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Build A Memorial Fund Worksheet

To help us get a memorial fund started for you please fill out the build a memorial fund worksheet to answer all the questions we will need to get your memorial fund up and running as quickly as possible.

  1. Name of the Memorial Fund:

    (i.e., Douglas F. Smith Memorial Fund)

  2. Description of the Memorial Fund:(We suggest a brief two part description mentioning the person memorialized and the intended beneficiaries; however this is merely a suggestion.)

    (i.e., The Douglas F. Smith Memorial Fund, established in 1994, is a tribute to the memory of Doug Smith. Distributions are awarded annually to a student, artist, or athlete in support of their efforts to pursue a given aspiration. As a general guideline, recipients have demonstrated an understanding of excellence as a function of persistence and hard work which exemplifies the concept of “success” as a prize earned in monotonous and unrecognized moments, where often alone and without witness, the victor earns his right to victory.)
  3. Give 3 Suggestions for the Preferred URL: if you have opted to have CHARITYSMITH create a webpage for the Memorial Fund. (The shorter the URL, the better, however this is merely a suggestion.)

    a.
    b.
    c.
    (i.e., www.RIPdoug.org or www.douglassmithmemorialfund.org)

  4. Fund Administrator(s)
    The following individual(s) has/have agreed to serve as the Fund Administrators for the Memorial Fund. Contact information is available to CHARITYSMITH's staff as follows.

  5. Acknowledge Compliance
    The fund must work in conjunction with CHARITYSMITH Nonprofit Foundation's stated purpose as indicated by commission from the State of California and the Internal Revenue Service Code under section 501(c)3. CHARITYSMITH's commission is "the creation, administration, and distribution of memorial funds." All financial awards from a CHARITYSMITH governed memorial fund are reviewed by the Board of Trustees to ensure compliance with this stated purpose. For more information on federal tax laws, you are welcome to visit http://www.irs.gov/charities.


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From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing I do know: that we are here for the sake of each other, above all, for those upon whose smile
and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy.
Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of others, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must
exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received and am still receiving.”


-Albert Einstein