The Celina Marie Alexandre Memorial Scholarship Fund

For: The Celina Marie Alexandre Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sanford, ME
Organizer: Albert & Mary Alexandre
$7,111
of $25,000 goal.
Raised by 95 donors
28% Complete
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The Story

Celina Alexandre was a beautiful and unique young woman who possessed the all-too-rare ability to connect with everyone she encountered in her life.  She was well on her way toward making a difference in our world—she was just two weeks from graduating with her AA degree from Folsom Lake College (FLC), when her life was tragically cut short in a vehicle accident on April 30, 2016.

Her passion for learning and her drive to share what she had learned with others—enriched the heart of each person she encountered.  If you are reading this, you most likely have a Celina Story or have known someone with a similar legacy.  Hold that story in your heart and cherish it.  Whether you are a member of her family, an East or West Coast friend, a fellow FLC student or faculty member, or a member of her winery family—we all agree that Celina could overcome anything in her path.

From the stories about her, from the outpouring of love and grief on Facebook, from the tears of her family, friends and co-workers, it is evident that the life and the contribution of this exceptional young woman are now lost.

Unless we act.

The idea—no—the necessity—of creating a Scholarship Fund in her memory has been raised. You—and each of us together—can make it happen.

Our goal is to establish a coast-to-coast scholarship fund in her memory.  The scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and the drive and determination to pursue their dreams. This enduring scholarship fund will preserve Celina’s legacy and continue supporting her passion of helping others.

In lieu of flowers and other charity gifts, we ask that you please contribute what you can to this scholarship fund.  For Her.  For your hopes for our future.  So we can dig and nurture and seek and search and hope to find a Light that was a Bright as hers.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 14, 2016

Posted on June 14, 2016

Please join us to raise funds, celebrate & honor Celina's legacy on 6/26/16 at Crystal Basin Cellars & Crystal Basin Bistro in Camino, CA. There will be Live Music, a Silent Auction, Raffle, Good Food & Good Wine.

Can't come? That's alright. You can still join us by donating to and bidding in the Silent Auction online by going to the Facebook Event Link below on 6/26/16. Tell your friends!

Please go to this Facebook Event for Further Updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/841173426013727/

Specific Questions about the Event? Please contact Crystal Basin Cellars 530-647-1767

Hope to see you & your friends there!


Posted on June 12, 2016

Posted on June 12, 2016

On behalf of the Alexandre family, we would like to thank everyone who has generously donated to Celina's scholarship fund. The combined online and Sanford Institution for Savings, Sanford, Maine total as of 6/11/16 is $12,279.52!

Thank you also to Crystal Basin Cellars who has graciously offered to host a Scholarship Benefit for Celina on June 26, 2016 from 2pm-6pm.

With love and appreciation,
Albert, Mary, and Sarah Alexandre



Posted on May 5, 2016

Posted on May 5, 2016

There was evidently a communication-gap between family members regarding this fund. This is an online version of the same fund setup in Maine by the Alexandre family. This site was setup working with Mary Alexandre & Albert A Alexandre. 100% of the funds collected from this site are going to the same fund setup by the family in Maine. The funds will then be distributed by the family to 2 scholarships in Celina Alexandre's name, 1 for her High School & 1 for the college she was attending in CA, per the desire of Mary & Albert Alexandre. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly (as I'm working closely with the Alexandre family to setup the scholarship in CA): Todd G Smith 916-996-3381

If you prefer to mail your donation, please mail your donation to:

Sanford Institution for Savings
The Celina Marie Alexandre Memorial Scholarship Fund
900 Main Street
Sanford, ME 04073

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