked about opportunities to pay tribute to our friend Ed Lorenzen and his son, Michael, both of whom died tragically in a house fire a few weeks ago. I write to share with you that a memorial service has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 17th, at 1:30 p.m. in the Members’ Room at the Library of Congress. The service is open to the public, and I hope you will be able to join me to remember Ed and Michael. If you would like to attend the memorial service, please RSVP to Jordan Sugar in my office at hoyer.rsvp@mail.house.gov.

Ed was a dear friend to many of us from his years of service both with former Rep. Charlie Stenholm and as my advisor on budget issues during the time I served as Majority Leader. Even after he left the Hill, first for the Simpson-Bowles Fiscal Commission and then for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, he continued to play an important role in Congressional discussions about budgeting and fiscal sustainability, maintaining close relationships with Members and staff on both sides of the aisle. As we gather to remember him next month, we will celebrate Ed’s contributions to public service as well as his kind spirit and genial nature. We will also remember his four year-old son, Michael Lorenzen, and pay tribute to the heroism of Ed’s eldest son Zacheri, who courageously escaped the fire and saved his younger sister Penny’s life.

Sincerely,
STENY H. HOYER
House Democratic Whip
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Yesterday CRFB honored the memory of Ed Lorenzen at our Better Budget Process Summit with a video that we wanted to share with everybody: https://vimeo.com/256824950
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