We appreciate your patience in waiting to learn more about raising money for the Devin Gaines Scholarship Fund. We were able to raise the $6,000 to help Devin's family cover the costs of the funeral, and we are now working to raise $25,000 for a scholarship fund in Devin's name. We cannot think of a better way to to honor our friend who, in his great love of learning, offered help to students in need.
Joseph Sweet, a student at UConn, is handling the specifics of the fund, and so we will quote his instructions directly. There is currently no option available for electronic donations, and so donations must be made by check. If an electronic option is made available later, we will contact you again, but assume there will not be one for now.
Joseph's message follows:
"Donations can now be received for the scholarship. Please send your donation as a check payable to the UConn Foundation with 'Gaines Memorial Fund' in the memo field. The check can be mailed to:
Program Director of Leadership Gifts, Annual Giving
University of Connecticut Foundation
2390 Alumni Drive Unit 3206
Storrs, CT 06269-3206
Once everything is in full swing, I will try and get frequent updates of the amount raised and how close we are to the goal. Thank you all for your support and please tell your friends, family, neighbors, and instructors of fund."
Please contact us at
with any questions you might have. We are sorry to be contacting you all for such a sad reason, but the cause is worthwhile, and we are grateful for your help.
-Joseph Sweet, Eugene Brevdo, and Adam Marcus