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The Lee Family Benevolence Fund

$11,820raised of $40,000 goal

Organizer: Karin Gornick Beneficiary: Carrie and Harry Lee

On May 10, 2014, Jeffrey Fraser Lee passed away after a courageous battle with Pulmonary Vasculitis. Friends have established this donation site to provide immediate funds needed for Jeff"s family.

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On May 10, 2014, Jeffrey Fraser Lee passed away after complications from Pulmonary Fibrosis and Vasculitis. Jeff was in Northern California on business when he suffered an acute attack of the disease. After 2 weeks of a valiant fight at Stanford University's ICU, Jeff passed away peacefully surrounded by family and tunes of the Kingston Trio. In his memory, friends have established this donation site to provide support for his family during this difficult time. Carrie and Harry urgently need help with immediate living expenses. Due to the unusual circumstances around the timing of Jeff's death, there is very little current liquidity in his businesses. In addition to providing immediate support, donations will go towards Harry's school tuition. It would be so beneficial for him to be able to finish his last year at Minnesota Life College. Please consider making a gift to the family in Jeff's memory. 

For anyone who is more comfortable mailing a donation rather than making a gift online, please write a check to The Lee Family Benevolence Fund, and mail to: 

TCF Bank
Lee Family Benevolence Fund account
1101 Wayzata Blvd. East
Wayzata, MN 55391 

**To date, over $26,000 has been raised, mainly in the form of checks mailed in and are not reflected on this website but greatly, greatly appreciated!
**Two memorial services are now scheduled. The first on Saturday, June 28 will be in the Minneapolis Area.The second will be on Saturday, August 2 in Tiburon, CA. Details are posted on the "UPDATE" page of this website. 

Thank you for any support you can offer. If you have any questions, please call Karin, Carrie's niece at: 415-488-3100. 

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by Karin Gornick
The memorial service in Minneapolis on June 28 was amazing! A full house, a Kingston Trio hit solo, and several very meaningful tributes to dear Jeff. It would have made him proud!
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by Karin Gornick
Hello Friends and Family,
This is a message from Carrie. First of all, my niece Karin Gornick has made a huge difference in our lives by creating this website I want to thank her publically for all the time and hard work that went into this.
We feel so fortunate and blessed to have such wonderful and supportive friends and family. You are all making a huge difference for us, and giving me personally the space, and time to sort out my financial situation, and spend some quality time with my son Harry this summer without having to feel pressed to make some major decisions about carreer and housing, before I 
am ready to do so. I would like to personally thank every one of you, and that may take a while, so I hope you all read this!
With love and gratitude,

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by Karin Gornick
If you care to contact Carrie directly, her mailing address is:
Carrie Woodward Lee
PO Box 961
Long Lake, MN 55356

Phone 612-791-2452
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by Karin Gornick
Jeff's memorial service in Minnesota will be on Saturday, June 28, 3pm.

St Luke Presbyterian Church
3121 Groveland School  Road,
Wayzata, MN 55391
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by Karin Gornick
The memorial for Jeff in San Francisco will be at Westminister Presbyterian Church, Tiburon on Saturday August 2, 11AM. Please come in casual attire and join us for a picnic following the service. More details to come.
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