Just a quick message from my wife Amy:
I have been working to help re-establish a scholarship fund at Cornell University, our alma mater, in honor of Maribel Garcia, a friend who died tragically in a car accident only a few years after graduation.
Maribel was touring with the incredibly talented singer-songwriter Sam Shaber, also a Cornell grad.
For any of you who might be in the Cornell/Ithaca area next Thursday, Sam is headlining a benefit concert on campus. There will also be a performance by Cornell student Candace Berne and a reading of some of Maribel's writing by another Cornell alum (Maribel was a wonderful short story writer).
The Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award will be given
each year to a Cornell student who has made a remarkably insightful, selfless, and/or creative contribution to their community.
Here's more about Maribel Garcia, the fund and how you can donate.