Jillian Grace Giardullo Memorial Fund
“Try to keep my memory alive. Whether you have a fundraiser each year. Do a breast walk. Something to keep my spirit alive.”
July 18, 2017 — In the over ten months since Jill’s passing, that’s the one part from her will which has remained with me the most. And in the weeks after September 20, in between traveling and penning two online tributes in her memory (here and here), I contemplated what I could do which would accomplish just that, one of her last wishes.
So today, on what would have been our fifteenth anniversary of meeting one another, and in partnership with CharitySmith Non-Profit Foundation, I would like to announce the Jillian Grace Giardullo Memorial Fund.
What makes Jill’s Foundation different from all of the other cancer research foundations and charities which already exist out there? It’s this simple: 100% of the funds will be donated directly to underinsured or uninsured women in their thirties who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Because however tragic Jill’s story was, there are hundreds of thousands of women living in this country right now who do not have the support that she had– either financially, personally, or both– to fight this disease.
So that’s how we will keep Jill’s spirit alive: by helping others in need– as that’s exactly what she lived for, in both her personal and professional life– who suffer from the same disease she was diagnosed with at the age of 30.
You can donate to Jill’s Memorial Fund by following the instructions below.
- Danny Giardullo
CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:
The Jillian Grace Giardullo Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
Use credit card by clicking the link below.
The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.
For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.