Since Maggie’s death, her family has donated money in her memory to domestic violence shelters, domestic violence survivor programs, and programs at Plainwell High School and Kalamazoo College. Some of the donated money was raised from five annual Maggie’s Golf Outings, run by her Aunt Elaine.

In the past few years, Martha, Maggie’s mother, and some friends have raised money by knitting and selling Maggie’s Hats. The proceeds from these efforts for the past two years were combined with a personal donation from Martha and Rick.

On September 1, 2010, with a total of 15,000 dollars, the Remembering Maggie Fund was born under the auspices of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. The RM Fund still needs to grow larger through more donations.

Remembering Maggie Fund Mission

The Fund will give grants to individuals and programs that promote relationship violence prevention through the education of young people in the components of healthy, respectful relationships.

The focus group of these efforts would be 5th grade to college age persons. In retrospection on the loss of Maggie, her family feels that more understanding of respectful and mutual interactions could have resulted in a different outcome. It is the wish of her family that other young people learn to relate to and help each other more actively before violence may occur.


Are you a knitter?

Are you a knitter who would like to knit hats, scarves, or headbands to donate to the Remembering Maggie Fund for charitable sale? Contact Martha to learn more!

Steps to donate online to the Remembering Maggie Fund through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation:

  • Go to
  • Click on the Online Giving line on the left menu.
  • On the form that appears, indicate amount to donate in box.
  • Click on the check circle next to words, “A named charitable fund…”
  • In the search box below, type “Remembering Maggie” and click on SEARCH button
  • Now, in the drop-down menu just below SEARCH, choose the Remembering Maggie Fund option.
  • Continue below to enter your donation information. The donation will be a secure transaction through KCF.
  • You will receive a written confirmation of the tax-deductible monetary donation from KCF.

To send a donation by US. Mail

Send monetary donations to:
Remembering Maggie Fund
c/o Kalmazoo Community Foundation
402 E. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3888

Checks can be made out to: KCF/Remembering Maggie Fund.

You will receive a written confirmation of the tax-deductible monetary donation from KCF.