Scroll to the bottom of the page to give to the Independent Living Fund.
The day I graduated from high school, June 2, 2000, was the best and worst day of my life.
I was excited to graduate, but extremely sad to leave a place I called home, the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home. You see, I had just turned 18 and was unable to stay any longer at the Home. I moved back to my hometown to begin my adult life. I had no support or guidance. In trying to find my way, I worked two jobs, but barely had two nickels to my name. I ended up homeless in less than a year. I vowed to make a better life for myself. Today, I am a devoted father of three, I have a successful career and am a philanthropist.
Now, I want to pay it forward. I want to help bridge the gap for future children like myself.
Will you help me create a fund to give today’s youth their greatest opportunity for success when they leave the loving care of the Children’s Home? I want to make the road to independence and happiness easier for today’s Children’s Home graduates.
Will you please consider joining me in a very personal project?