The Cari Widmyer '06 Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Keep Cari's Legacy Burning Bright

March 16, 2018

Dear Friends,

 

Cari’s birthday was February 10. Each year at this time, all of us—her friends, family, and Columbia Business School classmates—naturally reflect on the remarkable impact she made on all whose lives she touched.

 

Through your generosity, we are only $4,000 shy of the $75,000 goal for the Cari Widmyer ’06 Memorial Scholarship. We are writing today to thank you for your kind support of this living tribute, and ask you to consider making an additional gift in order to make her scholarship a reality for generations to come.

 

Once endowed, her scholarship will begin its journey supporting Columbia Business School students who embody her unique personal and professional qualities—but to get there, we need your help.

Through June 30, 2018, you can make an additional gift via the crowdfunding website we’ve created at https://crowdfund.columbia.edu/project/5858/updates/1.

 

What you give right now will help achieve the threshold necessary for the School to endow the scholarship in perpetuity. Of course, it is our hope that even after meeting this minimum, Cari’s scholarship will continue to grow in impact. After June 30, you can make a gift any time:

  • on Columbia Business School’s website by including a note to allocate your contribution to the Cari Widmyer ’06 Memorial Scholarship.
  • by contacting Jennifer Cole, senior associate director of Major Gifts at the Business School, at jec2233@gsb.columbia.edu or 212-851-1808.

As Cari was a light to all of us, it is only fitting that we honor her memory through this scholarship, which will keep her legacy burning bright through future generations of Columbia Business School students.

Many heartfelt thanks for your support.

 

Sincerely,

The Widmyer Family

Lindsay Kruse ’06

Noha Mohsen ’06

Laurie Pettinella Zorn ’06

Alyssa Goodman Bergeman ’06

 

Light a Candle for Cari Campaign

June 19, 2017

As the first anniversary of Cari's passing approaches, we are pleased to announce the Light a Candle for Cari Campaign. We hope to honor her spirit with a positive and hopeful gesture—one that makes each of your donations a celebration of her life and legacy.

The goal of this campaign is to see how many candles we can light between the anniversary of her accident and her 45th birthday in February 2018. Each candle is $45. Donors can choose to light one or many; lighting many candles will create a fireworks display in honor of Cari’s life. Your thoughtful support will contribute to our goal of endowing the Cari Widmyer ’06 Memorial Scholarship at Columbia Business School.

Please consider lighting a candle each time you remember Cari—on her anniversary; at Christmas; on her birthday; or even on yours. You can also light a candle to honor her each time you think of her or when you do something that you would have done together.

Cari always chose the road less traveled. She illustrated her passion for adventure during the final year of her life, always choosing the unique path. Keeping candles burning for her spirit will encourage people beginning their professional lives to live as strongly as Cari did. In our hearts, we know the Cari Widmyer ’06 Memorial Scholarship is the best way to memorialize Cari. Thank you for anything you can do to help.

Namaste,

Alyssa Goodman Bergeman ’06

Lindsay Kruse ’06

Noha Mohsen ’06  

Laurie Pettinella Zorn ’06

The Widmyer Family

 

 

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