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ABOUT SCOTT J. BEIGEL MEMORIAL FUND

The Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization created in response to the tragic loss of Scott J. Beigel, the geography teacher and cross country coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 innocent people died from gun violence. The fund provides camperships to help send at-risk children touched by gun violence to summer sleep-away camp.

Scott loved working with children and teaching afforded him the ability to continue with one of his life’s passions, working at sleep-away camp. He worked diligently to have a positive impact on every child, no matter how young or old, no matter what the issues. It is for this reason that we created the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund, to combine Scott’s two life passions: his love for summer camp and his desire to teach and mentor children.

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ABOUT SCOTT BEIGEL

Scott Beigel was a teacher. A cross-country coach. A counselor. A son. A brother. An uncle. A grandchild. A nephew. A cousin. A friend.

He died a hero for his actions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where he taught geography and coached cross-country.

For 28 summers camp was Scott’s home away from home. He first went to camp at the age of seven. His mother Linda gave him pre-addressed and stamped “fill-in-the-bubble” stationary to send home so he would not have to write letters at rest time. Scott returned year after year, becoming a beloved counselor and staff member. The summer of 2018 would have been Scott’s 29th consecutive summer at camp. In 2017, Scott joined the staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland FL. where he accepted the positions of ninth-grade geography teacher and cross-country coach. Teaching, mentoring, guiding and helping children of all ages flourish became Scott’s mission in life.

“He was a hero before he saved these lives. Just as many people who will be talking about Scott would be calling him a hero even if this didn’t occur. Obviously, a tragedy,” Beigel’s sister Melissa Zech said Saturday.

“Scott Beigel wasn’t a hero because he opened the door to his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that day. He was a hero because he opened doors every day.”

- ESPN MAGAZINE
Truly kind and thoughtful words by President Barack Obama. Thank you for your support!
Letter from Barack Obama

Dear Michael and Linda-

Your son seemed like an extraordinary young man, and Michelle and I grieve alongside you.

We can only imagine the hardship you are going through; hopefully all the wonderful memories can help ease the pain.

We’ll get the details about your fund in his honor. In the meantime, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

-Barack Obama

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Coach Beigel was a constant source of smiles and inspiration. His classroom was a place where his students could feel comfortable with themselves and continuously grow, academically and personally.

This is one of the many quotes that appeared on his walls, and it’s a sentiment we feel everyone can relate to -- a reminder that failure is inevitable, but the real success is found in #nevergivingup

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On Wednesday, Michael and Linda had the pleasure of visiting one of the many summer sleep-away camps SJBMF partners with, Camp Junior.

More pictures to come - but needless to say, they had a blast!

To learn more about what SJBMF does to help children touched by gun violence, and how to help visit https://bit.ly/3Jax6bL

#ScottJBeigelMemorialFund #SJBMF #KidsCamp #summercamp #summer #summerfun #kidscamp #adventure #summervibes #summertime #nature #summercamps #sleepawaycamp #camplife #outdoors Michael Schulman Linda Beigel Schulman Erik KulleseidImage attachmentImage attachment

On Wednesday, Michael and Linda had the pleasure of visiting one of the many summer sleep-away camps SJBMF partners with, Camp Junior.

More pictures to come - but needless to say, they had a blast!

To learn more about what SJBMF does to help children touched by gun violence, and how to help visit bit.ly/3Jax6bL

#scottjbeigelmemorialfund #sjbmf #kidscamp #summercamp #summer #summerfun #kidscamp #adventure #summervibes #summertime #nature #summercamps #sleepawaycamp #camplife #outdoors Michael Schulman Linda Beigel Schulman Erik Kulleseid
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There is something about sleep away camp that only those who experienced it can ever understand. Independence, friendships, challenges and a lot of laughter!

Sleepaway camp is the best opportunity for kids to grow and become independent thinkers!

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Camp was his life and his passion. 💙

Seeing pictures of Scott in his element remind us of the tremendous impact he had on everyone around him. His light continues to shine and his legacy will be forever remembered.

#ScottJBeigelMemorialFund #SJBMF #RememberingScott #summercamp #everytown #momsdemandaction #marchforourlives #gunsense #guncontrol #endgunviolence #momsdemand #momsdemandaction #everytown #protectourkids Linda Beigel Schulman Michael Schulman

Camp was his life and his passion. 💙

Seeing pictures of Scott in his element remind us of the tremendous impact he had on everyone around him. His light continues to shine and his legacy will be forever remembered.

#scottjbeigelmemorialfund #sjbmf #rememberingscott #summercamp #everytown #momsdemandaction #MarchForOurLives #gunsense #guncontrol #EndGunViolence #momsdemand #momsdemandaction #everytown #ProtectOurKids Linda Beigel Schulman Michael Schulman
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Scott had a huge impact and his legacy continues on in the kids he touched, like mine!!!

Remember and celebrate him always ❤️💙⭐️

Heidi Katz Schuman

And now we run for him…

Scott understood the importance of summer camp, and the Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund helps keep his love of camp alive.

Hundreds of at-risk children touched by gun violence have the opportunity to attend summer sleep-away camp each year thanks to our amazing camp partners and SJBMF supporters.

To learn more about this beautiful cause and how to help visit https://bit.ly/3NMYKw7  💙

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#ScottJBeigelMemorialFund #SJBMF #KidsCamp #summercamp #summer #summerfun #kidscamp #adventure #summervibes #summertime #nature #summercamps #sleepawaycamp #camplife #outdoors

Scott understood the importance of summer camp, and the Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund helps keep his love of camp alive.

Hundreds of at-risk children touched by gun violence have the opportunity to attend summer sleep-away camp each year thanks to our amazing camp partners and SJBMF supporters.

To learn more about this beautiful cause and how to help visit bit.ly/3NMYKw7 💙

Fresh Air Fund Camp Herrlich Trail Blazers Camps Linda Beigel Schulman Michael Schulman


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Today marks the start of the next phase of our grief. Wounds that will never fully heal are brought back to the forefront of our hearts.

The road has been long and our pain deep. 💙

#ForeverInOurHearts #MSDStrong #Parkland #ScottJBeigelMemorialFund #SJBMF #RememberingScott #everytown #momsdemandaction #marchforourlives #gunsense #guncontrol #endgunviolence #momsdemand #momsdemandaction #everytown

Today marks the start of the next phase of our grief. Wounds that will never fully heal are brought back to the forefront of our hearts.

The road has been long and our pain deep. 💙

#foreverinourhearts #MSDStrong #parkland #scottjbeigelmemorialfund #sjbmf #rememberingscott #everytown #momsdemandaction #MarchForOurLives #gunsense #guncontrol #EndGunViolence #momsdemand #momsdemandaction #everytown
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A huge, heartfelt thank you to the Nassau County Bar Association  for honoring SJBMF with a $3,500 grant from the WE CARE Fund. Your generosity helps to secure the future for 2+ kids in need to attend summer sleep-away camp in 2023. We are so grateful for your generosity and ongoing support, always.

#ScottJBeigelMemorialFund #SJBMF #nassaucounty #nassaucountyny #kidscamp #summercamp #wecare #philanthropy #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #protectourkids Linda Beigel Schulman Michael Schulman

A huge, heartfelt thank you to the Nassau County Bar Association for honoring SJBMF with a $3,500 grant from the WE CARE Fund. Your generosity helps to secure the future for 2+ kids in need to attend summer sleep-away camp in 2023. We are so grateful for your generosity and ongoing support, always.

#scottjbeigelmemorialfund #sjbmf #nassaucounty #nassaucountyny #kidscamp #summercamp #wecare #philanthropy #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #ProtectOurKids Linda Beigel Schulman Michael Schulman
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On Monday, Linda Beigel Schulman and Michael Schulman, along with almost 2000 invited guests, were seated on the South Lawn of the White House as President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris spoke about the Bi-Partisan Safer Communities Act which President Biden had previously signed.

As Linda has said many times over, this legislation is not the beginning of the end of our quest for reasonable Federal Gun Safety Legislation, but only the end of the beginning. We must continue to work together to end the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our country.

We must keep our voices heard loud and clear as we know more bi-partisan cooperation is necessary to enact an assault weapon ban, limitting magazine size and so much more.

Even though it is only the first step, this legislation will save lives.

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As long as Linda Schulman and our Vice.Pres Kamala Harris could work together it will get done. We are so proud of you for all you do . Feeling complete confidence.

"You cannot ban an entire class of weapon in common use." Scotus, 2010, McDonald v Chicago

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